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1 Timothy 5:3-8 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)

Honour thou widows [Honour the widows], that be very widows.

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.

And she that is a widow verily, and desolate, hope [she] into God, and be busy in beseechings and prayers night and day.

For she that is living in delights, is dead [in soul].

And command thou this thing [And this thing command thou], that they be without reproof.

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].

1 Timothy 5:3-8 New Matthew Bible (NMB)

Honour widows that are true widows. If any widows have children or grandchildren, let them learn first to take godly responsibility in their own families, and to recompense their elders. For that is good and acceptable before God.

She who is a real widow and friendless puts her trust in God, and continues in supplication and prayer night and day. But she who lives in pleasure is dead even while alive. And instruct these things, so that the people may be without fault. But if there be anyone who does not provide for his own, and particularly for those of his household, the same denies the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

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1 Timothy 5:3-8 1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

[a][b]Honor widows, which are widows indeed.

[c]But if any widow have children or nephews let them learn first to show godliness [d]toward their own house, and [e]to recompense their kindred: [f]for that is an honest thing, and acceptable before God.

[g]And she that is a widow indeed and left alone, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.

[h]But she that liveth in pleasure, is dead, while she liveth.

These things therefore warn them of, that they may be blameless.

If there be any that provideth not for his own, and namely for them of his household, he denieth the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Timothy 5:3 The Apostle giveth these rules touching the care of widows.
  2. 1 Timothy 5:3 Have care of those widows which have need of help.
  3. 1 Timothy 5:4 Widows’ children and nephews must take care for their parents, according to their ability.
  4. 1 Timothy 5:4 The first reason, because that, that which they bestow upon theirs, they bestow it upon themselves.
  5. 1 Timothy 5:4 Another, because nature itself teacheth us to recompense our parents.
  6. 1 Timothy 5:4 The third: because this dutifulness pleaseth God.
  7. 1 Timothy 5:5 The second rule: Let the church have care of such as are widows indeed, that is to say, such as are poor and destitute of help of their own friends, and live godly and religiously.
  8. 1 Timothy 5:6 The third rule: Let widows that live in pleasure, and neglect the care of their own family, be holden and accompted as fallers away from God and his religion, and worse than very infidels.
1599 Geneva Bible (GNV)

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1 Timothy 5:3-8 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

Honour widows that are widows indeed. But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to shew piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God. Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day. But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth. And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless. But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)

KJV reproduced by permission of Cambridge University Press, the Crown’s patentee in the UK.

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