1 TIMOTHY 5:19

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.”

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1 Timothy 5:19 Translation & Meaning

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Against κατὰ (prepositionally) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined) Against
an elder πρεσβυτέρου Older; as noun, a senior; specially, an Israelite Sanhedrist (also figuratively, member of the celestial council) or Christian "presbyter" elder
receive παραδέχου To accept near, i.e., admit or (by implication) delight in receive
not μὴ (adverb) not, (conjunction) lest; also (as an interrogative implying a negative answer (whereas G3756 expects an affirmative one)) whether not
an accusation, κατηγορίαν A complaint ("category"), i.e., criminal charge accusation
but ἐκτὸς The exterior; figuratively (as a preposition) aside from, besides but
before ἐπὶ Properly, meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution (with the genitive case), i.e., over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc before
two δύο "two" two
or Disjunctive, or; comparative, than or
three τριῶν "three" three
witnesses. μαρτύρων A witness (literally (judicially) or figuratively (genitive case)); by analogy, a "martyr" witnesses

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  • 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.

  • 19  Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.

  • 20  Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.

  • 21  I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.




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