New Living Translation
Take care of any widow who has no one else to care for her.
King James Bible
Honour widows that are widows indeed.
Darby Bible Translation
Honour widows who are really widows;
World English Bible
Honor widows who are widows indeed.
Young's Literal Translation
honour widows who are really widows;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:3 Honour - That is, maintain out of the public stock.
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.
But as the believers rapidly multiplied, there were rumblings of discontent. The Greek-speaking believers complained about the Hebrew-speaking believers, saying that their widows were being discriminated against in the daily distribution of food.
So Peter returned with them; and as soon as he arrived, they took him to the upstairs room. The room was filled with widows who were weeping and showing him the coats and other clothes Dorcas had made for them.
He gave her his hand and helped her up. Then he called in the widows and all the believers, and he presented her to them alive.
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.
1 Timothy 5:5
Now a true widow, a woman who is truly alone in this world, has placed her hope in God. She prays night and day, asking God for his help.
1 Timothy 5:16
If a woman who is a believer has relatives who are widows, she must take care of them and not put the responsibility on the church. Then the church can care for the widows who are truly alone.
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