sharply rebuke (epiplēssō | Strong's # G1969)

  • Definition: "to express strong disapproval as a type of punishment -- ‘to rebuke, to reproach, to denounce.’" [ref] // "implies a 'rebuke' which carries conviction" [ref] // "To strike or give blows upon, to beat. In the NT, used only metaphorically, followed by the dat., meaning to chide, rebuke (1 Timothy 5:1)." [ref]
  • Synonyms: "to rebuke"; "to convict" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "to speak in praise of" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles: sharply rebuke 1x: 1 Timothy 5:1

appeal to (parakaleō | Strong's # G3870)

  • Definition: "to ask for something earnestly and with propriety -- ‘to ask for (earnestly), to request, to plead for, to appeal to, earnest request, appeal.’" [ref] // "lit. denotes 'to call to one’s side,' hence, 'to call to one’s aid.' It is used for every kind of calling to a person which is meant to produce a particular effect, hence, with various meanings, such as 'comfort, exhort, desire, call for,' in addition to its significance 'to beseech'" [ref] // "To aid, help, comfort, encourage. Translated: to comfort, exhort, desire, call for, beseech" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "to console, comfort"; "to admonish" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles:
    • appeal to 1x: 1 Timothy 5:1
    • exhort 2x: 2 Timothy 4:2; Titus 2:15
    • I urged 1x: 1 Timothy 1:3;
    • I urge 1x: 1 Timothy 2:1
    • preach 1x: 1 Timothy 6:2
    • to exhort 1x: Titus 1:9
    • urge 1x: Titus 2:6

honor (timaō | Strong's # G5091)

  • Definition: "to provide aid or financial assistance, with the implication that this is an appropriate means of showing respect -- ‘to give assistance to, to provide for the needs of as a sign of respect, to support and honor.’" [ref] // "To esteem, honor, reverence; To prize, to fix a value or price upon something" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "to lead, to esteem"; "to glorify, honor" [ref]
  • Antonyms: " to despise, treat contemptuously"; "to dishonor"; "to care little for, regard lightly"; "to reckon or count as nothing, be made of no account"; "to reject as disapproved" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles: honor 1x: 1 Timothy 5:3

to practice piety in regard to (eusebeō | Strong's # G2151)

  • Definition: "to fulfill one’s socio-religious obligations -- ‘to fulfill one’s duties, to complete one’s religious duty.’" [ref] // "'to reverence, to show piety' towards any to whom dutiful regard is due" [ref] // "To be reverent, pious" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "to make obeisance, do reverence to"; "to honor religiously"; "to serve religiously, worship" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "to be impious, disrespectful" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles: to practice piety in regard to 1x: 1 Timothy 5:4

gives herself to wanton pleasure (spatalaō | Strong's # G4684)

  • Definition: "to indulge oneself excessively in satisfying one’s own appetites and desires -- ‘to live indulgently.’" [ref] // "to live riotously" [ref] // "To live in luxury or pleasure, be self-indulgent" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "to live luxuriously, sensuously"; "to live in pleasure, self-indulgence" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "to abstain, manage"; "to be of sound mind" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles: gives herself to wanton pleasure 1x: 1 Timothy 5:6

idle ... idle (argos | Strong's # G692)

  • Definition: "pertaining to habitually refusing to work -- ‘lazy, good-for-nothing.’" [ref] // "denoting 'idle, barren, yielding no return, because of inactivity'" [ref] // "" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "slow"; "indolent, slothful" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "swift" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles:
    • idle 2x: 1 Timothy 5:13
    • lazy 1x: Titus 1:12

gossips (phluaros | Strong's # G5297)
  • Definition: "pertaining to talking nonsense -- ‘one who talks nonsense, gossipy.’" [ref] // "A tattler, an idle or trifling talker, one who boils over with impertinent talk" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "a vain, idle talker, wrangler" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "sober-minded, self-controlled" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles: gossips 1x: 1 Timothy 5:13

busybodies (periergos | Strong's # G4021)

  • Definition: "pertaining to meddling in someone else’s business -- ‘(being a) busybody, meddling.’" [ref] // "lit., 'a work about' (peri, 'about,' ergon, 'a work'), hence, 'busy about trifles'" [ref] // "Used of people who scurry about fussing over, and meddling in, other peoples' affairs being overwrought with unnecessary care (1 Timothy 5:13). It was also a standard term for black arts or magic (Acts 19:19). It pointed to the lengthy and various rituals involved in incantation ceremonies and the fastidiousness with which they were performed." [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles: busybodies 1x: 1 Timothy 5:13

keep house (oikodespoteō | Strong's # G3616)

  • Definition: "to command and give leadership to a household -- ‘to direct a household, to manage a home.’" [ref] // "To govern or manage a household or the domestic affairs of a family" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "to lead, but not with the emphasis of despotic lordship"; "to be the head of"; "to stand before, preside over, meaning to lead"; "to arbitrate, to decide as an umpire for the sake of awarding a prize" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "to minister"; "to serve as a slave"; "to labor but also to worship, implying that there is labor in worship and worship in labor"; "to serve as an under-rower, i.e., in a subservient capacity" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles: keep house 1x: 1 Timothy 5:14

reproach (loidoria | Strong's # G3059)

  • Definition: "to speak in a highly insulting manner -- ‘to slander, to insult strongly, slander, insult.’" [ref] // "abuse, railing, reviling" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "blasphemy, evil speaking"; "a reproach, defamation"; "a reproach, disgrace"; "a dishonor"; "derision, mocking"; "blame, blemish"; "insult, hurt"; "insolence" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "praise" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles: reproach 1x: 1 Timothy 5:14

she must assist ... it may assist (eparkeō | Strong's # G1884)

  • Definition: "to provide continuous and possibly prolonged assistance and help by supplying the needs of someone -- ‘to provide for, to support.’" [ref] // "signifies 'to be strong enough for,' and so either 'to ward off,' or 'to aid, to relieve'" [ref] // "To hold up or in, to hold back from going further, restrain, ward off. In the NT by implication, to aid or relieve, with the dat. (1 Timothy 5:10, 16)" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "a loosening, relaxation, breathing space"; "to make sufficient" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "to lack"; "to be insufficient, fail"; "to be left under" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles:
    • it may assist 1x: 1 Timothy 5:16
    • she has assisted 1x: 1 Timothy 5:10
    • she must assist 1x: 1 Timothy 5:1