1 Timothy 5:2
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.

Berean Study Bible
older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.

Berean Literal Bible
elder women as mothers; and younger women as sisters, in all purity.

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

New King James Version
older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, with all purity.

New American Standard Bible
to the older women as mothers, and to the younger women as sisters, in all purity.

NASB 1995
the older women as mothers, and the younger women as sisters, in all purity.

NASB 1977
the older women as mothers, and the younger women as sisters, in all purity.

Amplified Bible
to older women as mothers, to younger women as sisters, in all purity [being careful to maintain appropriate relationships].

Christian Standard Bible
older women as mothers, and the younger women as sisters with all purity.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
older women as mothers, and with all propriety, the younger women as sisters.

American Standard Version
the elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, in all purity.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And elder women as mothers, and those who are younger, as your sisters in all purity.

Contemporary English Version
and treat older women as you would your own mother. Show the same respect to younger women that you would to your sister.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Old women, as mothers: young women, as sisters, in all chastity.

English Revised Version
the elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, in all purity.

Good News Translation
the older women as mothers, and the younger women as sisters, with 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.

International Standard Version
older women like mothers, and younger women like sisters, with absolute purity.

Literal Standard Version
aged women as mothers, younger ones as sisters—in all purity;

NET Bible
older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters--with complete purity.

New Heart English Bible
the older women as mothers; the younger as sisters, in 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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
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. 3Honor the widows who are truly widows.…

Cross References
1 Timothy 5:1
Do not rebuke an older man, but appeal to him as to a father. Treat younger men as brothers,

1 Timothy 5:3
Honor the widows who are truly widows.


Treasury of Scripture

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

elder.

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

Matthew 12:50
For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

John 19:26,27
When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! …

with.

1 Timothy 4:12
Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

Philippians 4:8
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

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









(2) The elder women as mothers.--The same watchful care against all assumption of superiority must also be exercised in his dealings with the Christian matrons of Ephesus.

The younger as sisters, with all purity.--In the case of the younger women, St. Paul adds to his directions respecting brotherly and sisterly regard a grave word, urging upon Timothy, and all official teachers like Timothy, to add to this self-denying, loving friendship a ceaseless watchfulness in all their conversation, so as not to afford any ground for suspicion; for, above all things, the recognised teacher of Christianity must be pure. No one can read and forget the quaint words of advice of St. Jerome: "Omnes puellas et virgines Christi, aut aequaliter ignora aut aegualiter dilige."

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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
older [women]
πρεσβυτέρας (presbyteras)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Plural - Comparative
Strong's 4245: Comparative of presbus; older; as noun, a senior; specially, an Israelite Sanhedrist or Christian 'presbyter'.

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

mothers,
μητέρας (mēteras)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 3384: A mother. Apparently a primary word; a 'mother'.

[and] younger [women]
νεωτέρας (neōteras)
Adjective - Accusative Feminine Plural - Comparative
Strong's 3501: (a) young, youthful, (b) new, fresh.

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

sisters,
ἀδελφὰς (adelphas)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Plural
Strong's 79: A sister, a woman (fellow-)member of a church, a Christian woman. Fem of adephos; a sister.

with
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

absolute
πάσῃ (pasē)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

purity.
ἁγνείᾳ (hagneia)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's 47: Purity, chastity. From hagnos; cleanliness, i.e. chastity.


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