“Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren;”
King James Version (KJV)
5:1 Rebuke not - Considering your own youth, with such a severity as would otherwise be proper.
1Ti 5:1,2 The Widows of the Church SUMMARY OF I TIMOTHY 5: Rules for Reproving. Honoring Widows. How They Should Be Supported. Who Are to Be Taken into the Number of Widows. The Younger Widows. The Presbyters. A Charge Concerning Timothy's Death. Rebuke not an elder. An aged man. Treat him with deference due to age. It is evident from the four classes named together, the aged women, and the young women, that the reference in the word "elder" is not to office, but to age.