1 TIMOTHY 5:16

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT

To get what 1 Timothy 5:16 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity.

“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.”

Very low popularity: < 10 searches a month
Popularity relative to other verses in 1 Timothy chapter 5 using average monthly Google searches.

1 Timothy 5:16 Translation & Meaning

What does this verse really mean? Use this table to get a word-for-word translation of the original Greek Scripture. This shows the English words related to the source biblical texts along with brief definitions. Follow the buttons in the right-hand column for detailed definitions and verses that use the same root words. Use this reference information to gain deeper insight into the Bible and enrich your understanding. Information based on Strong's Exhaustive Concordance[1].

KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
This is a simplified translation of the original Greek word. Follow the buttons on the right to get more detail.
More 
Use the buttons below to get details on the Greek word and view related Bible verses that use the same root word.
If εἴ If, whether, that, etc If
any τις Some or any person or object any
man πιστὸς Objectively, trustworthy; subjectively, trustful man
or Disjunctive, or; comparative, than or
woman that believeth πιστὴ Objectively, trustworthy; subjectively, trustful woman believeth
have ἔχει To hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition) have
widows, χήρας A widow (as lacking a husband), literally or figuratively widows
let them relieve ἐπαρκείτω To avail for, i.e., help let relieve
them, αὐταῖς The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons them
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
let be βαρείσθω To weigh down (figuratively) let
not μὴ (adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether not
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
church ἐκκλησία A calling out, i.e., (concretely) a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation (Jewish synagogue, or Christian community of members on earth or saints in heaven or both) church
charged; βαρείσθω To weigh down (figuratively) charged
that ἵνα In order that (denoting the purpose or the result) that
it may relieve ἐπαρκέσῃ To avail for, i.e., help relieve
them that ταῖς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) them that
are ὄντως Really are
widows χήραις A widow (as lacking a husband), literally or figuratively widows
indeed. ὄντως Really indeed

Verse Context

See 1 Timothy 5:16 with its adjacent verses in bold below. Follow either of the two large buttons below to see these verses in their broader context of the King James Bible or a Bible concordance.

Very High
Verse Search Popularity Levels What do people search for?

Use the scale on the left to tell how often the verses below are googled compared to each other.

High
Medium
Low
Very Low
  • 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.

  • 17  Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

  • 18  For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.




Sources:

The King James Bible (1611) and Strong's Concordance (1890) with Hebrew and Greek dictionaries are sourced from the BibleForgeDB database (https://github.com/bibleforge) within the BibleForge project (http://bibleforge.com). Popularity rankings are based on search volume data from the Google AdWords Keyword Planner tool.


Share This Page:


Popular Bible Topics What does the Bible say about...?

Most Searched Bible Verses
Translations, Meanings, Complete Red Letter Bible
Words of God in dark red
Words of Jesus in light red