Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

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,

Amplified

Do not sharply reprimand an older man, but appeal to him as [you would to] a father, to younger men as brothers,

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;

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 Rebuke not an elder, but exhort him as a father; the younger men as brethren: 2 the elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, in all purity.



Cross References

Leviticus 19:32

Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honor the face of the old man, and thou shalt fear thy God: I am Jehovah.

Galatians 6:1

Brethren, even if a man be overtaken in any trespass, ye who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; looking to thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

Titus 2:6

the younger men likewise exhort to be sober-minded:

1 Peter 5:5-6

Likewise, ye younger, be subject unto the elder. Yea, all of you gird yourselves with humility, to serve one another: for God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble.

Deuteronomy 33:9

Who said of his father, and of his mother, I have not seen him; Neither did he acknowledge his brethren, Nor knew he his own children: For they have observed thy word, And keep thy covenant.

Matthew 18:15-17

And if thy brother sin against thee, go, show him his fault between thee and him alone: if he hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

Matthew 23:8

But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your teacher, and all ye are brethren.

Acts 14:23

And when they had appointed for them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they had believed.

Acts 15:4

And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the church and the apostles and the elders, and they rehearsed all things that God had done with them.

Acts 15:6

And the apostles and the elders were gathered together to consider of this matter.

Acts 20:17

And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called to him the elders of the church.

Romans 13:7

Render to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due ; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.

Galatians 2:11-14

But when Cephas came to Antioch, I resisted him to the face, because he stood condemned.

1 Timothy 5:17

Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and in teaching.

1 Timothy 5:19-20

Against an elder receive not an accusation, except at the mouth of two or three witnesses.

2 Timothy 2:24-25

And the Lord's servant must not strive, but be gentle towards all, apt to teach, forbearing,

Titus 1:5-6

For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that were wanting, and appoint elders in every city, as I gave thee charge;

Titus 2:2

that aged men be temperate, grave, sober-minded, sound in faith, in love, in patience:

Titus 2:2

that aged men be temperate, grave, sober-minded, sound in faith, in love, in patience:

James 3:17

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without variance, without hypocrisy.

James 5:14

Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:

1 Peter 5:1

The elders among you I exhort, who am a fellow-elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, who am also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed:

2 John 1:1

The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth; and not I only, but also all they that know the truth;

3 John 1:1

The elder unto Gaius the beloved, whom I love in truth.

Revelation 4:4

And round about the throne were four and twenty thrones: and upon the thrones I saw four and twenty elders sitting, arrayed in white garments; and on their heads crowns of gold.

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