1 Timothy 5:3
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New International Version
Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.

New Living Translation
Take care of any widow who has no one else to care for her.

English Standard Version
Honor widows who are truly widows.

Berean Study Bible
Support the widows who are truly in need.

Berean Literal Bible
Honor widows who are truly widows.

New American Standard Bible
Honor widows who are widows indeed;

King James Bible
Honour widows that are widows indeed.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Support widows who are genuinely widows.

International Standard Version
Honor widows who have no other family members to care for them.

NET Bible
Honor widows who are truly in need.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Honor widows who are widows indeed;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Honor widows who have no families.

New American Standard 1977
Honor widows who are widows indeed;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Honour widows that are widows indeed.

King James 2000 Bible
Honor widows that are widows indeed.

American King James Version
Honor widows that are widows indeed.

American Standard Version
Honor widows that are widows indeed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Honour widows, that are widows indeed.

Darby Bible Translation
Honour widows who are really widows;

English Revised Version
Honour widows that are widows indeed.

Webster's Bible Translation
Honor widows that are widows indeed.

Weymouth New Testament
Honour widows who are really in need.

World English Bible
Honor widows who are widows indeed.

Young's Literal Translation
honour widows who are really widows;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
5:3-8 Honour widows that are widows indeed, relieve them, and maintain them. It is the duty of children, if their parents are in need, and they are able to relieve them, to do it to the utmost of their power. Widowhood is a desolate state; but let widows trust in the Lord, and continue in prayer. All who live in pleasure, are dead while they live, spiritually dead, dead in trespasses and sins. Alas, what numbers there are of this description among nominal Christians, even to the latest period of life! If any men or women do not maintain their poor relations, they in effect deny the faith. If they spend upon their lusts and pleasures, what should maintain their families, they have denied the faith, and are worse than infidels. If professors of the gospel give way to any corrupt principle or conduct, they are worse than those who do not profess to believe the doctrines of grace.
Study Bible
Support for Widows
2older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity. 3Support the widows who are truly in need. 4But 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.…
Cross References
Acts 6:1
In those days when the disciples were increasing in number, the Grecian Jews began to grumble against the Hebraic Jews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.

Acts 9:39
So Peter got up and went with them. On his arrival, they took him to the upper room. All the widows stood around him, weeping and showing him the tunics and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was still with them.

Acts 9:41
Peter took her by the hand and helped her up. Then he called the saints and widows and presented her to them alive.

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

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 5:16
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.
Treasury of Scripture

Honor widows that are widows indeed.

Honour.

1 Timothy 5:2,17 The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity…

Exodus 20:12 Honor your father and your mother: that your days may be long on …

Matthew 15:6 And honor not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have …

1 Thessalonians 2:6 Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when …

1 Peter 2:17 Honor all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.

1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, you husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving …

widows.

1 Timothy 5:9 Let not a widow be taken into the number under three score years …

Deuteronomy 10:18 He does execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loves …

Deuteronomy 14:29 And the Levite, (because he has no part nor inheritance with you,) …

Deuteronomy 16:11,14 And you shall rejoice before the LORD your God, you, and your son, …

Deuteronomy 27:19 Cursed be he that perverts the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, …

Job 29:13 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came on me: and I caused …

Job 31:16 If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the …

Psalm 68:5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in …

Psalm 94:6 They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.

Psalm 146:9 The LORD preserves the strangers; he relieves the fatherless and …

Jeremiah 49:11 Leave your fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let …

Matthew 23:14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour widows' …

Luke 7:12 Now when he came near to the gate of the city, behold, there was …

Acts 6:1 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, …

Acts 9:39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought …

James 1:27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To …

indeed.

1 Timothy 5:4,5,9-11,16 But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to …

Luke 2:37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed …

John 1:47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said of him, Behold an Israelite …

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