Parallel Verses

Amplified

Do not sharply censure or rebuke an older man, but entreat and plead with him as [you would with] a father. Treat younger men like brothers;

New American Standard Bible

Do not sharply rebuke an older man, but rather appeal to him as a father, to the younger men as brothers,

King James Version

Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren;

Holman Bible

Do not rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brothers,

International Standard Version

Never speak harshly to an older man, but appeal to him as if he were your father. Treat younger men like brothers,

A Conservative Version

Do not rebuke an elder man, but entreat him as a father, younger men as brothers,

American Standard Version

Rebuke not an elder, but exhort him as a father; the younger men as brethren:

An Understandable Version

Do not rebuke an older man, but appeal to him as [you would to] your father. [Appeal to] the younger men as [you would to] your brothers;

Anderson New Testament

Do not rebuke an elderly man, but entreat him as a father; the younger men, as brothers:

Bible in Basic English

Do not say sharp words to one who has authority in the church, but let your talk be as to a father, and to the younger men as to brothers:

Common New Testament

Do not rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brothers,

Daniel Mace New Testament

Don't treat a senior with harsh reproof, but exhort him as a father, and the young men, as brethren:

Darby Translation

Rebuke not an elder sharply, but exhort him as a father, younger men as brethren,

Godbey New Testament

Rebuke not an elder, but exhort him as a father; the younger men as brothers:

Goodspeed New Testament

Never reprove an older man, but appeal to him as to a father. Treat younger men like brothers,

John Wesley New Testament

Rebuke not an elder, but exhort him as a father, the younger men as brethren;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father, and the younger men as brethren,

Julia Smith Translation

An elder shouldest thou not reprove, but beseech as a father; the younger as brethren;

King James 2000

Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a father; and the younger men as brothers;

Lexham Expanded Bible

Do not rebuke an older man, but appeal to [him] as a father, younger men as brothers,

Modern King James verseion

Do not sharply rebuke an elder, but exhort as a father, and the younger ones as brothers,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Rebuke not an elder: but exhort him as a father, and the younger men as brethren,

Moffatt New Testament

Never censure an older man harshly; appeal to him as a father. Treat younger men like brothers,

Montgomery New Testament

Do not reprimand an aged man, but continue pleading with him as if he were your father. Treat the young men as brothers,

NET Bible

Do not address an older man harshly but appeal to him as a father. Speak to younger men as brothers,

New Heart English Bible

Do not rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father; the younger men as brothers;

Noyes New Testament

Do not sharply rebuke an aged man, but exhort him as a father; the younger men, as brethren;

Sawyer New Testament

Rebuke not an aged man, but entreat him as a father, the younger men as brothers,

The Emphasized Bible

An elderly man, do not thou reprimand, but beseech him, as though he were thy father, - younger men, as brothers,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

REBUKE not harshly an aged man, but admonish him as a father; the younger men as brethren;

Twentieth Century New Testament

Do not reprimand an older man, but plead with him as if he were your father. Treat the young men as brothers,

Webster

Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren;

Weymouth New Testament

Never administer a sharp reprimand to a man older than yourself; but entreat him as if he were your father, and the younger men as brothers;

Williams New Testament

Never reprove an older man, but always appeal to him as a father. Treat younger men like brothers,

World English Bible

Don't rebuke an older man, but exhort him as a father; the younger men as brothers;

Worrell New Testament

Rebuke not an elder, but exhort him as a father; the younger men, as brethren:

Worsley New Testament

Do not chide a senior, but exhort him as a father; and younger men as brethren:

Youngs Literal Translation

An aged person thou mayest not rebuke, but be entreating as a father; younger persons as brethren;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
ἐπιπλήσσω 
Epiplesso 
Usage: 1

not
μή 
me 
not, no, that not, God forbid 9, lest, neither, no man , but, none, not translated,
Usage: 493

an elder
πρεσβύτερος 
Presbuteros 
Usage: 65

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

παρακαλέω 
Parakaleo 
Usage: 102

him as
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

a father
πατήρ 
Pater 
Usage: 180

and the younger men
νέος νεώτερος 
Neos 
Usage: 11

as
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

References

Context Readings

Instructions About Widows

1 Do not sharply censure or rebuke an older man, but entreat and plead with him as [you would with] a father. Treat younger men like brothers; 2 [Treat] older women like mothers [and] younger women like sisters, in all purity.



Cross References

Leviticus 19:32

You shall rise up before the hoary head and honor the face of the old man and [reverently] fear your God. I am the Lord.

Galatians 6:1

Brethren, if any person is overtaken in misconduct or sin of any sort, you who are spiritual [who are responsive to and controlled by the Spirit] should set him right and restore and reinstate him, without any sense of superiority and with all gentleness, keeping an attentive eye on yourself, lest you should be tempted also.

Titus 2:6

In a similar way, urge the younger men to be self-restrained and to behave prudently [taking life seriously].

1 Peter 5:5-6

Likewise, you who are younger and of lesser rank, be subject to the elders (the ministers and spiritual guides of the church) -- "[giving them due respect and yielding to their counsel]. Clothe (apron) yourselves, all of you, with humility [as the garb of a servant, so that its covering cannot possibly be stripped from you, with freedom from pride and arrogance] toward one another. For God sets Himself against the proud (the insolent, the overbearing, the disdainful, the presumptuous, the boastful) -- "[and He opposes, frustrates, and defeats them], but gives grace (favor, blessing) to the humble.

Deuteronomy 33:9

[Aaron] who said of his father and mother, I do not regard them; nor did he acknowledge his brothers or openly recognize his own children. For the priests observed Your word and kept Your covenant [as to their limitations].

Matthew 18:15-17

If your brother wrongs you, go and show him his fault, between you and him privately. If he listens to you, you have won back your brother.

Matthew 23:8

But you are not to be called rabbi (teacher), for you have one Teacher and you are all brothers.

Acts 14:23

And when they had appointed and ordained elders for them in each church with prayer and fasting, they committed them to the Lord in Whom they had come to believe [being full of joyful trust that He is the Christ, the Messiah].

Acts 15:4

When they arrived in Jerusalem, they were heartily welcomed by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they told them all that God had accomplished through them.

Acts 15:6

The apostles and the elders were assembled together to look into and consider this matter.

Acts 20:17

However, from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and summoned the elders of the church [to come to him there].

Romans 13:7

Render to all men their dues. [Pay] taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue is due, respect to whom respect is due, and honor to whom honor is due.

Galatians 2:11-14

But when Cephas (Peter) came to Antioch, I protested and opposed him to his face [concerning his conduct there], for he was blameable and stood condemned.

1 Timothy 5:17

Let the elders who perform the duties of their office well be considered doubly worthy of honor [and of adequate financial support], especially those who labor faithfully in preaching and teaching.

1 Timothy 5:19-20

Listen to no accusation [presented before a judge] against an elder unless it is confirmed by the testimony of two or three witnesses.

2 Timothy 2:24-25

And the servant of the Lord must not be quarrelsome (fighting and contending). Instead, he must be kindly to everyone and mild-tempered [preserving the bond of peace]; he must be a skilled and suitable teacher, patient and forbearing and willing to suffer wrong.

Titus 1:5-6

For this reason I left you [behind] in Crete, that you might set right what was defective and finish what was left undone, and that you might appoint elders and set them over the churches (assemblies) in every city as I directed you.

Titus 2:2

Urge the older men to be temperate, venerable (serious), sensible, self-controlled, and sound in the faith, in the love, and in the steadfastness and patience [of Christ].

Titus 2:2

Urge the older men to be temperate, venerable (serious), sensible, self-controlled, and sound in the faith, in the love, and in the steadfastness and patience [of Christ].

James 3:17

But the wisdom from above is first of all pure (undefiled); then it is peace-loving, courteous (considerate, gentle). [It is willing to] yield to reason, full of compassion and good fruits; it is wholehearted and straightforward, impartial and unfeigned (free from doubts, wavering, and insincerity).

James 5:14

Is anyone among you sick? He should call in the church elders (the spiritual guides). And they should pray over him, anointing him with oil in the Lord's name.

1 Peter 5:1

I warn and counsel the elders among you (the pastors and spiritual guides of the church) as a fellow elder and as an eyewitness [called to testify] of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a sharer in the glory (the honor and splendor) that is to be revealed (disclosed, unfolded):

2 John 1:1

The elderly elder [of the church addresses this letter] to the elect (chosen) lady (Cyria) and her children, whom I truly love -- "and not only I but also all who are [progressively] learning to recognize and know and understand the Truth -- "

3 John 1:1

The elderly elder [of the church addresses this letter] to the beloved (esteemed) Gaius, whom I truly love.

Revelation 4:4

Twenty-four other thrones surrounded the throne, and seated on these thrones were twenty-four elders ( the members of the heavenly Sanhedrin), arrayed in white clothing, with crowns of gold upon their heads.

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