|Bible part New Testament|
Category Pauline epistles
|Order in the Bible part 15|
|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.
This chapter can be grouped (with cross references to other parts of the Bible):
New King James VersionIf 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.
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:
out of their own substance; which is what the apostle before calls showing piety at home, and requiting their own parents:
or burdened with the maintenance of them:
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.