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.

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.

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.

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;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Pulpit Commentary

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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

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.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2. with all purity—respectful treatment of the other sex will promote "purity."

1 Timothy 5:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
Guidelines for Reproof
1Do not sharply rebuke an older man, but rather appeal to him as a father, to the younger men as brothers, 2the older women as mothers, and the younger women as sisters, in all purity.
Cross References
1 Timothy 5:1
Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers,

1 Timothy 5:3
Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.
Treasury of Scripture

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

elder.

1 Timothy 5:3 Honor widows that are widows indeed.

Matthew 12:50 For whoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the …

John 19:26,27 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, …

with.

1 Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise your youth; but be you an example of the believers, …

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are …

1 Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, …

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