New International Version
Thus they bring judgment on themselves, because they have broken their first pledge.
King James Bible
Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.
Darby Bible Translation
being guilty, because they have cast off their first faith.
World English Bible
having condemnation, because they have rejected their first pledge.
Young's Literal Translation
having judgment, because the first faith they did cast away,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Having damnation - In the sense in which we use this word I am satisfied the apostle never intended it. It is likely that he refers here to some promise or engagement which they made when taken on the list already mentioned, and now they have the guilt of having violated that promise; this is the κριμα, or condemnation, of which the apostle speaks.
They have cast off their first faith - By pledging their fidelity to a husband they have cast off their fidelity to Christ, as a married life and their previous engagement are incompatible. Dr. Macknight translates these two verses thus: But the younger widows reject, for when they cannot endure Christ's rein, they will marry; incurring condemnation, because they have put away their first fidelity.
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1 Timothy 5:11
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.
1 Timothy 5:13
Besides, they get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also busybodies who talk nonsense, saying things they ought not to.
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