1 Timothy 5:22
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English Standard Version
Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, nor take part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure.

King James Bible
Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.

American Standard Version
Lay hands hastily on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Impose not hands lightly upon any man, neither be partaker of other men's sins. Keep thyself chaste.

English Revised Version
Lay hands hastily on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.

Webster's Bible Translation
Impose hands hastily on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.

Weymouth New Testament
Do not ordain any one hastily; and do not be a partaker in the sins of others; keep *yourself* pure.

1 Timothy 5:22 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Lay hands on

Probably with reference to that rite in the formal restoration of those who had been expelled from the church for gross sins.

Suddenly (ταχέως)

Better, hastily.

Neither be partaker of other men's sins (μηδὲ κοινώνει ἁμαρτίαις ἀλλοτρίαις)

Letter, make common cause with. See on communicating, Romans 12:13. Comp. Romans 15:27; 1 Peter 4:13; Ephesians 5:11. By a too hasty and inconsiderate restoration, he would condone the sins of the offenders, and would thus make common cause with them.

Keep thyself pure (σεαυτὸν ἁγνὸν τήρει)

Comp. 1 Timothy 6:14. Enjoining positively what was enjoined negatively in the preceding clause. For pure see on 1 John 3:3. For keep see on reserved, 1 Peter 1:4. The phrase ἑαυτὸν τηρεῖν to keep one's self, in James 1:27; 2 Corinthians 11:9.

1 Timothy 5:22 Parallel Commentaries

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Lay.

1 Timothy 4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in you, which was given you by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

Acts 6:6 Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.

Acts 13:3 And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

2 Timothy 1:6 Why I put you in remembrance that you stir up the gift of God, which is in you by the putting on of my hands.

Hebrews 6:2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

suddenly.

1 Timothy 3:6,10 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil...

Joshua 9:14 And the men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel at the mouth of the LORD.

2 Timothy 2:2 And the things that you have heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit you to faithful men...

Titus 1:5-9 For this cause left I you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city...

neither.

Ephesians 5:11 And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

2 John 1:11 For he that bids him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

Revelation 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins...

keep.

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

Acts 18:6 And when they opposed themselves, and blasphemed, he shook his raiment, and said to them, Your blood be on your own heads; I am clean...

Acts 20:26 Why I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men.

Cross References
Psalm 50:18
If you see a thief, you are pleased with him, and you keep company with adulterers.

Ephesians 5:11
Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.

1 Timothy 3:2
Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,

1 Timothy 3:10
And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless.

1 Timothy 4:14
Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you.

2 John 1:11
for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works.

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