1 Timothy 5:15

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

1 Timothy 5:15 in Other Translations

KJV
15 For some are already turned aside after Satan.
ESV
15 For some have already strayed after Satan.
NLT
15 For I am afraid that some of them have already gone astray and now follow Satan.
MSG
15 Some of them have already left and gone after Satan.
CSB
15 For some have already turned away to follow Satan.

1 Timothy 5:15 Meaning and Commentary

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.

1 Timothy 5:15 In-Context

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 busybodies who talk nonsense, saying things they ought not to.
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 Some have in fact already turned away to follow Satan.
16 If any woman who is a believer has widows in her care, she should continue to 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 elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.

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