1 Timothy 5:24

“Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Some mens sinnes are open before hand, going before to iudgement: and some men they follow after.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The sins of some men are quite evident, going before them to judgment; for others, their {sins} follow after.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Some men's sins are evident, going before unto judgment; and some men also they follow after.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The sins of some men are clearly seen, going before them to be judged; but with others, their sins go after them.
- Basic English Bible

Of some men the sins are manifest beforehand, going before to judgment, and some also they follow after.
- Darby Bible

Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment: and some men they follow after.
- Webster's Bible

The sins of some men are evident to the world, leading the way to your estimate of their characters, but the sins of others lag behind.
- Weymouth Bible

Some men's sins are evident, preceding them to judgment, and some also follow later.
- World English Bible

Sum mennus synnes ben opyn, bifor goynge to dom; but of summen thei comen aftir.
- Wycliffe Bible

of certain men the sins are manifest beforehand, leading before to judgment, and certain also they follow after;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 5:24


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.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 5:24


1Ti 5:24 Some men's sins are open beforehand. Discipline has been spoken of. Some men's lives are fully known, and their sins cry out, but some [men] they follow after. Others conceal them, and they will only be fully manifest at judgment.

Discussion for 1 Timothy 5

  • 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.
  • David Petrush for verse 8
    Reply to Kristyn Evans: Kristyn, I don 't know if what i am writing here is still relevant to your situation, for the fact that your comment was written in 2013 and now it is 2015. But still I will write. Remember what THE LORD says concerning marriage, "So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore GOD has joined together, let no man split apart. " So you and your husband are now one single flesh. Let us compare that to a single unmarried person. An unmarried person is one flesh with themselves, therefore if they have a problem they cannot simply divorce it, but they must work it out, sacrifice, and and do whatever good thing needs to be done to fix it in their single body. Therefore compared to a married couple, their singular emotions and perspectives, and thoughts are no longer preserved to their singular mind and heart only, but also to their spouse 's for they are now one flesh . Then the same as the single unmarried person worked out the problem in their single body, the married must in one body and mind, through GOD, work out whatever problem they are having. Not cast it aside in divorcement, save for the cause of fornication.

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