1 TIMOTHY 5:4

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.”

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1 Timothy 5:4 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Greek Meaning/ Definition
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But δέ But, and, etc But
if εἰ If, whether, that, etc if
any τις Some or any person or object any
widow χήρα A widow (as lacking a husband), literally or figuratively widow
have ἔχει To hold (used in very various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or remote; such as possession; ability, contiuity, relation, or condition) have
children τέκνα A child (as produced) children
or Disjunctive, or; comparative, than or
nephews, ἔκγονα A descendant, i.e., (specially) grandchild nephews
let them learn μανθανέτωσαν To learn (in any way) let learn
first πρῶτον Firstly (in time, place, order, or importance) first
to shew piety εὐσεβεῖν To be pious, i.e., (towards God) to worship, or (towards parents) to respect (support) shew piety
at ἴδιον Pertaining to self, i.e., one's own; by implication, private or separate at
home, οἶκον A dwelling (more or less extensive, literal or figurative); by implication, a family (more or less related, literally or figuratively) home
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
to their ἀποδιδόναι To give away, i.e., up, over, back, etc. (in various applications) to their
requite ἀμοιβὰς Requital requite
parents: προγόνοις· An ancestor, (grand-)parent parents
for γάρ Properly, assigning a reason (used in argument, explanation or intensification; often with other particles) for
that τοῦτο That thing that
is ἐστιν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are is
good καλὸν Properly, beautiful, but chiefly (figuratively) good (literally or morally), i.e., valuable or virtuous (for appearance or use, and thus distinguished from G0018, which is properly intrinsic) good
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
acceptable ἀπόδεκτον Accepted, i.e., agreeable acceptable
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

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  • 2  The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.

  • 3  Honour widows that are widows indeed.

  • 4  But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.

  • 5  Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.

  • 6  But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.




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