1 Timothy 5:11

“But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But the yonger widowes refuse: for when they haue begunne to waxe wanton against Christ, they will marry,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But refuse {to put} younger widows {on the list,} for when they feel sensual desires in disregard of Christ, they want to get married,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But younger widows refuse: for when they have waxed wanton against Christ, they desire to marry;
- American Standard Version (1901)

But to the younger widows say No: for when their love is turned away from Christ, they have a desire to be married;
- Basic English Bible

But younger widows decline; for when they grow wanton against Christ, they desire to marry,
- Darby Bible

But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to grow wanton against Christ, they will marry;
- Webster's Bible

But the younger widows you must not enrol; for as soon as they begin to chafe against the yoke of Christ, they want to marry,
- Weymouth Bible

But refuse younger widows, for when they have grown wanton against Christ, they desire to marry;
- World English Bible

But eschewe thou yongere widewis; for whanne thei han do letcherie, thei wolen be weddid in Crist,
- Wycliffe Bible

and younger widows be refusing, for when they may revel against the Christ, they wish to marry,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 5:11


5:11 Refuse - Do not choose. For when they are waxed wanton against Christ - To whose more immediate service they had addicted themselves. They want to marry - And not with a single eye to the glory of God; and so withdraw themselves from that entire service of the church to which they were before engaged.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 5:11


1Ti 5:11 But the younger widows refuse. Do not take them into this number for the reason that they in part will wish to marry again.

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