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August 2010

1 Timothy 5 Commentary

vv. 1-2 “The same word is used here for older man as is used later on of the church officials called ‘elders’.  But Paul’s advice here concerns older members of the congregation.  The verb rebuke harshly (epiplesso) is a strong one meaning ‘censure severely’ and those advanced in years should be spared such treatment.  If […]