Parallel Verses

Montgomery New Testament

Never ordain any one hastily, nor take part in the wrong-doing 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.

International Standard Version

Do not ordain anyone hastily. Do not participate 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 hurry to lay hands on anyone [ordaining and approving someone for ministry or an office in the church, or in reinstating expelled offenders], and thereby share in the sins of others; keep yourself free from sin.

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.

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.

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 I charge you solemnly in the presence of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ and of the elect angels, that you observe these things without prejudice against any man, and do nothing out of partiality. 22 Never ordain any one hastily, nor take part in the wrong-doing of others. Keep yourself pure. 23 Do not continue to drink nothing but water, but take a little wine for your stomach's sake, and your frequent attacks of illness.


Cross References

Ephesians 5:11

and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of the darkness, but rather expose them.

1 Timothy 3:10

They should first be tested, and after that, if they are found irreproachable, let them serve as deacons.

Acts 6:6

These men they presented to the apostles who, when they had prayed, laid their hands upon them.

1 Timothy 3:6

He must not be a recent convert, lest he be blinded with pride, and incur the doom of the devil.

1 Timothy 4:14

Never neglect the gift within you, which was given in fulfilment of prophecy at the time of the laying on of hands by the elders.

2 John 1:11

For the man who greets him shares in his wicked work.

2 John 1:11

For the man who greets him shares in his wicked work.

Acts 13:3

So after fasting and praying, they laid their hands on them, and let them go.

Acts 18:6

But as they opposed him and abused him, he shook out his garments in protest, and said: "Your blood be upon your own hands. I am clean. From now on I will go to the Gentiles."

Acts 20:26

So I testify to you this day that I am clear from the blood of all men;

1 Timothy 4:12

Let no one despise you on account of your youth, but become an example for the faithful in word, in life, in love, in faith, in purity.

2 Timothy 1:6

For this reason let me remind you to keep ever blazing that gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

2 Timothy 2:2

The teachings which you have heard from me, attested by many witnesses, deliver into the keeping of faithful men, who in their turn will be able to teach others also.

Titus 1:5-9

I left you in Crete for this reason, that you might set right the things left unfinished, and appoint presbyters in every city as I had instructed you;

Hebrews 6:2

of faith in God, of the teaching regarding ablutions and the laying on of hands, of the resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

Revelation 18:4

And behold I heard another voice from heaven saying. "Come out of her, that you have no fellowship with her sins, And that you receive not her plagues.

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