1 Timothy 5:16
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New International Version
If any woman who is a believer has widows in her care, she should continue to help them and not let the church be burdened with them, so that the church can help those widows who are really in need.

New Living Translation
If a woman who is a believer has relatives who are widows, she must take care of them and not put the responsibility on the church. Then the church can care for the widows who are truly alone.

English Standard Version
If any believing woman has relatives who are widows, let her care for them. Let the church not be burdened, so that it may care for those who are truly widows.

Berean Study Bible
If any believing woman has dependent widows, she must assist them and not allow the church to be burdened, so that it can help the widows who are truly in need.

Berean Literal Bible
If any believing woman has dependent widows, let her impart relief to them, and let the church not be burdened, so that it may impart relief to those who are truly widows.

New American Standard Bible
If any woman who is a believer has dependent widows, she must assist them and the church must not be burdened, so that it may assist those who are widows indeed.

King James Bible
If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If any believing woman has widows in her family, she should help them, and the church should not be burdened, so that it can help those who are genuinely widows.

International Standard Version
If any woman is a believer and has relatives who are widows, she should help them. The church should not be burdened, so it can help those widows who have no other family members to care for them.

NET Bible
If a believing woman has widows in her family, let her help them. The church should not be burdened, so that it may help the widows who are truly in need.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If male or female believers have widows, let them support them, and do not let them burden the church, so that it may have enough for those who are truly widows.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If any woman is a believer and has relatives who are widows, she should help them. In this way the church is not burdened and can help widows who have no families.

New American Standard 1977
If any woman who is a believer has dependent widows, let her assist them, and let not the church be burdened, so that it may assist those who are widows indeed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
If any faithful man or woman has widows, let them maintain them and let not the congregation {Gr. ekklesia – called out ones} be charged, that it may relieve those that are widows indeed.

King James 2000 Bible
If any man or woman that believes has widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.

American King James Version
If any man or woman that believes have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.

American Standard Version
If any woman that believeth hath widows, let her relieve them, and let not the church be burdened; that it mat relieve them that are widows indeed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If any of the faithful have widows, let him minister to them, and let not the church be charged: that there may be sufficient for them that are widows indeed.

Darby Bible Translation
If any believing man or woman have widows, let them impart relief to them, and let not the assembly be charged, that it may impart relief to those [that are] widows indeed.

English Revised Version
If any woman that believeth hath widows, let her relieve them, and let not the church be burdened; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.

Webster's Bible Translation
If any man or woman that believeth hath widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.

Weymouth New Testament
If a believing woman has widows dependent on her, she should relieve their wants, and save the Church from being burdened--so that the Church may relieve the widows who are really in need.

World English Bible
If any man or woman who believes has widows, let them relieve them, and don't let the assembly be burdened; that it might relieve those who are widows indeed.

Young's Literal Translation
If any believing man or believing woman have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the assembly be burdened, that those really widows it may relieve.
Study Bible
Support for Widows
15For some have already turned aside to follow Satan. 16If any believing woman has dependent widows, she must assist them and not allow the church to be burdened, so that it can help the widows who are truly in need. 17Elders who lead effectively are worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.…
Word Study

If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

believing [woman]
pistē (Adj-NFS)
Trustworthy, faithful, believing. From peitho; objectively, trustworthy; subjectively, trustful.

To have, hold, possess. Including an alternate form scheo skheh'-o; a primary verb; to hold.

[dependent] widows,
chēras (N-AFP)
Feminine of a presumed derivative apparently from the base of chasma through the idea of deficiency; a widow, literally or figuratively.

let her impart relief
eparkeitō (V-PMA-3S)
To aid, relieve, do service, render help, be strong enough for. From epi and arkeo; to avail for, i.e. Help.

He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

And, even, also, namely.

{let} the
hē (Art-NFS)
The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

From a compound of ek and a derivative of kaleo; a calling out, i.e. a popular meeting, especially a religious congregation.

Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

To weight, load, burden, lit. and met. From barus; to weigh down.

In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

it may impart relief
eparkesē (V-ASA-3S)
To aid, relieve, do service, render help, be strong enough for. From epi and arkeo; to avail for, i.e. Help.

to those [who are]
tais (Art-DFP)
The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Really, truly, actually. Adverb of the oblique cases of on; really.

Feminine of a presumed derivative apparently from the base of chasma through the idea of deficiency; a widow, literally or figuratively.

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.
Cross References
1 Timothy 5:3
Support the widows who are truly in need.

1 Timothy 5:4
But if a widow has children or grandchildren, they must first learn to show godliness to their own family and repay their parents, for this is pleasing in the sight of God.

1 Timothy 5:5
The widow who is truly in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day in her petitions and prayers.

1 Timothy 5:9
A widow should be enrolled if she is at least sixty years old, the wife of one man,

1 Timothy 5:10
and 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.
Treasury of Scripture

If any man or woman that believes have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.

let them. See on ver.

1 Timothy 5:4,8 But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to …

widows indeed. See on ver.

1 Timothy 5:3,5 Honor widows that are widows indeed…

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