1 Timothy 5:2
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New International Version
older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.

New Living Translation
Treat older women as you would your mother, and treat younger women with all purity as you would your own sisters.

English Standard Version
older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity.

Berean Study Bible
older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.

Berean Literal Bible
elder women as mothers; and younger women as sisters, in all purity.

New American Standard Bible
the older women as mothers, and the younger women as sisters, in all purity.

King James Bible
The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
older women as mothers, and with all propriety, the younger women as sisters.

International Standard Version
older women like mothers, and younger women like sisters, with absolute purity.

NET Bible
older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters--with complete purity.

New Heart English Bible
the older women as mothers; the younger as sisters, in all purity.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And elder women as mothers, and those who are younger, as your sisters in all purity.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
older women as if they were your mothers, and younger women as if they were your sisters, while keeping yourself morally pure.

New American Standard 1977
the older women as mothers, and the younger women as sisters, in all purity.

Jubilee Bible 2000
the elder women as mothers, the younger as sisters, with all purity.

King James 2000 Bible
The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.

American King James Version
The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.

American Standard Version
the elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, in all purity.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Old women, as mothers: young women, as sisters, in all chastity.

Darby Bible Translation
elder women as mothers, younger women as sisters, with all purity.

English Revised Version
the elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, in all purity.

Webster's Bible Translation
The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.

Weymouth New Testament
the elder women too as mothers, and the younger women as sisters, with perfect modesty.

World English Bible
the elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, in all purity.

Young's Literal Translation
aged women as mothers, younger ones as sisters -- in all purity;
(2) The elder women as mothers.--The same watchful care against all assumption of superiority must also be exercised in his dealings with the Christian matrons of Ephesus.

The younger as sisters, with all purity.--In the case of the younger women, St. Paul adds to his directions respecting brotherly and sisterly regard a grave word, urging upon Timothy, and all official teachers like Timothy, to add to this self-denying, loving friendship a ceaseless watchfulness in all their conversation, so as not to afford any ground for suspicion; for, above all things, the recognised teacher of Christianity must be pure. No one can read and forget the quaint words of advice of St. Jerome: "Omnes puellas et virgines Christi, aut qualiter ignora aut gualiter dilige."

Verse 2. - In for with, A.V. Purity (ἀγνείᾳ); see 1 Timothy 4:12, note. See how jealously the apostle guards against any possibility of abuse of the familiar intercourse of a clergy- man with the women of his flock. They are his sisters, and ἀγνείω is to be the constant condition of his heart and character. The elder women as mothers,.... When they offend in any point, they are to be reasoned, and argued, and pleaded with, as children should with their mothers; see Hosea 2:2 and are to be considered as mothers in Israel, and to be treated with great tenderness and respect.

The younger as sisters; using the freedom as a brother may with a sister; and considering them as sisters in Christ, and in a way becoming the relation, tell them their faults freely and privately, but

with all purity: in such manner as to preserve chastity in looks, in words, and actions. 2. with all purity—respectful treatment of the other sex will promote "purity."5:1,2 Respect must be paid to the dignity of years and place. The younger, if faulty, must be rebuked, not as desirous to find fault with them, but as willing to make the best of them. There is need of much meekness and care in reproving those who deserve reproof.
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