1 Timothy 5:14
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English Standard Version
So I would have younger widows marry, bear children, manage their households, and give the adversary no occasion for slander.

King James Bible
I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

American Standard Version
I desire therefore that the younger widows marry, bear children, rule the household, give no occasion to the adversary for reviling:

Douay-Rheims Bible
I will therefore that the younger should marry, bear children, be mistresses of families, give no occasion to the adversary to speak evil.

English Revised Version
I desire therefore that the younger widows marry, bear children, rule the household, give none occasion to the adversary for reviling:

Webster's Bible Translation
I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give no occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

Weymouth New Testament
I would therefore have the younger women marry, bear children, rule in domestic matters, and furnish the Adversary with no excuse for slander.

1 Timothy 5:14 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

That the younger women marry (νεωτέρας γαμεῖν)

Better, the younger widows. This seems to be required by οὖν therefore, connecting the subject of the verb with the class just described. They are enjoined to marry, rather than to assume a position in the church which they might disgrace by the conduct described in 1 Timothy 5:11-13. Comp. 1 Corinthians 7:8, 1 Corinthians 7:9.

Bear children (τεκνογονεῖν)

N.T.o. olxx, oClass. Comp. τεκνογονία childbearing, 1 Timothy 2:15.

Guide the house (οἰκοδεσποτεῖν)

Better, rule the house. N.T.o. olxx, oClass. Ὁικοδεσπότης master of the house is quite common in the Synoptic Gospels.

Occasion (ἀφορμὴν)

See on Romans 7:8.

To the adversary (τῷ ἀντικειμένῳ)

The one who is set over against. Not Satan, but the human enemy of Christianity. Comp. Philippians 1:28, and ὁ ἐξ ἐναντίας he that is of the contrary part, Titus 2:8.

To speak reproachfully (λοιδορίας χάριν)

Lit. in the interest of reviling. Const. with give on occasion. Λοιδορία reviling only here and 1 Peter 3:9. For the verb λοιδορεῖν to revile see John 9:28; Acts 23:4; 1 Corinthians 4:12; and note on John 9:28.

1 Timothy 5:14 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I will. See on ch.

1 Timothy 2:8 I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting.

the younger.

1 Timothy 5:11 But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;

1 Timothy 4:3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats...

1 Corinthians 7:8,9 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I...

Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

guide.

Genesis 18:6,9 And Abraham hastened into the tent to Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it...

Proverbs 14:1 Every wise woman builds her house: but the foolish plucks it down with her hands.

Proverbs 31:27-29 She looks well to the ways of her household, and eats not the bread of idleness...

Titus 2:5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

*Gr:

give.

1 Timothy 6:1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honor...

2 Samuel 12:14 However,, because by this deed you have given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme...

Daniel 6:4 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom...

Romans 14:13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather...

2 Corinthians 11:12 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory...

Titus 2:5,8 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed...

1 Peter 4:14,15 If you be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are you; for the spirit of glory and of God rests on you...

to speak reproachfully. Gr. for their railing.

Luke 23:35-41 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself...

Cross References
1 Corinthians 7:9
But if they cannot exercise self-control, they should marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.

1 Timothy 2:8
I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;

1 Timothy 4:3
who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.

1 Timothy 6:1
Let all who are under a yoke as bondservants regard their own masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be reviled.

Titus 2:5
to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.

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