New International Version
Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers,
King James Bible
Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren;
Darby Bible Translation
Rebuke not an elder sharply, but exhort [him] as a father, younger [men] as brethren,
World English Bible
Don't rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father; the younger men as brothers;
Young's Literal Translation
An aged person thou mayest not rebuke, but be entreating as a father; younger persons as brethren;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Rebuke not an elder - That is, an elderly person; for the word πρεσβυτερος is here taken in its natural sense, and signifies one advanced in years. At 1 Timothy 5:17, it is taken in what may be termed its ecclesiastical meaning, and signifies, an officer in the Church, what we commonly call a presbyter or bishop; for sometimes these terms were confounded. There are but few cases in which it at all becomes a young man to reprove an old man, and especially one who is a father in the Church. If such a one does wrong, or gets out of the way, he should be entreated as a father, with great caution and respect. To this at least his age entitles him. The word επιπληξῃς signifies, do not smite; i.e. do not treat them harshly, nor with magisterial austerity.
The younger men as brethren - Showing humility, and arrogating nothing to thyself on account of thy office. Feel for them as thou oughtest to feel for thy own brethren.
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1 Timothy 5:2
older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.
Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.
Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled.
1 Peter 5:5
In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble."
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