1 Timothy 5 WYC/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Blame thou not an elder man, but beseech [him] as a father, young men as brethren; 1 Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers,
2 old women as mothers, young women as sisters, in all chastity. 2 older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.
3 Honour thou widows [Honour the widows], that be very widows. 3 Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.
4 But if any widow hath children of sons [Forsooth if any widow hath sons, or cousins], learn she first to govern her house, and requite to father and mother; for this thing is accepted before God. 4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, these should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and grandparents, for this is pleasing to God.
5 And she that is a widow verily, and desolate, hope [she] into God, and be busy in beseechings and prayers night and day. 5 The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help.
6 For she that is living in delights, is dead [in soul]. 6 But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives.
7 And command thou this thing [And this thing command thou], that they be without reproof. 7 Give the people these instructions, too, so that no one may be open to blame.
8 For if any man hath not care of his own, and most(ly) of his household members, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an unfaithful man [and is worse than an unfaithful, or heathen, man]. 8 If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
9 A widow be chosen [into the temple] not less than sixty years, that was wife of one husband, 9 No widow may be put on the list of widows unless she is over sixty, has been faithful to her husband,
10 and hath witnessing in good works, if she nourished children [having witnessing in good works, if she nourished sons], if she received poor men to harbour, if she hath washed the feet of holy men, if she ministered to men that suffered tribulation [if she under-ministered to men suffering tribulation], if she followed all good work. 10 and is well known for her good deeds, such as bringing up children, showing hospitality, washing the feet of the saints, helping those in trouble and devoting herself to all kinds of good deeds.
11 But eschew younger widows; for when they have done lechery, they will be wedded in Christ, [Forsooth eschew younger widows; forsooth when they have done lechery in Christ, they will be wedded,] 11 As for younger widows, do not put them on such a list. For when their sensual desires overcome their dedication to Christ, they want to marry.
12 having damnation, for they have made void the first faith. 12 Thus they bring judgment on themselves, because they have broken their first pledge.
13 Also [and] they idle learn to go about houses, not only idle, but [they be] full of words and curious [but and full of words and curiosity], speaking things that it behooveth not. 13 Besides, they get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying things they ought not to.
14 Therefore I will, that younger widows be wedded, and bring forth children, and be housewives, to give none occasion to the adversary, because of cursed thing [by cause of cursed thing]. 14 So I counsel younger widows to marry, to have children, to manage their homes and to give the enemy no opportunity for slander.
15 For now some be turned aback after Satan. 15 Some have in fact already turned away to follow Satan.
16 If any faithful man hath widows, minister he to them [under-minister he to them], that the church be not charged, that it suffice to them that be very widows. 16 If any woman who is a believer has widows in her family, she should help them and not let the church be burdened with them, so that the church can help those widows who are really in need.
17 The priests that be well governors [The priests that be well before, that is, truly keep well priesthood], be they had worthy to double honour; most they that travail in word and teaching. 17 The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.
18 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not bridle the mouth of the ox threshing, and, A workman is worthy his hire. 18 For the Scripture says, "Do not muzzle the ox while it is treading out the grain," and "The worker deserves his wages."
19 Do not thou receive accusing against a priest, but under twain or three [two or three] witnesses. 19 Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses.
20 But reprove thou men that sin before all men, that also others have dread. [Men sinning before all men reprove thou, that and others have dread.] 20 Those who sin are to be rebuked publicly, so that the others may take warning.
21 I pray thee before God [I pray, or adjure, thee before God], and Jesus Christ, and his chosen angels, that thou keep these things without prejudice, and do nothing in bowing to the other side [doing nothing, bowing into another part]. 21 I charge you, in the sight of God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, to keep these instructions without partiality, and to do nothing out of favoritism.
22 Put thou hands to no man, neither at once commune thou with other men's sins [Put thou hands to no man soon, neither commune thou with other men's sins]. Keep thyself chaste. 22 Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.
23 Do not thou yet drink water, but use a little wine, for thy stomach, and for thine oft falling infirmities. 23 Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses.
24 Some men's sins be open, before going to doom; but of some men they come after. [Some men's sins be open, going before to doom; forsooth of some men and they follow.] 24 The sins of some men are obvious, reaching the place of judgment ahead of them; the sins of others trail behind them.
25 And also good deeds be open, and those that have them in other manner be not able to be hid. [Also and good deeds be open, and they that have them otherwise, may not be hid.] 25 In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not cannot be hidden.