1 Timothy 5:23

“Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Timothy 5:23

Drinke no longer water, but vse a little wine for thy stomackes sake, and thine often infirmities.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

No longer drink water {exclusively,} but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Be no longer a drinker of water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not take only water as your drink, but take a little wine for the good of your stomach, and because you are frequently ill.
- Basic English Bible

Drink no longer only water, but use a little wine on account of thy stomach and thy frequent illnesses.
- Darby Bible

Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake, and thy frequent infirmities.
- Webster's Bible

(No longer be a water-drinker; but take a little wine for the sake of your digestion and your frequent ailments.)
- Weymouth Bible

Be no longer a drinker of water only, but use a little wine for your stomach's sake and your frequent infirmities.
- World English Bible

Nyle thou yit drinke watir, but vse a litil wyn, for thi stomac, and `for thin ofte fallynge infirmytees.
- Wycliffe Bible

no longer be drinking water, but a little wine be using, because of thy stomach and of thine often infirmities;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Timothy 5:23

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 5:23


5:21 I charge thee before God - Referring to the last judgment, in which we shall stand before God and Christ, with his elect, that is, holy, angels, who are the witnesses of our conversation. The apostle looks through his own labours, and even through time itself, and seems to stand as one already in eternity. That thou observe these things without prejudging - Passing no sentence till the cause is fully heard. Or partiality - For or against any one.

5:22 Lay hands suddenly on no man - That is, appoint no man to church offices without full trial and examination; else thou wilt be accessary to, and accountable for, his misbehaviour in his office. Keep thy self pure - From the blood of all men.

5:24 Some men's sins are manifest beforehand - Before any strict inquiry be made. Going before to judgment - So that you may immediately judge them unworthy of any spiritual office. And some they - Their sins. Follow after - More covertly.

5:25 They that are otherwise - Not so manifest. Cannot be long hid - From thy knowledge. On this account, also, be not hasty in laying on of hands.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 5:23


1Ti 5:23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake. I suppose the thought of Timothy's trials called to mind a sense of his physical condition. Hence, he gives a medical prescription. The water of that region is not good. The writer well remembers a fearfully sick day that he passed at Ephesus in 1889, due to the water. Paul, hence, advises that instead, he try the light wines, with only the smallest percentage of alcohol. And thine often infirmities. The prescription is not of a beverage, but of a remedy for an invalid.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 5:23

  • It is strange that the verse about wine is interjected in the middle of a whole different discussion. He speaks of spiritual matters, stops and quotes the wine verse, then continues speaking about spiritual matters. Doesn 't make any sense. It must mean something spiritual.
  • C.Smith on 1 Timothy 5:23
    But use a little wine for thy stomach sake, it 's clear to me, without any side effect. Amen!
  • Diyo Alex on 1 Timothy 5:23
    A Christians we are not to encourage drunkedness and over consumption of alcohol or the use of alcohol for as an escapism from the stress of life.Our complete dependance must be on the Lord Jesus Christ...the worldly life uses alcohol for recreational purposes but we are encouraged to use a little wine for health reasons...hence not a lot for other reasons but for health sake...In context of the word G d encourages healthy living...as a drunkard will not enter the Kingdom of G d as the scriptures point out. Wine for Health! Amen.
  • Zamia on 1 Timothy 5:23
    Wine is also another term for grape juice. Juice helps with illnesses such as hypoglycemia which causes one to pass out. I just had The Lord speak to me this scripture and I didn 't understand it at the time because I don 't drink anymore but I just received a diagnosis of hypoglycemia and I now understand what He was trying to say. Juice is what helps an episode of low blood sugar. I 've only been drinking water for a really long time. This scripture is correct if you think of the context.
  • RichE on 1 Timothy 5:23
    Some of you speak as if you have authority on this subject, you do not. The Bible absolutely permits you to drink wine. Jesus said "Drink of this cup, Some of you speak as if you have authority on this subject, you do not. The Bible absolutely permits you to drink wine. Jesus said "Drink of this cup, For this is my blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. The old covenant was water. That was the miracle changing water into wine. Sin is everywhere and its not an action but a spirit. Do we not know that being a Christian is not just a lifestyle, its a spiritual war? Drinking of the wine is to find sin in and around us. John 1 5, For the light shine through the darkness and the darkness and the darkness comprehended it not. All of you please ask the Lord about this. Pray the Lords prayer
  • SIMON OKHASO on 1 Timothy 5:23
    WAS IT THAT MIRACLES HAD CEASED? BECAUSE AN ANNOINTED MAN OF GOD LIKE PAUL AND AN APOSTLE FOR THAT MATTER WHO HAD HEALED MANY INFIRMITIES, WHEN I STAND TO TEACH IN MY CHURCH, I DON 'T REALLY UNDERSTAND WHY DID HE NOT HEAL THIS YOUNG EVANGELIST OF HIS WHO WAS ALWAYS WITH HIM A GOOD PERCENTAGE OF HIS LIFE? INFACT TIMOTHY WAS NOT DEAD LIKE THOSE PAUL RAISED FROM THE DEAD. TIMOTHY HAD ONLY A MINOR INFIRMITY IN HIS STOMACH??? I MEA I HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS.
  • Victor on 1 Timothy 5:23
    First of all God is not a God of confusion.in 1timothy 5 23...always remember that its for thy stomach and infirmities "sake " .hope we know what in quote means.
  • BoIT04 on 1 Timothy 5:23
    Reading with the setting and the circumstances that Timothy was in in mind we realize that the prescription was for Timothy to drink in little amount,and little concentration,the alcohol. It was during this time that the water was contaminated so Paul advised him to let go of the legalism of maintaining purity from alcohol and instead take a little for his health. But if this was a private prescription to Timothy,why include it in the Bible which clearly can never be described as a 'Private n Confidential ' diary? For the sole reason that we should learn from its core teaching legalism to the Scriptures does not bind in a way that the life of man is threatened. Simple!
  • Mawethu Mlombi on 1 Timothy 5:23
    When Jesus turn water into a wine he did not put drug in it that is why Paul gave Timothy a glass of wine so that he my feel well and bible tell us that you may not get drunk with wine but you may fully with Holly Spirit because your body is a temple of a Living God
  • Greg on 1 Timothy 5:23
    I m not a Bible student but I can recall that Jesus turned water into wine at a wedding So why would the Bible forbid moderate consumption of wine It is drunkenness which is forbidden


 

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