1 Timothy 5:12
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New International Version
Thus they bring judgment on themselves, because they have broken their first pledge.

New Living Translation
Then they would be guilty of breaking their previous pledge.

English Standard Version
and so incur condemnation for having abandoned their former faith.

Berean Study Bible
and thus will incur judgment because they are setting aside their first faith.

Berean Literal Bible
incurring judgment, because they have cast off the first faith.

New American Standard Bible
thus incurring condemnation, because they have set aside their previous pledge.

King James Bible
Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and will therefore receive condemnation because they have renounced their original pledge.

International Standard Version
They receive condemnation because they have set aside their prior commitment to the Messiah.

NET Bible
and so incur judgment for breaking their former pledge.

New Heart English Bible
having condemnation, because they have rejected their first pledge.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And their judgment is set, for they have rejected their former faith;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They condemn themselves by rejecting the Christian faith, the faith they first accepted.

New American Standard 1977
thus incurring condemnation, because they have set aside their previous pledge.

Jubilee Bible 2000
having condemnation, because they have cast off their first faith.

King James 2000 Bible
Having judgment, because they have cast off their first faith.

American King James Version
Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.

American Standard Version
having condemnation, because they have rejected their first pledge.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Having damnation, because they have made void their first faith.

Darby Bible Translation
being guilty, because they have cast off their first faith.

English Revised Version
having condemnation, because they have rejected their first faith.

Webster's Bible Translation
Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.

Weymouth New Testament
and they incur disapproval for having broken their original vow.

World English Bible
having condemnation, because they have rejected their first pledge.

Young's Literal Translation
having judgment, because the first faith they did cast away,
Study Bible
Support for Widows
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. 13At the same time they will also learn to be idle, going from house to house and being not only idle, but also gossips and busybodies, speaking of things they should not mention.…
Cross References
1 Timothy 5:11
But refuse to enroll younger widows. For when their passions draw them away from Christ, they will want to marry,

1 Timothy 5:13
At the same time they will also learn to be idle, going from house to house and being not only idle, but also gossips and busybodies, speaking of things they should not mention.
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(12) Having damnation.--Judgment, not necessarily "damnation." The Greek word krima is often thus unhappily translated. The context of the passage must in all cases decide the nature of the "judgment," whether favourable or the contrary. Here it signifies that those who in after days give up a work which for their Master's sake they had undertaken, expose themselves to a searching judgment, which will thoroughly sift the reasons that induced them to forsake the begun toil, and that, if the reasons be not satisfactory, will be unfavourable, and will surely involve condemnation.

Because they have cast off their first faith.--Though, probably, no vows respecting marriage were required from those widows who devoted themselves to the Lord's service, yet virtually such a solemn enrolment partook of the nature of a life-long engagement--an engagement which, if they married again, must necessarily be given up.

Such a going back, such a giving up the higher and the more devoted life--the life of self-sacrifice, of self-abnegation--for the ordinary joys and cares of domestic life, for the useful but still every-day pursuits of ordinary men and women--such a going back, would be indeed a casting off their first faith, and such an example of backsliding could not fail to harm the cause of Christ.

Verse 12. - Condemnation for dare, ration, A.V,; rejected for cast off, A.V. Condemnation; κρίμα, variously translated in the A.V. "damnation," "condemnation," and "judgment." The word means a "judgment," "decision," or "sentence," but generally an adverse sentence, a "condemnation." And this is the meaning of the English word "damnation," which has only recently acquired the signification of "eternal damnation." Rejected (ἠθέτησαν); literally, have set aside, or displaced, and hence disregarded, an oath, treaty, promise, or the like. In the A.V. variously rendered "reject," "despise," "bring to nothing," "frustrate," "disannul," "east off." The κρίμα which these widows Brought upon themselves was that, whereas they had devoted themselves to a life of prayer and special service of the Church, they had now set aside this their first faith, and returned to the ordinary pleasures and avocations of the world. And withal they learn to be idle,.... Being at ease, and without labour, living at the expense of the church: "wandering about from house to house"; having nothing else to do: such an one is what the Jews (z) call , "the gadding widow"; who, as the gloss says,

"goes about and visits her neighbours continually; and these are they that corrupt the world.''

Of this sort of women must the Jews be understood, when they say (a), it is one of the properties of them to be "going out", or gadding abroad, as Dinah did; and that it is another to be "talkative", which agrees with what follows:

and not only idle, but tattlers also; full of talk, who have always some news to tell, or report to make of the affairs of this, or the other person, or family:

and busy bodies; in the matters of other persons, which do not concern them:

speaking things which they ought not; which either are not true, and, if they are, are not to be spoken of, and carried from place to place: this is a very great inconvenience, the apostle observes, arising from the admission of such young widows to be relieved and maintained at the church's charge.

(z) T. Bab. Sota, fol. 22. 1.((a) Bereshit Rabba, sect. 45. fol. 40. 3.12. Having—Bringing on themselves, and so having to bear as a burden (Ga 5:10) judgment from God (compare 1Ti 3:6), weighing like a load on them.

cast off their first faith—namely, pledged to Christ and the service of the Church. There could be no hardship at the age of sixty or upwards in not marrying again (end of 1Ti 5:9), for the sake of serving better the cause of Christ as presbyteresses; though, to ordinary widows, no barrier existed against remarriage (1Co 7:39). This is altogether distinct from Rome's unnatural vows of celibacy in the case of young marriageable women. The widow-presbyteresses, moreover, engaged to remain single, not as though single life were holier than married life (according to Rome's teaching), but because the interests of Christ's cause made it desirable (see on [2480]1Ti 3:2). They had pledged "their first faith" to Christ as presbyteress widows; they now wish to transfer their faith to a husband (compare 1Co 7:32, 34).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.
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