1 Timothy 5:14
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New International Version
So I counsel younger widows to marry, to have children, to manage their homes and to give the enemy no opportunity for slander.

New Living Translation
So I advise these younger widows to marry again, have children, and take care of their own homes. Then the enemy will not be able to say anything against them.

English Standard Version
So I would have younger widows marry, bear children, manage their households, and give the adversary no occasion for slander.

Berean Study Bible
So I advise the younger widows to marry, have children, and manage their households, so they will not give the adversary an occasion for slander.

Berean Literal Bible
Therefore I want the younger ones to marry, to bear children, to manage their households, to give the one opposing no occasion on account of reproach.

New American Standard Bible
Therefore, I want younger widows to get married, bear children, keep house, and give the enemy no occasion for reproach;

King James Bible
I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, I want younger women to marry, have children, manage their households, and give the adversary no opportunity to accuse us.

International Standard Version
Therefore, I want younger widows to remarry, have children, manage their homes, and not give the enemy any chance to ridicule them.

NET Bible
So I want younger women to marry, raise children, and manage a household, in order to give the adversary no opportunity to vilify us.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I am willing therefore that the younger ones marry, bear children, lead their households and do not give any occasion of contempt to the enemies;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So I want younger widows to marry, have children, manage their homes, and not give the enemy any chance to ridicule them.

New American Standard 1977
Therefore, I want younger widows to get married, bear children, keep house, and give the enemy no occasion for reproach;

Jubilee Bible 2000
I desire therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, govern the house, giving no occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

King James 2000 Bible
I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, rule the house, give no occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

American King James Version
I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

American Standard Version
I desire therefore that the younger widows marry, bear children, rule the household, give no occasion to the adversary for reviling:

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will therefore that the younger should marry, bear children, be mistresses of families, give no occasion to the adversary to speak evil.

Darby Bible Translation
I will therefore that the younger marry, bear children, rule the house, give no occasion to the adversary in respect of reproach.

English Revised Version
I desire therefore that the younger widows marry, bear children, rule the household, give none occasion to the adversary for reviling:

Webster's Bible Translation
I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give no occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

Weymouth New Testament
I would therefore have the younger women marry, bear children, rule in domestic matters, and furnish the Adversary with no excuse for slander.

World English Bible
I desire therefore that the younger widows marry, bear children, rule the household, and give no occasion to the adversary for insulting.

Young's Literal Translation
I wish, therefore, younger ones to marry, to bear children, to be mistress of the house, to give no occasion to the opposer to reviling;
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
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. 14So I advise the younger widows to marry, have children, and manage their households, so they will not give the adversary an occasion for slander. 15For some have already turned aside to follow Satan.…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 7:9
But if they cannot control themselves, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

1 Timothy 2:8
Therefore I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands, without anger or dissension.

1 Timothy 4:3
They will prohibit marriage and require abstinence from certain foods that God has created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.

1 Timothy 6:1
All who are under the yoke of slavery should regard their masters as fully worthy of honor, so that God's name and our teaching will not be discredited.

Titus 2:5
to be self-controlled, pure, managers of their households, kind, and subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be discredited.
Treasury of Scripture

I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

I will. See on ch.

1 Timothy 2:8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, …

the younger.

1 Timothy 5:11 But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton …

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

1 Corinthians 7:8,9 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them …

Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but fornicators …

guide.

Genesis 18:6,9 And Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah, and said, Make ready …

Proverbs 14:1 Every wise woman builds her house: but the foolish plucks it down …

Proverbs 31:27-29 She looks well to the ways of her household, and eats not the bread …

Titus 2:5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their …

give.

1 Timothy 6:1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters …

2 Samuel 12:14 However,, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the …

Daniel 6:4 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel …

Romans 14:13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather…

2 Corinthians 11:12 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them …

Titus 2:5,8 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their …

1 Peter 4:14,15 If you be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are you; for the …

to speak reproachfully. Gr. for their railing.

Luke 23:35-41 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided …

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