1 TIMOTHY 5:8

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.”

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1 Timothy 5:8 Translation & Meaning

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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
provide for προνοεῖ To consider in advance, i.e., look out for beforehand (actively, by way of maintenance for others; middle voice by way of circumspection for oneself) provide
not οὐ The absolute negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not not
his own, ἰδίων Pertaining to self, i.e., one's own; by implication, private or separate own
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
specially μάλιστα (adverbially) most (in the greatest degree) or particularly specially
for those of his own house, οἰκείων Domestic, i.e., (as noun), a relative, adherent those own house
he hath denied ἤρνηται To contradict, i.e., disavow, reject, abnegate denied
the τὴν The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
faith, πίστιν Persuasion, i.e., credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly, constancy in such profession; by extension, the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself faith
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
is ἔστιν He (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are is
worse χείρων From an obsolete equivalent χέρης (of uncertain derivation); more evil or aggravated (physically, mentally or morally) worse
than an infidel. ἀπίστου (actively) disbelieving, i.e., without Christian faith (specially, a heathen); (passively) untrustworthy (person), or incredible (thing) than infidel

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

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

  • 8  But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

  • 9  Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man,

  • 10  Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints' feet, if she have relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.




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