New Living Translation
The younger widows should not be on the list, because their physical desires will overpower their devotion to Christ and they will want to remarry.
King James Bible
But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry;
Darby Bible Translation
But younger widows decline; for when they grow wanton against Christ, they desire to marry,
World English Bible
But refuse younger widows, for when they have grown wanton against Christ, they desire to marry;
Young's Literal Translation
and younger widows be refusing, for when they may revel against the Christ, they wish to marry,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:11 Refuse - Do not choose. For when they are waxed wanton against Christ - To whose more immediate service they had addicted themselves. They want to marry - And not with a single eye to the glory of God; and so withdraw themselves from that entire service of the church to which they were before engaged.
HEBREWS xiii. Let love of the brethren continue. Forget not to shew love unto strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; them that are evil entreated, as being yourselves also in the body. Let marriage be had in honour among all, and let the bed be undefiled: for fornicators and adulterers God will judge. Be ye free from the love of money; content with such things as ye have: for Himself hath said, I will in no wise fail thee, …
Thomas Charles Edwards—The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews
Excursus on the Deaconess of the Early Church.
What Diversity There Ought to be in the Art of Preaching.
Thoughts Upon Worldly-Riches. Sect. Ii.
1 Timothy 5:12
Then they would be guilty of breaking their previous pledge.
For all the nations have fallen because of the wine of her passionate immorality. The kings of the world have committed adultery with her. Because of her desires for extravagant luxury, the merchants of the world have grown rich."
She glorified herself and lived in luxury, so match it now with torment and sorrow. She boasted in her heart, 'I am queen on my throne. I am no helpless widow, and I have no reason to mourn.'
And the kings of the world who committed adultery with her and enjoyed her great luxury will mourn for her as they see the smoke rising from her charred remains.
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