1 Timothy 5:21

The elect angels (twn eklektwn aggelwn). For this triad of God, Christ, angels, see Luke 9:26 . "Elect" in the sense of the "holy" angels who kept their own principality ( Jude 1:6 ) and who did not sin ( 2 Peter 2:4 ). Paul shows his interest in angels in 1 Corinthians 4:9 ; 1 Corinthians 11:10 . Observe (pulaxh). First aorist active subjunctive of pulassw, to guard, to keep ( Romans 2:26 ). Subfinal use of ina. Without prejudice (cwri prokrimato). Late and rare word (from prokinw, to judge beforehand), three times in the papyri, here only in N.T. "Without prejudgment." By partiality (kata prosklisin). Late word from prosklinw, to incline towards one ( Acts 5:36 ), only here in N.T.