New Living Translation
Never speak harshly to an older man, but appeal to him respectfully as you would to your own father. Talk to younger men as you would to your own brothers.
King James Bible
Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren;
Darby Bible Translation
Rebuke not an elder sharply, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brethren,
World English Bible
Don't rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father; the younger men as brothers;
Young's Literal Translation
An aged person thou mayest not rebuke, but be entreating as a father; younger persons as brethren;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:1 Rebuke not - Considering your own youth, with such a severity as would otherwise be proper.
HEBREWS xiii. Let love of the brethren continue. Forget not to shew love unto strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; them that are evil entreated, as being yourselves also in the body. Let marriage be had in honour among all, and let the bed be undefiled: for fornicators and adulterers God will judge. Be ye free from the love of money; content with such things as ye have: for Himself hath said, I will in no wise fail thee, …
Thomas Charles Edwards—The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews
Excursus on the Deaconess of the Early Church.
What Diversity There Ought to be in the Art of Preaching.
Thoughts Upon Worldly-Riches. Sect. Ii.
"Stand up in the presence of the elderly, and show respect for the aged. Fear your God. I am the LORD.
1 Timothy 5:2
Treat older women as you would your mother, and treat younger women with all purity as you would your own sisters.
Teach the older men to exercise self-control, to be worthy of respect, and to live wisely. They must have sound faith and be filled with love and patience.
In the same way, encourage the young men to live wisely.
1 Peter 5:5
In the same way, you younger men must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you, serve each other in humility, for "God opposes the proud but favors the humble."
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