New International Version
Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need.
King James Bible
Honour widows that are widows indeed.
Darby Bible Translation
Honour widows who are really widows;
World English Bible
Honor widows who are widows indeed.
Young's Literal Translation
honour widows who are really widows;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Honor widows that are widows indeed - One meaning of the word τιμαω, to honor, is to support, sustain, etc., Matthew 15:4, Matthew 15:5; and here it is most obviously to be taken in this sense. Provide for those widows especially which are widows indeed - persons truly destitute, being aged and helpless, and having neither children nor friends to take care of them, and who behave as becometh their destitute state. But see the note on 1 Timothy 5:10.
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In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food.
Peter went with them, and when he arrived he was taken upstairs to the room. All the widows stood around him, crying and showing him the robes and other clothing that Dorcas had made while she was still with them.
He took her by the hand and helped her to her feet. Then he called for the believers, especially the widows, and presented her to them alive.
1 Timothy 5:2
older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.
1 Timothy 5:5
The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help.
1 Timothy 5:16
If any woman who is a believer has widows in her care, she should continue to help them and not let the church be burdened with them, so that the church can help those widows who are really in need.
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