1 TIMOTHY 5:21

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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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1 Timothy 5:21 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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I charge Διαμαρτύρομαι To attest or protest earnestly, or (by implication) hortatively charge
thee (No Greek definition. English implied.)
before ἐνώπιον In the face of (literally or figuratively) before
God, θεοῦ A deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; exceedingly (by Hebraism) God
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
the Lord Κυρίου Supreme in authority, i.e., (as noun) controller; by implication, Master (as a respectful title) Lord
Jesus Ἰησοῦ Jesus (i.e., Jehoshua), the name of our Lord and two (three) other Israelites Jesus
Christ, Χριστοῦ Anointed, i.e., the Messiah, an epithet of Jesus Christ
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
the τῶν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
elect ἐκλεκτῶν Select; by implication, favorite elect
angels, ἀγγέλων (to bring tidings); a messenger; especially an "angel"; by implication, a pastor angels
that ἵνα In order that (denoting the purpose or the result) that
thou observe φυλάξῃς To watch, i.e., be on guard (literally of figuratively); by implication, to preserve, obey, avoid observe
these things ταῦτα These things these things
without χωρὶς At a space, i.e., separately or apart from (often as preposition) without
preferring one before another, προκρίματος A prejudgment (prejudice), i.e., prepossession preferring one before another
doing ποιῶν To make or do (in a very wide application, more or less direct) doing
nothing μηδὲν Not even one (man, woman, thing) nothing
by κατὰ (prepositionally) down (in place or time), in varied relations (according to the case (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined) by
partiality. πρόσκλισιν A leaning towards, i.e., (figuratively) proclivity (favoritism) partiality

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  • 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.

  • 22  Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.

  • 23  Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.




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