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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
1 Timothy 5



Verse 1

Rebuke. Greek. epiplesso. Only here.

not. App-106.

elder. App-189.

intreat. Same as "exhort", 1 Timothy 2:1 and 1 Timothy 6:2.

Verse 2

elder women. Feminine of "elder", 1 Timothy 5:1.

with. App-104.

purity See 1 Timothy 4:12.

Verse 3

indeed. See John 8:36.

Verse 4

if. App-118.2. a.

any. App-123.

children. App-108.

nephews = grandchildren or other descendants. Greek. ekgonos. Only here. Shakespeare in Othello uses the word nephews for grandchildren,

show piety at home = treat reverently (Greek. eusebeo. Only here and Acts 17:23) their own household.

requite = return recompenses (Greek. amoibe. Only here) to.

parents. Greek. progonos. Only here and a Tim. 1 Timothy 1:3.

acceptable. Greek. apodektos. Only here and 1 Timothy 2:3.

before = in the sight of.

God. App-98.

Verse 5

desolate. Greek. monoomai. Only here.

trusteth = has hoped. Implying continued hoping. in. App-104.

oontinueth. Greek. prosmeno. See 1 Timothy 1:3. supplications. App-134.

prayers. App-134.

Verse 6

liveth in pleasure. Greek. spatalab. Only here and James 5:6.

liveth. See App-170.

Verse 7

give in charge. Greek. parangello. See Acts 1:4. Compare 1 Timothy 1:3; 1 Timothy 4:11; 1 Timothy 6:13, 1 Timothy 6:17.

that = in order that. Greek. hina.

blameless. See 1 Timothy 3:2.

Verse 8

provide. Greek. pronoeo. See Romans 12:17.

not. App-106.

those, &c. Greek. oikeios. See Galatians 1:6, Galatians 1:10.

own. Omit.

faith. App-150.

infidel = unbeliever. Greek. apistos. See 1 Corinthians 6:6;

Verse 9

taken, &c. = enrolled. Greek. katalegomai. Only here. under less than. Greek. elasson, See Romans 9:11.

man. App-123.

Verse 10

Well reported of = borne witness to.

for. App-104.

brought up, &c. Greek. teknotropheo. Only here. lodged strangers. Greek. xendocheo. Only here.

saints. See Acts 9:13.

relieved. Greek. eparkeo. Only been and 1 Timothy 5:16.

afflicted. Greek. thlibo. See a Cor 1 Timothy 1:6.

diligently followed. Greek. epakoloutheo. Here, 1 Timothy 5:24. Mark 16:20. 1 Peter 2:21.

Verse 11

refuse. See 1 Timothy 4:7.

begun to wax wanton = grown wanton. Greek. katastreniaso. Only here.

Christ. App-98.

will. App-102.

Verse 12

damnation = judgment. App-177.

cast off. Greek. atheteo. See John 12:48.

Verse 13

idle. Greek. (argos. See Matthew 12:36. Compare the verb ketargeo. Luke 13:7. Add "also".

wandering about. Greek. pericrct omoi. See Acts 19:13.

tattlers. Greek. phletaros. Only here. The verb 3 John 1:10.

busybodies Greek. periergos. See Acts 19:19.

speaking. App-121.

Verse 14

will. App-102.3.

bear children. Greek. tekatogoneo. Only here. Compare 1 Timothy 2:15.

guide the house. Greek. oikodespoteo. Only here.

none. Greek. medeis.

occasion. Greek. aphorme, See Romans 7:8.

to speak reproachfully. Literally for the sake of (Greek. charin, occasion of charis, used as a preposition) reviling (Greek. loidoria Here and 1 Peter 3:9. Compare John 9:28. Acts 23:4. 1 Corinthians 4:12. 1 Peter 2:23).

Verse 15

some. App-124.

turred aside. See 1 Timothy 1:6.

Verse 16

man or woman that belioveth, &c. The texts read "believing (woman) . . . let her:" "believing" being feminine of App-150.

church. App-186.

charged = burdened. Greek. bareo. See 2 Corinthians 1:8.

Verse 17

rule. Seo 1 Timothy 3:4.

be counted worthy. Greek. axioo. See Acts 15:38.

double. Greek. diplous. Only here; Matthew 23:15 (compar.) Revelation 18:6.

in, App-104.

word. App-121.

Verse 18

muzzle. Greek. phimoo. See Luke 4:35.

treadeth out, &c. See 1 Corinthians 9:9, where the same quotation occurs. The latter part of the verse is from Matthew 10:10, &c,

reward = pay. Greek. misthos.

Verse 19

Against. App-104.

receive. Greek. paradechomai. See Acts 16:21.

accusation. Greek. kategoria. Here; Luke 6:7. John 18:29, Titus 1:6,

but. See 1 Corinthians 14:5 (except).

before. App-104.

two, &c. Compare Deuteronomy 19:15, Matthew 18:16. 2 Corinthians 13:1,

Verse 20

sin. App-128.

rebuke. Greek. elencho, See t Cor. 1 Timothy 14:21.

others. App-124.

fearn = have fear.

Verse 21

charge. Greek. diamarturomai. See Acts 2:40.

Lord. The texts omit.

Jesus Christ. The texts read "Christ Jeans". App-98. X11.

observe = guard.

without = apart from.

preferring . . . another = prejudgment, prejudice. Greek. prokrima. Only here.

nothing. Greek. medeis, as in or 1 Timothy 14:22.

by. App-104.

partiality. Literally inclining towards. Greek. prosklisis. Only here.

Verse 22

suddenly = hastily, i.e. without sufficient testing.

no man = no one. Greek. medeis. See 1 Timothy 5:21.

neither. Greek. mede.

other men"s. App-124.

sins. At. 128.1.

pure. Greek. hagnos. See 2 Corinthians 7:11. Not as the word is used to-day, but as clear from aiding in sending unfit men into the ministry, from which all the churches are suffering at this hour. Compare Jude 1:11.

Verse 23

Drink. . . water. Greek. hudropoteo. Only here.

no longer. Greek. meketi.

for . . . sake. App-104. 1 Timothy 5:2.

stomach"s. Greek. stomachos. Only here.

often = frequent. Greek. puknos. See Luke 5:33.

Verse 24

men"s. App-123.

open beforehand. Greek. prodelos. Only here, 1 Timothy 5:20, and Hebrews 7:14.

going before. See 1 Timothy 1:18.

to. App-104.

judgment. App-177. Some are notoriously unfit; the unfitness of others is not manifest till they are tested.

Verse 25

also. Should follow works.

manifest beforehand. Same as "open beforehand",

otherwise. Greek. adds. Only here.

cannot = are not (App-105) able to.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Timothy 5:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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