1 Timothy 5:1
New International Version
Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers,

New Living Translation
Never speak harshly to an older man, but appeal to him respectfully as you would to your own father. Talk to younger men as you would to your own brothers.

English Standard Version
Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers,

Berean Study Bible
Do not rebuke an older man, but appeal to him as to a father. Treat younger men as brothers,

Berean Literal Bible
Do not rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father; younger men as brothers;

New American Standard Bible
Do not sharply rebuke an older man, but rather appeal to him as a father, to the younger men as brothers,

King James Bible
Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren;

Christian Standard Bible
Don't rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brothers,

Contemporary English Version
Don't correct an older man. Encourage him, as you would your own father. Treat younger men as you would your own brother,

Good News Translation
Do not rebuke an older man, but appeal to him as if he were your father. Treat the younger men as your brothers,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do not rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brothers,

International Standard Version
Never speak harshly to an older man, but appeal to him as if he were your father. Treat younger men like brothers,

NET Bible
Do not address an older man harshly but appeal to him as a father. Speak to younger men as brothers,

New Heart English Bible
Do not rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father; the younger men as brothers;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not rebuke an elder, but petition him as a father, and those who are young as your brothers,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Never use harsh words when you correct an older man, but talk to him as if he were your father. Talk to younger men as if they were your brothers,

New American Standard 1977
Do not sharply rebuke an older man, but rather appeal to him as a father, to the younger men as brothers,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father, and the younger men as brethren,

King James 2000 Bible
Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a father; and the younger men as brothers;

American King James Version
Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a father; and the younger men as brothers;

American Standard Version
Rebuke not an elder, but exhort him as a father; the younger men as brethren:

Douay-Rheims Bible
An ancient man rebuke not, but entreat him as a father: young men, as brethren:

Darby Bible Translation
Rebuke not an elder sharply, but exhort [him] as a father, younger [men] as brethren,

English Revised Version
Rebuke not an elder, but exhort him as a father; the younger men as brethren:

Webster's Bible Translation
Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren;

Weymouth New Testament
Never administer a sharp reprimand to a man older than yourself; but entreat him as if he were your father, and the younger men as brothers;

World English Bible
Don't rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father; the younger men as brothers;

Young's Literal Translation
An aged person thou mayest not rebuke, but be entreating as a father; younger persons as brethren;
Study Bible
Guidelines for Reproof
1Do not rebuke an older man, but appeal to him as to a father. Treat younger men as brothers, 2older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.…
Cross References
Leviticus 19:32
You are to rise in the presence of the elderly, honor the aged, and fear your God. I am the LORD.

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

Titus 2:2
Older men are to be temperate, dignified, self-controlled, and sound in faith, love, and perseverance.

Titus 2:6
In the same way, urge the younger men to be self-controlled.

1 Peter 5:5
Young men, in the same way, submit yourselves to your elders. And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble."

Treasury of Scripture

Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a father; and the younger men as brothers;

Rebuke.

1 Timothy 5:19,20
Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses…

Leviticus 19:32
Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the LORD.

Deuteronomy 33:9
Who said unto his father and to his mother, I have not seen him; neither did he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew his own children: for they have observed thy word, and kept thy covenant.

an elder.

1 Timothy 5:17
Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

Acts 14:23
And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.

Acts 15:4,6
And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had done with them…

intreat.

Romans 13:7
Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

Galatians 6:1
Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

2 Timothy 2:24,25
And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, …

as brethren.

Matthew 18:15-17
Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother…

Matthew 23:8
But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.







Lexicon
{Do} not
μὴ (mē)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

rebuke
ἐπιπλήξῃς (epiplēxēs)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1969: To rebuke, chide, reprove, strike at. From epi and plesso; to chastise, i.e. to upbraid.

an older man,
Πρεσβυτέρῳ (Presbyterō)
Adjective - Dative Masculine Singular - Comparative
Strong's Greek 4245: Comparative of presbus; older; as noun, a senior; specially, an Israelite Sanhedrist or Christian 'presbyter'.

but
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

appeal to [him]
παρακάλει (parakalei)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3870: From para and kaleo; to call near, i.e. Invite, invoke.

as to
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

a father.
πατέρα (patera)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

[Treat] younger [men]
νεωτέρους (neōterous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural - Comparative
Strong's Greek 3501: (a) young, youthful, (b) new, fresh.

as
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

brothers,
ἀδελφούς (adelphous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.
V.

(1) Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father.--Two-thirds of St. Paul's first Letter to Timothy have been taken up with directions, warnings, and exhortations respecting the public duties connected with the office of superintending presbyter, or bishop, of a church like that of Ephesus; from these directions in connection with the public teaching and the official life in the church, the Apostle passes on to speak of the private relations which one in Timothy's position ought to maintain with individual members of the congregation. And, first, he warns him against a misplaced zeal, which might urge him to unbefitting behaviour towards those older than himself. The enthusiastic and ardent young servant of Christ would see with sorrow and dismay the shortcomings of many an elder member of his flock, and, forgetting to make wise allowance for previous training, thought, and habits, would be likely, unwisely, and possibly unfairly, to find fault. Let him, in the cases of his elders--for the reference is rather to age than to office, as is clear from the reminder of 1Timothy 5:2, addressed to the "elder women"--instead of open rebuke, use respectful and affectionate entreaties, after the manner of a son, not of an official.

The younger men as brethren.--And as regards the younger Christians of Ephesua, let them not be alienated by an assumption of dignity on the part of the chief presbyter of the Church. Let his relations with these younger members of the family of Christ be rather those of a brother and a friend than of a superior in rank and dignity.

Verse 1. - Exhort for intreat, A.V.; and omitted. Rebuke not (μὴ ἐπιπλήξης); only here in the New Testament for the more usual ἐπιτιμάω (2 Timothy 4:2, and frequently in the Gospels) or ἐλέγχω, as Titus 1:13; Titus 2:15; Revelation 3:19, and elsewhere. In classical Greek it expresses a sharp castigation with words. Compare the "patruae verbera linguae" (Hor., 'Od.,' 3. 12:3). It answers to the Latin objurgo. An elder (πρεσβυτέρῳ). The context shows that the meaning is not a "presbyter," but "an old man." The precept has relation to Timothy's youth (1 Timothy 4:12). See the same order in respect to the persons to be admonished (Titus 2:1-6, where, however, we have the forms πρεσβύτας and πρεσβύτιδας with νέας and νεωτέρους). The direction is an instance of that admirable propriety of conduct, based upon a true charity, which vital Christianity produces. A true Christian never forgets what is due to others, never "behaves himself unseemly." Exhort (παρακάλει); certainly a much better rendering than intreat in the A.V. The younger men. This and the other accusatives in this and the following verse are governed by παρακάλει; the prohibitive μὴ ἐπιπλήξῃς Is con- lined to the πρεσβυτέροι. As brethren. This phrase shows that Timothy was still a young man himself. Observe, too, how even m reproving the sense of love is to be main- mined. The members of the Church over which he rules are either fathers and mothers, or brothers and sisters, or, it may be added, as his own children, to the faithful pastor. 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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