1 Timothy 5:11
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
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.

English Standard Version
But refuse to enroll younger widows, for when their passions draw them away from Christ, they desire to marry

Berean Study Bible
But refuse to enroll younger widows. For when their passions draw them away from Christ, they will want to marry,

Berean Literal Bible
But refuse younger widows; for when they might grow wanton against Christ, they desire to marry,

New American Standard Bible
But refuse to put younger widows on the list, for when they feel sensual desires in disregard of Christ, they want to get married,

King James Bible
But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But refuse to enroll younger widows, for when they are drawn away from Christ by desire, they want to marry

International Standard Version
But do not include younger widows on your list. For whenever their natural desires cause them to lose their devotion to the Messiah, they want to remarry.

NET Bible
But do not accept younger widows on the list, because their passions may lead them away from Christ and they will desire to marry,

New Heart English Bible
But refuse younger widows, for whenever their passions lead them away from Christ, they desire to marry;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But avoid those widows who are younger, for these separate from The Messiah and seek to have a husband;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't include younger widows [on your list]. Whenever their natural desires become stronger than their devotion to Christ, they'll want to marry.

New American Standard 1977
But refuse to put younger widows on the list, for when they feel sensual desires in disregard of Christ, they want to get married,

Jubilee Bible 2000
But the younger widows refuse, for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they desire to marry,

King James 2000 Bible
But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to grow wanton against Christ, they will marry;

American King James Version
But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;

American Standard Version
But younger widows refuse: for when they have waxed wanton against Christ, they desire to marry;

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the younger widows avoid. For when they have grown wanton in Christ, they will marry:

Darby Bible Translation
But younger widows decline; for when they grow wanton against Christ, they desire to marry,

English Revised Version
But younger widows refuse: for when they have waxed wanton against Christ, they desire to marry;

Webster's Bible Translation
But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to grow wanton against Christ, they will marry;

Weymouth New Testament
But the younger widows you must not enrol; for as soon as they begin to chafe against the yoke of Christ, they want to marry,

World English Bible
But refuse younger widows, for when they have grown wanton against Christ, they desire to marry;

Young's Literal Translation
and younger widows be refusing, for when they may revel against the Christ, they wish to marry,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:9-16 Every one brought into any office in the church, should be free from just censure; and many are proper objects of charity, yet ought not to be employed in public services. Those who would find mercy when they are in distress, must show mercy when they are in prosperity; and those who show most readiness for every good work, are most likely to be faithful in whatever is trusted to them. Those who are idle, very seldom are only idle, they make mischief among neighbours, and sow discord among brethren. All believers are required to relieve those belonging to their families who are destitute, that the church may not be prevented from relieving such as are entirely destitute and friendless.
Study Bible
Support for Widows
10and well known for good deeds such as bringing up children, entertaining strangers, washing the feet of the saints, imparting relief to the afflicted, and devoting herself to every good work. 11But refuse to enroll younger widows. For when their passions draw them away from Christ, they will want to marry, 12and thus will incur judgment because they are setting aside their first faith.…
Cross References
1 Timothy 5:12
and thus will incur judgment because they are setting aside their first faith.

Revelation 18:3
All the nations have drunk the wine of the passion of her immorality. The kings of the earth were immoral with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown wealthy through the extravagance of her luxury."

Revelation 18:7
To the degree that she has glorified herself and lived in luxury, inflict on her that much torment and misery. In her heart she says, 'I sit as queen; I am not a widow and will never see mourning.'

Revelation 18:9
Then the kings of the earth who committed sexual immorality and lived in luxury with her will weep and wail at the sight of the smoke rising from the fire that consumes her.
Treasury of Scripture

But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;

the younger.

1 Timothy 5:9,14 Let not a widow be taken into the number under three score years …

to wax.

Deuteronomy 32:15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: you are waxen fat, you are grown …

Isaiah 3:16 Moreover the LORD said, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, …

Hosea 13:6 According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled, …

James 5:5 You have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; you have …

2 Peter 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through …

they will.

1 Timothy 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house…

1 Timothy 4:3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats…

1 Corinthians 7:39,40 The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband lives; but if …

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