1 Timothy 5:25
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New International Version
In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not obvious cannot remain hidden forever.

New Living Translation
In the same way, the good deeds of some people are obvious. And the good deeds done in secret will someday come to light.

English Standard Version
So also good works are conspicuous, and even those that are not cannot remain hidden.

Berean Study Bible
In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even the ones that are inconspicuous cannot remain hidden.

Berean Literal Bible
Likewise also, the good works are evident, and even those being otherwise are unable to be concealed.

New American Standard Bible
Likewise also, deeds that are good are quite evident, and those which are otherwise cannot be concealed.

King James Bible
Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Likewise, good works are obvious, and those that are not obvious cannot remain hidden.

International Standard Version
In the same way, good actions are obvious, and those that are not cannot remain hidden.

NET Bible
Similarly good works are also obvious, and the ones that are not cannot remain hidden.

New Heart English Bible
In the same way also there are good works that are obvious, and those that are otherwise cannot be hidden.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In this way also, good works are known, and those which are otherwise cannot be concealed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In the same way, the good things that people do are obvious, and those that aren't obvious can't remain hidden.

New American Standard 1977
Likewise also, deeds that are good are quite evident, and those which are otherwise cannot be concealed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand, and those that are otherwise cannot be hid.

King James 2000 Bible
Likewise also the good works of some are evident beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.

American King James Version
Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.

American Standard Version
In like manner also there are good works that are evident; and such as are otherwise cannot be hid.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In like manner also good deeds are manifest: and they that are otherwise, cannot be hid.

Darby Bible Translation
In like manner good works also are manifest beforehand, and those that are otherwise cannot be hid.

English Revised Version
In like manner also there are good works that are evident; and such as are otherwise cannot be hid.

Webster's Bible Translation
Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.

Weymouth New Testament
So also the right actions of some are evident to the world, and those that are not cannot remain for ever out of sight.

World English Bible
In the same way also there are good works that are obvious, and those that are otherwise can't be hidden.

Young's Literal Translation
in like manner also the right works are manifest beforehand, and those that are otherwise are not able to be hid.
Study Bible
A Charge to Timothy
24The sins of some men are obvious, going ahead of them to judgment; but the sins of others do not surface until later. 25In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even the ones that are inconspicuous cannot remain hidden.
Cross References
Proverbs 10:9
He who walks in integrity walks securely, But he who perverts his ways will be found out.

Revelation 14:13
And I heard a voice from heaven telling me to write, "Blessed are the dead--those who die in the Lord from this moment on." "Yes," says the Spirit, "they will rest from their labors, for their deeds will follow them."
Treasury of Scripture

Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.

the good.

1 Timothy 3:7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest …

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, …

Acts 9:36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by …

Acts 10:22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that …

Acts 16:1-3 Then came he to Derbe and Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple …

Acts 22:12 And one Ananias, a devout man according to the law, having a good …

Galatians 5:22,23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, …

Philippians 1:11 Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus …

cannot.

Psalm 37:5,6 Commit your way to the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass…

Matthew 6:3-6 But when you do alms, let not your left hand know what your right hand does…

Luke 11:33 No man, when he has lighted a candle, puts it in a secret place, …

(25) Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid.--In his difficult post Timothy might fear lest, especially in his selection of men for the Lord's service, true nobility of character might not unfrequently escape his notice and be overlooked, and that thus the best and truest might never be enrolled on the register of church officers. St. Paul bids him take courage in the thought that in many a case self-sacrifice, generosity, stern principle, will be sufficiently manifest to guide him in his choice of fit persons for the holy calling; and in those rarer cases where the higher and sweeter virtues are hidden, he may be sure that in God's good season these too will become known to him, in ample time for him to call them also into his Master's service.

EXCURSUS ON NOTES TO I. TIMOTHY.

ON A SUGGESTED INTERPRETATION OF CHAPTER 5:25.

IT has been suggested, with considerable ingenuity, that 1Timothy 5:25 belongs to, and is an introduction of, a new division of the Epistle, where the Apostle gives Timothy instructions respecting certain teachings to be addressed to different ranks in the Christian society of Ephesus. The connection with 1Timothy 5:24 then would be--as it is in the case of sins, so, too, it is in the case of good works. These latter are not always on the surface distinguishable. Some, of course, are manifest, but there is many a noble life the secrets of which will only come to light at the last day--"they cannot be hid" THEN. And this is too often the case with that unhappy class (the slaves), "those under the yoke," of whom the Apostle was about to speak (1Timothy 6:1-2). It is possible that St. Paul meant here to turn Timothy's attention especially to those in slavery, that he might diligently search out the noblest and most devoted, and ordain (see 1Timothy 5:22) them to perform sacred duties, so that each class--the slaves as well as the rich and well-born--should possess representatives among the ordained ministers. This is at least possible when we consider the vast number of slaves--not a few of them, too, possessing high culture--in the world known by St. Paul and Timothy.

In connection with, but not necessarily linked with, this thought is an interpretation of the general subject matter of the sixth chapter, which views the whole as instructions to the three broad divisions into which Christian society of the first century may be said to have been roughly divided:--

(1) SLAVES . . .

1Timothy 5:25 to 1Timothy 6:3. Instructions respecting slaves, who possessed nothing of their own.

1Timothy 6:4-5. The allusion to the false teachers, whose teaching respecting slavery was very different from his.

(2) MIDDLE CLASS.

1Timothy 6:6-16. St. Paul introduces the warning against covetousness and the wish to be rich, the special danger of the middle class--the free, but who were the reverse of wealthy--to which order Timothy belonged. Then followed

(3) THE RICH

1Timothy 6:17-19. Special instructions to the rich and the highly horn.

Verse 25. - In like maturer for likewise, A.V.; there are good works that are evident for the good works of some are manifest beforehand, A.V.; such as for they that, A.V. There are good works, etc. It is much best to understand πινῶν, as the A.V. does, and render the good works of some, answering to τινῶν αἱ ἁμαρτίαι of ver. 24. Such as are otherwise - i.e., not manifest beforehand - cannot be hid. "They will be seen and recognized some time or other" (Ellicott). Alford seems to catch the true spirit of the passage when he says, "The tendency of this verse is to warn Timothy against hasty condemnation, as the former had done against hasty approval. Sometimes thou wilt find a man's good character go before him.... but where this is not so.... be not rash to condemn: thou mayest on examination discover it there be any good deeds accompanying him: for they... cannot be hidden."



Likewise also the good works of some are manifest before hand,.... The characters of some men, on the other hand, are so fair and bright; and it is so clear a point, that they have received the grace of God in truth; and have a rich furniture for the ministry; and are sound in the doctrine of faith; and are men of such godly lives and conversations, that they prevent any formal inquiry, examination, and judgment; and there can be no difficulty in admitting them at once: and therefore the above rule is not designed for such persons, but to guard against those with whom things do not appear so very clear and manifest:

and they that are otherwise cannot be hid; if they are men of bad principles or practices, they will be discovered in time; for there is nothing hid that shall not be revealed; time will make all things manifest; their errors and sins will break out, and be exposed: and therefore it is right to wait a while, and not to be quick in the reception of them into the Gospel ministry; for otherwise, much mischief may be done to the souls of men, and much dishonour brought on the ways and doctrines of Christ. 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.
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