1 Timothy 5:11
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English Standard Version
But refuse to enroll younger widows, for when their passions draw them away from Christ, they desire to marry

King James Bible
But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;

American Standard Version
But younger widows refuse: for when they have waxed wanton against Christ, they desire to marry;

Douay-Rheims Bible
But the younger widows avoid. For when they have grown wanton in Christ, they will marry:

English Revised Version
But younger widows refuse: for when they have waxed wanton against Christ, they desire to marry;

Webster's Bible Translation
But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to grow wanton against Christ, they will marry;

Weymouth New Testament
But the younger widows you must not enrol; for as soon as they begin to chafe against the yoke of Christ, they want to marry,

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Vincent's Word Studies

Younger (νεωτέρας)

Almost in a positive sense, young. Not, under sixty years of age.

Have begun to wax wanton (καταστρηνιάσωσιν)

Not, have begun, but rather, whenever they shall come to wax wanton. Comp. 2 Thessalonians 1:10. The compound verb, signifying to feel the sexual impulse, only here, and not in lxx or Class. The simple verb, στρηνιᾶν to run riot, Revelation 18:7, Revelation 18:9 and the kindred στρῆνος luxury, Revelation 18:3. See note.

Against Christ (τοῦ Χριστοῦ)

Their unruly desire withdraws them from serving Christ in his church, and is, therefore, against him.

This is the only instance in the Pastorals in which the Christ is used without Jesus either before or after. In Paul this is common, both with and without the article.

They will marry (γαμεῖν θέλουσιν)

Better, they are bent on marrying, or determined to marry. The strong expression wax wanton makes it probable that θέλειν expresses more than a desire, as Rev. See on Matthew 1:19. Γαμεῖν to marry, in the active voice, of the wife, as everywhere in N.T. except 1 Corinthians 7:39.

1 Timothy 5:11 Parallel Commentaries

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the younger.

1 Timothy 5:9,14 Let not a widow be taken into the number under three score years old, having been the wife of one man...

to wax.

Deuteronomy 32:15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: you are waxen fat, you are grown thick, you are covered with fatness...

Isaiah 3:16 Moreover the LORD said, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes...

Hosea 13:6 According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were filled, and their heart was exalted; therefore have they forgotten me.

James 5:5 You have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; you have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.

2 Peter 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness...

they will.

1 Timothy 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house...

1 Timothy 4:3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats...

1 Corinthians 7:39,40 The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband lives; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will...

Cross References
1 Timothy 5:12
and so incur condemnation for having abandoned their former faith.

Revelation 18:3
For all nations have drunk the wine of the passion of her sexual immorality, and the kings of the earth have committed immorality with her, and the merchants of the earth have grown rich from the power of her luxurious living."

Revelation 18:7
As she glorified herself and lived in luxury, so give her a like measure of torment and mourning, since in her heart she says, 'I sit as a queen, I am no widow, and mourning I shall never see.'

Revelation 18:9
And the kings of the earth, who committed sexual immorality and lived in luxury with her, will weep and wail over her when they see the smoke of her burning.

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