Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Do not ordain anyone hastily. Do not participate in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.

New American Standard Bible

Do not lay hands upon anyone too hastily and thereby share responsibility for the sins of others; keep yourself free from sin.

King James Version

Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.

Holman Bible

Don’t be too quick to appoint anyone as an elder, and don’t share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.

A Conservative Version

Lay hands hastily on no man, nor contribute to other sins. Keep thyself pure.

American Standard Version

Lay hands hastily on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.

Amplified

Do not be in a hurry in the laying on of hands [giving the sanction of the church too hastily in reinstating expelled offenders or in ordination in questionable cases], nor share or participate in another man's sins; keep yourself pure.

An Understandable Version

Do not be in a hurry to lay hands on anyone [i.e., to appoint them to office. See 4:14], and do not participate in the sins of other people. [Note: If Timothy failed to carefully determine the qualifications of a prospective elder before appointing him, it would make him partially responsible for any wrongdoing by that elder]. Keep yourself pure [i.e., of involvement in anyone's sins].

Anderson New Testament

Lay hands hastily on no man, nor be partaker of other men's sins: keep yourself pure.

Bible in Basic English

Do not put hands on any man without thought, and have no part in other men's sins: keep yourself clean.

Common New Testament

Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others; keep yourself pure.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Don't be hasty to ordain any man: and be not accessory to the faults of others: preserve your own integrity.

Darby Translation

Lay hands quickly on no man, nor partake in others' sins. Keep thyself pure.

Godbey New Testament

Lay hands quickly on no one, and be not partaker of other men's sins.

Goodspeed New Testament

Never ordain anyone hastily; do not make yourself responsible for the sins of others; keep your life pure.

John Wesley New Testament

Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither partake of other mens sins; keep thyself pure.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Lay hands suddenly on no one, neither be partaker of the sins of others; keep thyself pure.

Julia Smith Translation

Put hands swiftly upon none, nor participate in others' sins: keep thyself pure.

King James 2000

Lay hands hastily on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep yourself pure.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Lay hands on no one hastily, and do not participate in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.

Modern King James verseion

Do not lay hands quickly on anyone, neither be partaker of the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: Keep thyself pure.

Moffatt New Testament

Never be in a hurry to ordain a presbyter; do not make yourself responsible for the sins of another man ??keep your own life pure.

Montgomery New Testament

Never ordain any one hastily, nor take part in the wrong-doing of others. Keep yourself pure.

NET Bible

Do not lay hands on anyone hastily and so identify with the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.

New Heart English Bible

Lay hands hastily on no one, neither be a participant in other men's sins. Keep yourself pure.

Noyes New Testament

Lay hands hastily on no one, neither share in other mens sins. Keep thyself pure.

Sawyer New Testament

Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither partake of others' sins. Keep yourself pure.

The Emphasized Bible

Hands, suddenly, upon no one, lay, neither have fellowship with sins of strangers: thyself, keep, chaste: -

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Lay hands hastily on no man, nor share another's sins: keep thyself pure;

Twentieth Century New Testament

Never ordain any one hastily, and take no part in the wrong-doing of others. Keep your life pure.

Webster

Impose hands hastily on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure.

Weymouth New Testament

Do not ordain any one hastily; and do not be a partaker in the sins of others; keep *yourself* pure.

Williams New Testament

Make it a rule not to ordain anyone in haste, and not to be responsible for the sins of others; keep yourself pure.

World English Bible

Lay hands hastily on no one, neither be a participant in other men's sins. Keep yourself pure.

Worrell New Testament

Lay hands hastily on no one, neither be partaker of other men's sins. Keep yourself pure.

Worsley New Testament

Lay hands on no man precipitately, and be not hereby a partaker in the sins of others. Keep thyself pure.

Youngs Literal Translation

Be laying hands quickly on no one, nor be having fellowship with sins of others; be keeping thyself pure;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Lay
ἐπιτίθημι 
Epitithemi 
lay on, lay, put, lay upon, put on, put upon, set, not tr,
Usage: 34

χείρ 
Cheir 
hand, not tr
Usage: 149

ταχέως 
Tacheos 
Usage: 8

on
ἐπιτίθημι 
Epitithemi 
lay on, lay, put, lay upon, put on, put upon, set, not tr,
Usage: 34

no man
μηδείς μηδεμία μηδέν 
medeis 
no man, nothing, no, none, not, anything,
Usage: 79

μηδέ 
mede 
neither, nor, not, nor yet, not once, no not, not so much as
Usage: 31

be partaker of
κοινωνέω 
Koinoneo 
Usage: 8

ἀλλότριος 
Allotrios 
Usage: 10

ἁμαρτία 
Hamartia 
Usage: 143

τηρέω 
Tereo 
Usage: 49

σεαυτοῦ σεαυτῷ σεαυτόν σαυτοῦ σαυτῷ σα
Seautou 
Usage: 31

Context Readings

Honoring Worthy Elders And Dealing With Sinners

21 With God as my witness, as well as the Messiah Jesus and the chosen angels, I solemnly call on you to carry out these instructions without prejudice, doing nothing on the basis of partiality. 22 Do not ordain anyone hastily. Do not participate in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure. 23 Stop drinking only water, but use a little wine for your stomach because of your frequent illnesses.


Cross References

Ephesians 5:11

and have nothing to do with the unfruitful actions that darkness produces. Instead, expose them for what they are.

1 Timothy 3:10

But they must first be tested. Then, if they prove to be blameless, they may become ministers.

Acts 6:6

They had these men stand before the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.

1 Timothy 3:6

He must not be a recent convert, so that he won't become arrogant and fall into the Devil's condemnation.

1 Timothy 4:14

Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you through prophecy when the elders laid their hands on you.

2 John 1:11

because the one who welcomes him shares in his evil deeds.

Joshua 9:14

So the leaders of Israel sampled their provisions, but did not ask the LORD about it.

Acts 13:3

Then they fasted and prayed, laid their hands on them, and let them go.

Acts 18:6

But when they began to oppose him and insult him, he shook out his clothes in protest and told them, "Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent. From now on I will go to the gentiles."

Acts 20:26

I therefore declare to you today that I'm not responsible for the blood of any of you,

1 Timothy 4:12

Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but be an example for other believers in your speech, behavior, love, faithfulness, and purity.

2 Timothy 1:6

For this reason, I am reminding you to fan into flames the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of my hands.

2 Timothy 2:2

What you have heard from me through many witnesses entrust to faithful people who will be able to teach others as well.

Titus 1:5-9

The reason I left you in Crete was to complete what still needed to be done and to appoint elders in every city, as I myself commanded you.

Hebrews 6:2

instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.

Revelation 18:4

Then I heard another voice from heaven saying, "Come out of her, my people, so that you don't participate in her sins and also suffer from her diseases.

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