1 Timothy 5:4
Good News Translation
But if a widow has children or grandchildren, they should learn first to carry out their religious duties toward their own family and in this way repay their parents and grandparents, because that is what pleases God.

Contemporary English Version
But if a widow has children or grandchildren, they should learn to serve God by taking care of her, as she once took care of them. This is what God wants them to do.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if any widow have children or grandchildren, let her learn first to govern her own house and to make a return of duty to her parents; for this is acceptable before God.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But if any widow have children or grandchildren, let her learn first to govern her own house and to make a return of duty to her parents; for this is acceptable before God.

nephews.

Judges 12:14 And he had forty sons, and of them thirty grandsons, mounted upon seventy ass colts, and he judged Israel eight years:

*marg:

Job 18:19 His seed shall not subsist, nor his offspring among his people, nor any remnants in his country.

Isaiah 14:22 And I will rise up against them, saith the Lord of hosts: and I will destroy the name of Babylon, and the remains, and the bud, and the offspring, saith the Lord.

learn.

1 Samuel 22:3,4 And David departed from thence into Maspha of Moab: and he said to the king of Moab: Let my father and my mother tarry with you, I beseech thee, till I know what God will do for me. . . .

Proverbs 31:28 Her children rose up, and called her blessed: her husband, and he praised her.

Luke 2:51 And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was subject to them. And his mother kept all these words in her heart.

John 19:26,27 When Jesus therefore had seen his mother and the disciple standing whom he loved, he saith to his mother: Woman, behold thy son. . . .

piety.

Matthew 15:4-6 Honour thy father and mother: And: He that shall curse father or mother, let him die the death. . . .

Mark 7:11-13 But you say: If a man shall say to his father or mother, Corban (which is a gift) whatsoever is from me shall profit thee. . . .

to requite.

Genesis 45:10,11 And thou shalt dwell in the land of Gessen: and thou shalt be near me, thou and thy sons, and thy sons' sons, thy sheep, and thy herds, and all things that thou hast. . . .

Genesis 47:12,28 And he nourished them, and all his father's house, allowing food to every one. . . .

Ruth 2:2,18 And Ruth, the Moabitess, said to her mother in law: If thou wilt, I will go into the field, and glean the ears of corn that escape the hands of the reapers, wheresoever I shall find grace with a householder, that will be favourable to me. And she answered her: Go, my daughter. . . .

Ephesians 6:1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is just. . . .

good.

1 Timothy 2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour,

Context
Support for Widows
3Honour widows that are widows indeed. 4But if any widow have children or grandchildren, let her learn first to govern her own house and to make a return of duty to her parents; for this is acceptable before God. 5But she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, let her trust in God and continue in supplications and prayers night and day.…
Cross References
Ephesians 6:2
Honour thy father and thy mother, which is the first commandment with a promise:

1 Timothy 2:3
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour,

1 Timothy 5:16
If any of the faithful have widows, let him minister to them, and let not the church be charged: that there may be sufficient for them that are widows indeed.

Titus 1:11
Who must be reproved, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.

Additional Translations
But if a widow has children or grandchildren, they must first learn to show godliness to their own family and repay their parents, for this is pleasing in the sight of God.

But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them learn to be devout first to the own household and to give recompense to parents; for this is pleasing before God.

But if any widow have children or nephews, let them learn first to show piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.

But if any widow hath children or grandchildren, let them learn first to show piety towards their own family, and to requite their parents: for this is acceptable in the sight of God.

but if any widow have children or descendants, let them learn first to be pious as regards their own house, and to render a return on their side to [their] parents; for this is acceptable in the sight of God.

But if any widow hath children or grandchildren, let them learn first to shew piety towards their own family, and to requite their parents: for this is acceptable in the sight of God.

But if any widow hath children or nephews, let them learn first to show piety at home, and to requite their parents: for that is good and acceptable before God.

But if a widow has children or grandchildren, let these learn first to show piety towards their own homes and to prove their gratitude to their parents; for this is well pleasing in the sight of God.

But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them learn first to show piety towards their own family, and to repay their parents, for this is acceptable in the sight of God.

and if any widow have children or grandchildren, let them learn first to their own house to show piety, and to give back a recompense to the parents, for this is right and acceptable before God.
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