1 Timothy 5:20

“Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Them that sinne rebuke before all, that others also may feare.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Those who continue in sin, rebuke in the presence of all, so that the rest also will be fearful {of sinning.}
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Them that sin reprove in the sight of all, that the rest also may be in fear.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Say sharp words to sinners when all are present, so that the rest may be in fear.
- Basic English Bible

Those that sin convict before all, that the rest also may have fear.
- Darby Bible

Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
- Webster's Bible

Those who persist in sin reprove in the presence of all, so that it may also be a warning to the rest.
- Weymouth Bible

Those who sin, reprove in the sight of all, that the rest also may be in fear.
- World English Bible

But reproue thou men that synnen bifor alle men, that also othere haue drede.
- Wycliffe Bible

Those sinning, reprove before all, that the others also may have fear;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 5:20


5:20 Those - Elders. That sin - Scandalously, and are duly convicted. Rebuke before all - The church.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 5:20


1Ti 5:20 Them that sin. Whether they be elders, or private members, if convicted, rebuke before all. Rebuke them publicly, for the sake of the lesson to others. Do not hush the matter up privately.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 5

  • Ray321
    1 Timothy 5:18 For the scripture saith, Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, The labourer is worthy of his reward. The Word of God is Jesus and there for the Holy Spirit will guide us in truth for speaking the Word. We must not stop the Word.
  • Steve morrow
    1 TIMOTHY 5:20 THEM THAT SIN REBUKE BEFORE ALL THAT OTHERS ALSO MAY FEAR JEREMIAH 6:15 WERE THEY ASHAMED WHEN THEY HAD COMMITTED ABOMINATION NO THEY WERE NOT AT ALL ASHAMED NEITHER COULD THEY BLUSH THEREFORE THEY SHALL FALL AMONG THEM THAT FALL AT THE TIME THAT I VISIT THEM THEY SHALL BE CAST DOWN SAITH THE LORD
  • Irene123
    V. 21 - " ..... and the elect angels .....; this is a reference to the pastors of the churches; just as 2 Jn.1 refers to the (worldwide) church - the 'Bride' Of Christ; just as Rev.1:20 refers to the pastors of the 7 churches. I've run across some that think the elect lady and her children is an actual woman. It is indeed easy to believe 1 Jn.1 is to an individual, but Isa. 1:18 says to reason ...
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Bill Duckworth for verse 23
    We must not be a drunkard. That 's bible. But God, in His infinite wisdom , peppers his Holy Word with health recommendations. Here, He does also.

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