1 Timothy 5:7

7 Give the people these instructions, so that no one may be open to blame.

1 Timothy 5:7 in Other Translations

7 And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless.
7 Command these things as well, so that they may be without reproach.
7 Give these instructions to the church so that no one will be open to criticism.
7 Tell these things to the people so that they will do the right thing in their extended family.
7 Command this, so that they won't be blamed.

1 Timothy 5:7 Meaning and Commentary

1 Timothy 5:7

And these things give in charge
Concerning rebuking persons of a different age and sex, and concerning the maintenance of widows; and particularly that children provide for their parents when helpless; and that widows trust in God, and give themselves to prayer and supplication, and not live in sin:

that they may be blameless;
before men, and in the view of the world, and not be chargeable with any notorious crime; though none are without blame in themselves, and before God, but as considered in Christ Jesus.

1 Timothy 5:7 In-Context

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 But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives.
7 Give the people these instructions, so that no one may be open to blame.
8 Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
9 No widow may be put on the list of widows unless she is over sixty, has been faithful to her husband,

Cross References 1

  • 1. 1 Timothy 4:11; 1 Timothy 6:2
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