1 Timothy 5:11

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.

Read 1 Timothy 5:11 Using Other Translations

But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;
But refuse to enroll younger widows, for when their passions draw them away from Christ, they desire to marry
The younger widows should not be on the list, because their physical desires will overpower their devotion to Christ and they will want to remarry.

What does 1 Timothy 5:11 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Timothy 5:11

But the younger widows refuse
To admit them into the number of widows relieved by the church; partly because they are fit for labour, and so can take care of themselves; and partly because they may marry, as the apostle afterwards advises they should, and so would have husbands to take care of them:

for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ;
that is, being at ease, and without labour, live a wanton, loose, and licentious life, and in carnal lusts and pleasures, contrary to the commands of Christ, and to the reproach and dishonour of his name:

they will marry;
not that it would be criminal for them to marry, or that second marriages are unlawful; for the apostle afterwards signifies that it was right, fit, and proper that such should marry; but his sense is, that marriage being the effect of wantonness, would not be so honourable in them, and especially after they had made application to the church for relief, and had declared themselves widows indeed, and desolate, and such as trusted in God, and gave themselves up to supplication and prayer; wherefore it would be much better for them, and more to the credit of religion, to marry first, than afterwards and it would be best not to apply at all to the church; and if they should, it would be most advisable to reject them for the said reasons.

California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information  California - CCPA Notice