“Honour widows that are widows indeed.”
King James Version (KJV)
5:3 Honour - That is, maintain out of the public stock.
1Ti 5:3 Honour widows that are widows indeed. In the church at Jerusalem the widows were honored with support (Ac 6:1). The teaching of Paul here seems to place widows who were above sixty years old (1Ti 5:9), and without children or grandchildren to support them (1Ti 5:4), in a class of church widows devoted to the work of the church (1Ti 5:10), and supported out of its funds. Such were "widows indeed".