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1 Timothy 5:2-4

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5:2 older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters – with complete purity.

5:3 Honor 1  widows who are truly in need. 2  5:4 But if a widow has children or grandchildren, they should first learn to fulfill their duty 3  toward their own household and so repay their parents what is owed them. 4  For this is what pleases God. 5 

1 sn The word honor here carries the double meaning of respect and financial support. This Greek word can imply both senses, and both are intended in this context.

2 tn Grk “the real widows,” “those who are really widows.”

3 tn Or “to practice their religion.”

4 tn Or “and so make some repayment to their parents”; Grk “and to give back recompense to their parents.”

5 tn Grk “for this is pleasing in the sight of God.”



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