1 Timothy 5:12

“Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Timothy 5:12

Hauing damnation, because they haue cast off their first faith.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

{thus} incurring condemnation, because they have set aside their previous pledge.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

having condemnation, because they have rejected their first pledge.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they are judged because they have been false to their first faith;
- Basic English Bible

being guilty, because they have cast off their first faith.
- Darby Bible

Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.
- Webster's Bible

and they incur disapproval for having broken their original vow.
- Weymouth Bible

having condemnation, because they have rejected their first pledge.
- World English Bible

hauynge dampnacioun, for thei han maad voide the firste feith.
- Wycliffe Bible

having judgment, because the first faith they did cast away,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Timothy 5:12

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 5:12

5:12 They have rejected their first faith - Have deserted their trust in God, and have acted contrary to the first conviction, namely, that wholly to devote themselves to his service was the most excellent way. When we first receive power to believe, does not the Spirit of God generally point out what are the most excellent things; and at the same time, give us an holy resolution to walk in the highest degree of Christian severity? And how unwise are we ever to sink into anything below it!

People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 5:12

1Ti 5:12 Having damnation. Not because they marry, but because, after entering a class consecrated entirely to church work, they have cast off their first faith. They forsake its duties in order to marry.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 5:12

  • Bob Duke on 1 Timothy 5:12
    Do these early church members lose their salvation by yielding to carnal ways?
  • Jesse - in Reply on 1 Timothy 5:12
    Bob, are you asking about 1 Timothy 5:12?

    That verse has to be taken in context beginning at Verse 3 and going to Verse 16. It is Paul's instruction concerning widows in the church. There is a lot of information in these verses, and we would take those verses in context to understand Verse 12.

    Verse 12 says "Having damnation, literally judgment, because they have cast off their first faith. In context, I think what Paul is saying in this chapter is that all people, husbands and wives, they are stuck in a situation where they must either please the wife, please the husband, or please the Lord. It's like what if we know what the Lord wants us to do, but we can't because the other person says "If you do that, I'll throw this lamp and hit you over the head with it!" What do you do?

    As far as carnal goes, do you know that a believer can be carnal and it be perfectly normal? There is a normal carnal, and an abnormal carnal that can be applied to a believer in Christ. And since I don't believe salvation can be lost, I would have to say no to your question of them losing their salvation.


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