New International Version
No widow may be put on the list of widows unless she is over sixty, has been faithful to her husband,
King James Bible
Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man,
Darby Bible Translation
Let a widow be put upon the list, being of not less than sixty years, [having been] wife of one man,
World English Bible
Let no one be enrolled as a widow under sixty years old, having been the wife of one man,
Young's Literal Translation
A widow -- let her not be enrolled under sixty years of age, having been a wife of one husband,
1 Timothy 5:9 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Taken into the number - Let her not be taken into the list of those for which the Church must provide. But some think that the apostle means the list of those who were deaconesses in the Church; and that no widow was to be admitted into that rank who did not answer to the following character. See on 1 Timothy 5:10 (note).
Under threescore years - As it might be supposed that, previously to this age, they might be able to do something towards their own support. See on 1 Timothy 5:10 (note).
Having been the wife of one man - Having lived in conjugal fidelity with her husband; or having had but one husband at a time; or, according to others, having never been but once married. But the former is the opinion of some of the most eminent of the Greek fathers, and appears to be that most consistent with the scope of the place, and with truth.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
a widow. See on ver.
taken. or, chosen. under.
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There was also a prophet, Anna, the daughter of Penuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage,
1 Timothy 3:2
Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
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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