New International Version
As for younger widows, do not put them on such a list. For when their sensual desires overcome their dedication to Christ, they want to marry.
King James Bible
But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;
Darby Bible Translation
But younger widows decline; for when they grow wanton against Christ, they desire to marry,
World English Bible
But refuse younger widows, for when they have grown wanton against Christ, they desire to marry;
Young's Literal Translation
and younger widows be refusing, for when they may revel against the Christ, they wish to marry,
1 Timothy 5:11 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But the younger widows refuse - Do not admit those into this office who are under sixty years of age. Probably those who were received into such a list promised to abide in their widowhood. But as young or comparatively young women might have both occasion and temptations to remarry, and so break their engagement to Christ, they should not be admitted. Not that the apostle condemns their remarrying as a crime in itself, but because it was contrary to their engagement. See on 1 Timothy 5:14 (note).
Wax wanton - Καταστρηνιασωσι· From κατα, intensive, and στρηνιαω, to act in a luxurious or wanton manner. The word is supposed to be derived from στερειν, to remove, and ἡνια, the rein; and is a metaphor taken from a pampered horse, from whose mouth the rein has been removed, so that there is nothing to check or confine him. The metaphor is plain enough, and the application easy.
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1 Timothy 5:12
Thus they bring judgment on themselves, because they have broken their first pledge.
For all the nations have drunk the maddening wine of her adulteries. The kings of the earth committed adultery with her, and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries."
Give her as much torment and grief as the glory and luxury she gave herself. In her heart she boasts, 'I sit enthroned as queen. I am not a widow; I will never mourn.'
"When the kings of the earth who committed adultery with her and shared her luxury see the smoke of her burning, they will weep and mourn over her.
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