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1 Timothy 5:15

15 Some have in fact already turned away to follow Satan.

Read 1 Timothy 5:15 Using Other Translations

For some are already turned aside after Satan.
For some have already strayed after Satan.
For I am afraid that some of them have already gone astray and now follow Satan.

What does 1 Timothy 5:15 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Timothy 5:15

For some are already turned aside after Satan.
] Meaning some of those younger widows, whom the apostle knew, and had observed to have departed from the faith they first professed, and turned their backs on Christ, and gave themselves up to carnal lusts and pleasures, and an idle and impure life and conversation, walked according to the course of this world, and the prince of it, by whom they were led captive at his will; for so everyone that apostatizes from a profession of Christ, and follows either false teachers, and their doctrines, as the Gnostics, that condemned marriage, or any sinful and impure way of life, may be said to turn aside after Satan; and as that apostle knew this to be fact, from his own observation, he therefore gives the above advice.

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