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1 Timothy 5:1–2

Do not rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and with all propriety, the younger women as sisters.

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1 Timothy 5:1–2 — The New International Version (NIV)

Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.

1 Timothy 5:1–2 — English Standard Version (ESV)

Do not rebuke an older man but encourage him as you would a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, in all purity.

1 Timothy 5:1–2 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren; The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.

1 Timothy 5:1–2 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Never speak harshly to an older man, but appeal to him respectfully as you would to your own father. Talk to younger men as you would to your own brothers. Treat older women as you would your mother, and treat younger women with all purity as you would your own sisters.

1 Timothy 5:1–2 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Do not rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, with all purity.

1 Timothy 5:1–2 — New Century Version (NCV)

Do not speak angrily to an older man, but plead with him as if he were your father. Treat younger men like brothers, older women like mothers, and younger women like sisters. Always treat them in a pure way.

1 Timothy 5:1–2 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Rebuke not an elder, but exhort him as a father; the younger men as brethren: the elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, in all purity.

1 Timothy 5:1–2 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Rebuke not an elder sharply, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brethren, elder women as mothers, younger women as sisters, with all purity.

1 Timothy 5:1–2 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Never use harsh words when you correct an older man, but talk to him as if he were your father. Talk to younger men as if they were your brothers, older women as if they were your mothers, and younger women as if they were your sisters, while keeping yourself morally pure. 

1 Timothy 5:1–2 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Do not speak harshly to an older man, but speak to him as to a father, to younger men as brothers, to older women as mothers, to younger women as sisters—with absolute purity.

1 Timothy 5:1–2 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Do not rebuke an older man, but appeal to him as a father, younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, younger women as sisters, with all purity.

1 Timothy 5:1–2 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Don’t tell an older man off. Make an appeal to him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as if they were your brothers. Treat older women as if they were your mothers. Treat younger women as if they were your sisters. Be completely pure in the way you treat them.

1 Timothy 5:1–2 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Do not sharply rebuke an older man, but rather appeal to him as a father, to the younger men as brothers,

the older women as mothers, and the younger women as sisters, in all purity.


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