1 TIMOTHY 5:5

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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

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1 Timothy 5:5 Translation & Meaning

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Now δὲ But, and, etc Now
she that The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) she that
is ὄντως Really is
a widow χήρα A widow (as lacking a husband), literally or figuratively widow
indeed, ὄντως Really indeed
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
desolate, μεμονωμένη To isolate, i.e., bereave desolate
trusteth ἤλπικεν To expect or confide trusteth
in 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 in
God, θεὸν 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
continueth in προσμένει To stay further, i.e., remain in a place, with a person; figuratively, to adhere to, persevere in continueth
supplications δεήσεσιν A petition supplications
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
prayers προσευχαῖς Prayer (worship); by implication, an oratory (chapel) prayers
night νυκτὸς "night" (literally or figuratively) night
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
day. ἡμέρας Day, i.e., (literally) the time space between dawn and dark, or the whole 24 hours (but several days were usually reckoned by the Jews as inclusive of the parts of both extremes); figuratively, a period (always defined more or less clearly by the context) day

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  • 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.

  • 7  And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless.




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