1 Timothy 5:19
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New International Version
Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses.

New Living Translation
Do not listen to an accusation against an elder unless it is confirmed by two or three witnesses.

English Standard Version
Do not admit a charge against an elder except on the evidence of two or three witnesses.

Berean Study Bible
Do not entertain an accusation against an elder, except on the testimony of two or three witnesses.

Berean Literal Bible
Do not receive an accusation against an elder, except upon two or three witnesses.

New American Standard Bible
Do not receive an accusation against an elder except on the basis of two or three witnesses.

King James Bible
Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't accept an accusation against an elder unless it is supported by two or three witnesses.

International Standard Version
Do not accept an accusation against an elder unless it is supported "by two or three witnesses."

NET Bible
Do not accept an accusation against an elder unless it can be confirmed by two or three witnesses.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not accept an accusation against an Elder, but upon the mouth of two or three witnesses;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't pay attention to an accusation against a spiritual leader unless it is supported by two or three witnesses.

New American Standard 1977
Do not receive an accusation against an elder except on the basis of two or three witnesses.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Against an elder do not receive an accusation, unless there are two or three witnesses.

King James 2000 Bible
Against an elder receive not an accusation, unless before two or three witnesses.

American King James Version
Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.

American Standard Version
Against an elder receive not an accusation, except at the mouth of two or three witnesses.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Against a priest receive not an accusation, but under two or three witnesses.

Darby Bible Translation
Against an elder receive not an accusation unless where there are two or three witnesses.

English Revised Version
Against an elder receive not an accusation, except at the mouth of two or three witnesses.

Webster's Bible Translation
Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.

Weymouth New Testament
Never entertain an accusation against an Elder except on the evidence of two of three witnesses.

World English Bible
Don't receive an accusation against an elder, except at the word of two or three witnesses.

Young's Literal Translation
Against an elder an accusation receive not, except upon two or three witnesses.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:17-25 Care must be taken that ministers are maintained. And those who are laborious in this work are worthy of double honour and esteem. It is their just due, as much as the reward of the labourer. The apostle charges Timothy solemnly to guard against partiality. We have great need to watch at all times, that we do not partake of other men's sins. Keep thyself pure, not only from doing the like thyself, but from countenancing it, or any way helping to it in others. The apostle also charges Timothy to take care of his health. As we are not to make our bodies masters, so neither slaves; but to use them so that they may be most helpful to us in the service of God. There are secret, and there are open sins: some men's sins are open before-hand, and going before unto judgment; some they follow after. God will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and make known the counsels of all hearts. Looking forward to the judgment-day, let us all attend to our proper offices, whether in higher or lower stations, studying that the name and doctrine of God may never be blasphemed on our account.
Study Bible
Honoring Elders
18For the Scripture says, “Do not muzzle an ox while it is treading out the grain,” and, “The worker is worthy of his wages.” 19Do not entertain an accusation against an elder, except on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 20But those who persist in sin should be rebuked in front of everyone, so that the others will stand in fear of sin.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 17:6
"On the evidence of two witnesses or three witnesses, he who is to die shall be put to death; he shall not be put to death on the evidence of one witness.

Deuteronomy 19:15
"A single witness shall not rise up against a man on account of any iniquity or any sin which he has committed; on the evidence of two or three witnesses a matter shall be confirmed.

Matthew 18:16
But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that 'every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.'

Acts 11:30
This they did, sending their gifts to the elders with Barnabas and Saul.

1 Timothy 4:14
Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given you through the prophecy spoken over you at the laying on of the hands of the elders.

1 Timothy 5:17
Elders who lead effectively are worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.
Treasury of Scripture

Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.

receive.

John 18:29 Pilate then went out to them, and said, What accusation bring you …

Acts 24:2-13 And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying, …

Acts 25:16 To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver …

Titus 1:6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children …

before. or, under. two.

Deuteronomy 17:6 At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that …

Deuteronomy 19:15,18,19 One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or …

Matthew 18:16 But if he will not hear you, then take with you one or two more…

John 8:17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.

2 Corinthians 13:1 This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or …

Hebrews 10:28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:

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