New International Version
Give the people these instructions, so that no one may be open to blame.
King James Bible
And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless.
Darby Bible Translation
And these things enjoin, that they may be irreproachable.
World English Bible
Also command these things, that they may be without reproach.
Young's Literal Translation
and these things charge, that they may be blameless;
1 Timothy 5:7 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That they may be blameless - Charge the whole Church to attend to these things, that they may be blameless. The words are not spoken of the widows only, but of the Church or its officers; it cannot be restricted to the widows, for the adjective ανεπιληπτοι is both of the masculine and feminine gender.
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1 Timothy 4:11
Command and teach these things.
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