1 Timothy 5:5

“Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Now she that is a widow in deed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now she who is a widow indeed and who has been left alone, has fixed her hope on God and continues in entreaties and prayers night and day.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, hath her hope set on God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Now she who is truly a widow and without family puts her hope in God, giving herself to prayer day and night.
- Basic English Bible

Now she who [is] a widow indeed, and is left alone, has put [her] hope in God, and continues in supplications and prayers night and day.
- Darby Bible

Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continueth in supplications and prayers night and day.
- Webster's Bible

A widow who is really in need, friendless and desolate, has her hopes fixed on God, and continues at her supplications and prayers, night and day;
- Weymouth Bible

Now she who is a widow indeed, and desolate, has her hope set on God, and continues in petitions and prayers night and day.
- World English Bible

And sche that is a widewe verili, and desolate, hope in to God, and be bisy in bisechingis and preieris niyt and dai.
- Wycliffe Bible

And she who is really a widow and desolate, hath hoped upon God, and doth remain in the supplications and in the prayers night and day,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Timothy 5:5


5:5 Widows indeed - Who have no near relations to provide for them; and who are wholly devoted to God. Desolate - Having neither children, nor grandchildren to relieve her.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Timothy 5:5


1Ti 5:5 She that is a widow indeed. Has neither husband not children, and is left desolate. Having no earthly trust, she trusteth in God, and shows this by her devout life.

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