1 Timothy 5:8

“But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But if any prouide not for his owne, & specially for those of his owne house, hee hath denied the faith, and is worse then an infidel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But if any provideth not for his own, and specially his own household, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If anyone has no care for his family and those in his house, he is false to the faith, and is worse than one who has no faith.
- Basic English Bible

But if any one does not provide for his own, and specially for those of [his] house, he has denied the faith, and is worse than the unbeliever.
- Darby Bible

But if any provideth not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
- Webster's Bible

But if a man makes no provision for those dependent on him, and especially for his own family, he has disowned the faith and is behaving worse than an unbeliever.
- Weymouth Bible

But if anyone doesn't provide for his own, and especially his own household, he has denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever.
- World English Bible

For if ony man hath not cure of his owne, and most of hise household men, he hath denyed the feith, and is worse than an vnfeithful man.
- Wycliffe Bible

and if any one for his own -- and especially for those of the household -- doth not provide, the faith he hath denied, and than an unbeliever he is worse.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 5:8


5:8 If any provide not - Food and raiment. For his own - Mother and grandmother, being desolate widows. He hath - Virtually. Denied the faith - Which does not destroy, but perfect, natural duties. What has this to do with heaping up money for our children, for which it is often so impertinently alleged? But all men have their reasons for laying up money. One will go to hell for fear of want; another acts like a heathen, lest he should be worse than an infidel.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 5:8


1Ti 5:8 If any provideth not for his own. The support of his relatives and servants is referred to. Children and grandchildren must support their aged parents. Any one who does not provide for his own family, whether it be wife and children, or aged parents, has practically denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever, for even unbelievers do these things.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 5

  • Ahuwa Chiamaka Jessica
    We should always show love to people without partiality
  • Pastor Joel
    This is very good insporational message that can transform the church of GOD if adhered to. It is my prayer that GOD will help His church to be alive to our responsibility
  • Doris Jones for verse 8
    God said what he meant and meant what he said. So the man is the head of the home, he is the provider all needed be it physical, FOOD spiritual prayer and devotions or financhial medical health, roof over their head, place to sleep . That does not mean that we as wives are not to stand by their side and help, because God said we became one. Don't just read the Holy Bible, study it. I am not perfect, but pray to God for more understanding every day.
  • Wine does not mean juice. It means fermented juice. With alcohol in it. So the Bible commands you to drink. Deal with it.
  • Aljetta Broughton
    The members are to provide for their Pastor what is needed to pay their bills. Men are to provide for their families as head of household.
  • gods word is, marriage is sacred ...and not taken lightly if you and your spouse..are not sure of the interpretation of this scriture...go speak to your pastor for a better understanding, be sure to pray about it .. My interpretation is the husband is head of the house,therefore ...should provide for his family in every way.

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