1 Timothy 5:19
Strong's Lexicon
{Do} not
μὴ ()
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

entertain
παραδέχου (paradechou)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3858: To receive, accept, acknowledge. From para and dechomai; to accept near, i.e. Admit or delight in.

an accusation
κατηγορίαν (katēgorian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2724: An accusation, charge. From kategoros; a complaint, i.e. Criminal charge.

against
Κατὰ (Kata)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 2596: A primary particle; down, in varied relations (genitive, dative or accusative) with which it is joined).

an elder,
πρεσβυτέρου (presbyterou)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4245: Comparative of presbus; older; as noun, a senior; specially, an Israelite Sanhedrist or Christian 'presbyter'.

except
ἐκτὸς (ektos)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 1622: From ek; the exterior; figuratively aside from, besides.

εἰ (ei)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

μὴ ()
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3361: Not, lest. A primary particle of qualified negation; not, lest; also (whereas ou expects an affirmative one) whether.

on [the testimony of]
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

two
δύο (dyo)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1417: Two. A primary numeral; 'two'.

or
(ē)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2228: Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

three
τριῶν (triōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5140: Three. Or neuter tria a primary number; 'three'.

witnesses.
μαρτύρων (martyrōn)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3144: A witness (judicially) or figuratively (genitive case); by analogy, a 'martyr'.

Parallel Strong's
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don’t accept an accusation against an elder unless it is supported by two or three witnesses.

New American Standard Bible
Do not receive an accusation against an elder except on the basis of two or three witnesses.

King James Bible
Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses.

New Living Translation
Do not listen to an accusation against an elder unless it is confirmed by two or three witnesses.

English Standard Version
Do not admit a charge against an elder except on the evidence of two or three witnesses.

New American Standard Bible
Do not receive an accusation against an elder except on the basis of two or three witnesses.

King James Bible
Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't accept an accusation against an elder unless it is supported by two or three witnesses.

International Standard Version
Do not accept an accusation against an elder unless it is supported "by two or three witnesses."

NET Bible
Do not accept an accusation against an elder unless it can be confirmed by two or three witnesses.

American Standard Version
Against an elder receive not an accusation, except at the mouth of two or three witnesses.

English Revised Version
Against an elder receive not an accusation, except at the mouth of two or three witnesses.

Young's Literal Translation
Against an elder an accusation receive not, except upon two or three witnesses.






Cross References
Deuteronomy 17:6
At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death.

Deuteronomy 19:15
One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.

Matthew 18:16
But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.

Acts 11:30
Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

1 Timothy 4:14
Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.

1 Timothy 5:17
Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

1 Timothy 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;

1 Timothy 5:18
For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward.

1 Timothy 5:16
If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed.

1 Timothy 5:20
Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.

1 Timothy 5:21
I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.
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