New International Version
But those elders who are sinning you are to reprove before everyone, so that the others may take warning.
King James Bible
Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
Darby Bible Translation
Those that sin convict before all, that the rest also may have fear.
World English Bible
Those who sin, reprove in the sight of all, that the rest also may be in fear.
Young's Literal Translation
Those sinning, reprove before all, that the others also may have fear;
1 Timothy 5:20 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Them that sin rebuke before all - That is, before the members of the Church; which was the custom of the Jews in their synagogues. But, if the words refer to the elders alone, then the transgressing elder is to be reproved before his fellows, and be tried by them.
That others also may fear - This is the grand object of Church censures, to reclaim the transgressors, and to give warning to others.
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2 Corinthians 7:11
See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what concern, what readiness to see justice done. At every point you have proved yourselves to be innocent in this matter.
When I saw that they were not acting in line with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas in front of them all, "You are a Jew, yet you live like a Gentile and not like a Jew. How is it, then, that you force Gentiles to follow Jewish customs?
Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.
2 Timothy 4:2
Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage--with great patience and careful instruction.
This saying is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith
These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you.
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