1 Timothy 5:24

“Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Some mens sinnes are open before hand, going before to iudgement: and some men they follow after.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The sins of some men are quite evident, going before them to judgment; for others, their {sins} follow after.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Some men's sins are evident, going before unto judgment; and some men also they follow after.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The sins of some men are clearly seen, going before them to be judged; but with others, their sins go after them.
- Basic English Bible

Of some men the sins are manifest beforehand, going before to judgment, and some also they follow after.
- Darby Bible

Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment: and some men they follow after.
- Webster's Bible

The sins of some men are evident to the world, leading the way to your estimate of their characters, but the sins of others lag behind.
- Weymouth Bible

Some men's sins are evident, preceding them to judgment, and some also follow later.
- World English Bible

Sum mennus synnes ben opyn, bifor goynge to dom; but of summen thei comen aftir.
- Wycliffe Bible

of certain men the sins are manifest beforehand, leading before to judgment, and certain also they follow after;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 5:24


5:24 Some men's sins are manifest beforehand - Before any strict inquiry be made. Going before to judgment - So that you may immediately judge them unworthy of any spiritual office. And some they - Their sins. Follow after - More covertly.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 5:24


1Ti 5:24 Some men's sins are open beforehand. Discipline has been spoken of. Some men's lives are fully known, and their sins cry out, but some [men] they follow after. Others conceal them, and they will only be fully manifest at judgment.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 5

  • Brianna
    Vs. 1-2

    A functioning congregation is like a family. The young ones can look to the older ones as mother, fathers, perhaps even grandparents. In many churches there is a perversion, viewing each other as sex objects. We need to view each other with purity. Any romantic feelings that may exist in the congregation should be between two mature Christians with pure intentions.
  • Irene123
    To Joshua for v. 23 - you are committing the sin of Rev. 22:18-19. The Bible does NOT sanction drunkenness. There are some people who cannot even tolerate their 1st alcoholic drink. Your statement can cause some to take on problems they weren't aware of. "Set a watch before my mouth and a door on my lips."
    That's in Pro. somewhere.
  • I think it has to do with both choosing people for godly positions and also for the transference of unclean spirits. You can truly suffer the consequences of laying hands on the poor for instance if you do not have sufficient anointing to overcome a very vicious poverty demon operating in someone who has been homeless for decades. I am talking about a practical example hear because I minister to a lot of homeless and after a while my finances were all shot up, till I had someone else cast out the poverty spirit from me.
  • Tim
    Timothy, praying for you now brother.
  • John
    Dear Timothy. I am truly sorry to hear about your misfortune. I pray that you are able to gather yourself together and stay strong in faith to our Lord Christ. May God bless you!
  • Timothy for verse 8
    I am almost homeless have a family and feel I will end up in hell because I cannot provide for my family.i also have a great amount of debt to,leave my wife.I wish I could die.

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