1 Timothy 5:3

“Honour widows that are widows indeed.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Honour widowes that are widowes indeed.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Honor widows who are widows indeed;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Honor widows that are widows indeed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Give honour to widows who are truly widows.
- Basic English Bible

Honour widows who are really widows;
- Darby Bible

Honor widows that are widows indeed.
- Webster's Bible

Honour widows who are really in need.
- Weymouth Bible

Honor widows who are widows indeed.
- World English Bible

Honoure thou widewis, that ben very widewis.
- Wycliffe Bible

honour widows who are really widows;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 5:3


5:3 Honour - That is, maintain out of the public stock.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 5:3


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".

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