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1 Timothy 5

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Bible part  New Testament
Category  Pauline epistles
Order in the Bible part  15
1 Timothy 5

Book  First Epistle to Timothy

1 Timothy 5 is the fifth chapter of the First Epistle to Timothy in the New Testament of the Christian Bible. It is authored by Paul the Apostle.



  • The original text is written in Koine Greek.
  • Some most ancient manuscripts containing this chapter are:
  • Codex Sinaiticus (AD 330-360)
  • Codex Alexandrinus (ca. AD 400-440)
  • Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus (ca. AD 450; extant: verses 1-19)
  • Codex Freerianus (ca. AD 450; extant: verses 5-9, 16-19)
  • Codex Claromontanus (ca. AD 550)
  • This chapter is divided into 25 verses.
  • Structure

    This chapter can be grouped (with cross references to other parts of the Bible):

  • 1 Timothy 5:1-2 = Treatment of Church Members
  • 1 Timothy 5:3-16 = Honor True Widows
  • 1 Timothy 5:17-25 = Honor the Elders
  • Verse 16

    New King James Version

    If any believing man or woman has widows, let them relieve them, and do not let the church be burdened, that it may relieve those who are really widows.
  • If any man or woman that believeth have widows
  • That is, if any member of a church, whether a brother or a sister, have mothers or grandmothers, or any near relations widows, in mean circumstances, and incapable of taking care of themselves:

  • let them relieve them;
  • out of their own substance; which is what the apostle before calls showing piety at home, and requiting their own parents:

  • and let not the church be charged;
  • or burdened with the maintenance of them:

  • that it may relieve them that are widows indeed;
  • that the church may be in a better capacity, its stock not being expended on others, to supply the wants of those who are really widows; who have neither husbands, nor children, nor any relations, to provide for them; nor anything in the world to support themselves with.


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