1 TIMOTHY 5:14



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“I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.”

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1 Timothy 5:14 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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I will βούλομαι To "will," i.e., (reflexively) be willing I will
therefore οὖν (adverbially) certainly, or (conjunctionally) accordingly therefore
that γαμεῖν To wed (of either sex) that
the younger women νεωτέρας "new", i.e., (of persons) youthful, or (of things) fresh; figuratively, regenerate younger women
marry, γαμεῖν To wed (of either sex) marry
bear children, τεκνογονεῖν To be a child-bearer, i.e., parent (mother) bear children
guide the house, οἰκοδεσποτεῖν To be the head of (i.e., rule) a family guide house
give διδόναι To give (used in a very wide application, properly, or by implication, literally or figuratively; greatly modified by the connection) give
none μηδεμίαν Not even one (man, woman, thing) none
occasion ἀφορμὴν A starting-point, i.e., (figuratively) an opportunity occasion
to ἀντικειμένῳ To lie opposite, i.e., be adverse (figuratively, repugnant) to to
the τῷ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
adversary ἀντικειμένῳ To lie opposite, i.e., be adverse (figuratively, repugnant) to adversary
to speak reproachfully. λοιδορίας Slander or vituperation speak reproachfully

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  • 12  Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.

  • 13  And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

  • 14  I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

  • 15  For some are already turned aside after Satan.

  • 16  If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.


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