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.”