Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.
Do not lay hands upon anyone too hastily and thereby share responsibility for the sins of others; keep yourself free from sin.
Never be in a hurry about appointing an elder. Do not participate in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.
Don't appoint people to church leadership positions too hastily. If a person is involved in some serious sins, you don't want to become an unwitting accomplice. In any event, keep a close check on yourself.
Do not put hands on any man without thought, and have no part in other men’s sins: keep yourself clean.
Do not ordain anyone hastily, and do not participate in the sins of others; keep yourself pure.
Do not lay hands on anyone hastily, nor share in other people’s sins; keep yourself pure.
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|NET © Notes||
1 tn In context “laying hands on anyone” refers to ordination or official installation of someone as an elder.
2 tn Grk “and do not share in the sins of others.”