elders (presbuteros | Strong's # G4245)

  • Definition: "a person of responsibility and authority in matters of socio-religious concerns, both in Jewish and Christian societies -- ‘elder.’" [ref] // "in the Christian churches those who, being raised up and qualified by the work of the Holy Spirit, were appointed to have the spiritual care of, and to exercise oversight over, the churches" [ref] // "The elders of Christian churches, presbyters, to whom was committed the direction and government of individual churches" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "overseer, bishop"; "shepherd, pastor"; "teacher" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "a youth"; "a young man" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles:
    • an elder 1x: 1 Timothy 5:19
    • elders 2x: 1 Timothy 5:17; Titus 1:5
    • an older man 1x: 1 Timothy 5:1
    • the older women 1x: 1 Timothy 5:2

honor (timē | Strong's # G5092)

  • Definition: "compensation given for special service, with the implication that this is a way by which honor or respect may be shown -- ‘compensation, pay, honorarium.’" [ref] // "primarily 'a valuing'" [ref] // "Honor, respect, reverence, esteem" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "glory, honor"; "that in which one glories, reason for boasting"; "renown"; "fame"; "respect" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "indignity, dishonor"; "impiety"; "shame, disgrace"; "indecency, shame" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles:
    • (be) honor 2x: 1 Timothy 1:17; 6:16
    • honor 4x: 1 Timothy 5:17; 6:1; 2 Timothy 2:20, 21

Scripture (graphē | Strong's # G1124)

  • Definition: "a particular passage of the OT -- ‘Scripture, Scripture passage.’" [ref] // "primarily denotes 'a drawing, painting'; then 'a writing'" [ref] // "to write. Used in the pl. in the NT for the Holy Scriptures, or in the sing. (30 times) for a part of it" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles: Scripture 2x: 1 Timothy 5:18; 2 Timothy 3:16

an accusation (katēgoria | Strong's # G2724)

  • Definition: "the content of the accusation or charge made against someone -- ‘accusation, charge.’" [ref] // "Accusation, incrimination of a person. With the gen. (Titus 1:6), it does not refer to judicial punishment, but public condemnation." [ref]
  • Synonyms: "cause, accusation"; "a complaint or accusation"; "fault"; "cause or reason"; "accusation"; "fault, defect"; "trespass" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "praise"; "approbation, commendation"; "a pronounced blessing"; "declaration of blessedness" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles:
    • an accusation 1x: 1 Timothy 5:19
    • accused 1x: Titus 1:6

continue in sin (hamartanō | Strong's # G264)

  • Definition: "to act contrary to the will and law of God -- ‘to sin, to engage in wrongdoing, sin.’" [ref] // "lit., 'to miss the mark,' is used in the NT (a) of 'sinning' against God ... (b) against Christ ... (c) against man ... (d) against Jewish law ... (e) against one’s own body, by fornication ... (f) against earthly masters by servants" [ref] // "To sin, to miss a mark on the way, not to hit the mark. One who keeps missing the mark in his relationship to God is sinner." [ref]
  • Synonyms: "to stumble, offend"; "to do wrong"; "to offend, be a stumblingblock to someone, trip someone"; "to miss the goal"; "to transgress"; "to fall"; "to fall away"; "to go contrary to law"; "to fall by the side"; "to go astray" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "to walk uprightly"; "to follow" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles:
    • continue in sin 2x: 1 Timothy 5:20
    • is sinning 1x: Titus 3:11

rebuke (elegchō | Strong's # G1651)

  • Definition: "to state that someone has done wrong, with the implication that there is adequate proof of such wrongdoing -- ‘to rebuke, to reproach, rebuke, reproach.’" [ref] // "In the NT, to convict, to prove one in the wrong and thus to shame him" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "to repudiate"; "to adjudge"; "to speak evil of"; "to condemn"; "to slander"; "to accuse"; "to judge"; "to find fault" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "to approve"; "to approve"; "to permit"; "to bless" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles:
    • rebuke 1x: 1 Timothy 5:20
    • reprove 3x: 2 Timothy 4:2; Titus 1:13; 2:15
    • to refute 1x: Titus 1:9

fearful (of sinning) (phobos | Strong's # G5401)

  • Definition: "a state of severe distress, aroused by intense concern for impending pain, danger, evil, etc., or possibly by the illusion of such circumstances -- ‘fear.’" [ref] // "first had the meaning of 'flight,' that which is caused by being scared; then, 'that which may cause flight'" [ref] // "Fear, terror, reverence, respect, honor" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "timidity, fear"; "fear, reverence, piety"; "trembling" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "boldness, courage" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles: fearful (of sinning) 1x: 1 Timothy 5:20

I solemnly charge (diamarturomai | Strong's # G1263)

  • Definition: "to be emphatic in stating an opinion or desire -- ‘to insist.’" [ref] // "primarily it signifies to testify through and through, bear a solemn witness; hence, 'to charge earnestly'" [ref] // "To bear witness, testify earnestly or repeatedly, or to charge as it were before witnesses, to affirm" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "to admonish, literally to draw asunder"; "to charge strictly"; "to accuse"; "to command, give charge"; "to rebuke"; "to command, give charge"; "to question so as to make sure" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "to give assurance"; "to persuade"; "to applaud, commend"; "to speak well of, bless" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles:
    • solemnly charge (them) 1x: 2 Timothy 2:14
    • I solemnly charge 2x: 1 Timothy 5:21; 2 Timothy 4:1

bias (prokrima | Strong's # G4299)

  • Definition: "to make a decision based upon unjustified preference, with the implication of prejudging -- ‘to show partiality, to decide unfairly, to judge prejudicially, partiality, prejudice.’" [ref] // "denotes 'prejudging' (1 Tim. 5:21), 'prejudice' (marg., 'preference'), preferring one person, another being put aside, by unfavorable judgment due to partiality." [ref] // "With reference to place and time, to decide beforehand, prefer before, another being put aside (1 Timothy 5:21). Prokrima includes an unfavorable prejudgment against one, partiality being included in the attitude of this prejudgment." [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles: bias 1x: 1 Timothy 5:21

a (spirit of) partiality (prosklisis | Strong's # G4346)

  • Definition: "a decided and unjustified preference for something or someone -- ‘prejudice, partiality.’" [ref] // "denotes 'inclination' (pros, 'towards,' klino, 'to lean')" [ref] // "Inclination towards, a leaning against" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles: a (spirit of) partiality 112x: 1 Timothy 5:21

free from sin (hagnos | Strong's # G53)

  • Definition: "pertaining to being without moral defect or blemish and hence pure -- ‘pure, without defect.’" [ref] // "signifies 'pure from every fault, immaculate'" [ref] // "Freedom from defilements or impurities" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "true"; "genuine"; "unadulterated"; "clean"; "undefiled"; "unspotted"; "single, clear"; "sincere"; "harmless, innocent"; "without deceit" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "deceitful"; "dirty"; "wicked, vile"; "profane, wicked"; "evil"; "bad"; "false, feigned" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles:
    • free from sin 1x: 1 Timothy 5:22
    • pure 1x: Titus 2:5

ailments (astheneia | Strong's # G769)

  • Definition: "the state of being ill and thus incapacitated in some manner -- ‘illness, disability, weakness.’" [ref] // "lit., 'want of strength' (a, negative, sthenos, 'strength'), 'weakness,' indicating inability to produce results" [ref] // "Weakness, sickness" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "infirm, without robustness"; "weakness, softness"; "disease, malady" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "strength"; "inherent ability, might, strength"; "a means of healing"; "the process of healing"; "healing, health"; "healing, with the meaning of service" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles: ailments 1x: 1 Timothy 5:23

judgment (krisis | Strong's # G2920)

  • Definition: "to judge a person to be guilty and liable to punishment -- ‘to judge as guilty, to condemn, condemnation.’" [ref] // "denotes 'the process of investigation, the act of distinguishing and separating'; hence 'a judging, a passing of judgment upon a person or thing'" [ref] // "Separation, figuratively division, dissension, decision, crisis, turn of affairs, judgment" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "with the meaning of accusation: cause, charge; a fault; an accusation, complaint; an accusation made in public before a tribunal; a day when reference is made to the judgment that will occur. With the meaning of opinion expressed: thought, expression of one's judgment, mind; discernment, judgment as through the senses" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "acquittal, justification"; "release"; "redemption, deliverance"; "freedom"; "a passing by of death or sin" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles: judgment 1x: 1 Timothy 5:24

follow after (epakoloutheō | Strong's # G1872)

  • Definition: "to happen in conjunction with some other happening -- ‘to happen along with, to happen at the same time, to accompany.’" [ref] // "to follow after, close upon" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "to pursue without hostility"; "to follow after with hostility"; "next"; "to be after"; "to run after in a hostile manner" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "to forsake"; "to let go"; "to decline, shun" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles:
    • follow after 1x: 1 Timothy 5:24
    • (she has) devoted (herself) to 1x: 1 Timothy 5:10

quite evident (prodēlos | Strong's # G4271)

  • Definition: "pertaining to being easily seen and known by the public -- ‘very easily known, very clear, very obvious.’" [ref] // "Manifest openly. In the NT used emphatically meaning manifest before all, well-known, conspicuous (1 Timothy 5:24-25; Hebrews 7:14)." [ref]
  • Synonyms: "visible, evident"; "openly apparent" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "unseen, hidden, not manifest"; "secret, hidden"; "hidden, kept secret" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles: quite evident 2x: 1 Timothy 5:24, 25

be concealed (kruptō | Strong's # G2928)

  • Definition: "to cause something to be invisible (in the sense of being hidden), but for the purpose of safekeeping and protection -- ‘to hide, to make invisible, to make hidden and safe.’" [ref] // "to cover, conceal, keep secret" [ref] // "To hide, conceal" [ref]
  • Synonyms: "to cover in order to hide"; "to cover with a veil"; "to escape notice, be hidden from"; "to keep silent, and therefore, secret" [ref]
  • Antonyms: "to uncover, unveil"; "to reveal through some divine intervention"; "to make visible, manifest"; "to shine, appear"; "to cause light to fall upon"; "to appear suddenly"; "to bring out into visibility from a hidden state, manifest"; "to show, exhibit"; "to lift up and show"; "to show forth, to prove"; "to display, exhibit, point out, demonstrate"; "to show secretly, make known"; "to disclose, reveal before a court, tell"; "to declare, bring out the meaning, give an exegesis"; "to make clear"; "to foretell"; "to tell out, proclaim abroad"; "to declare"; "to proclaim, show forth"; "to recount"; "to bring glad tidings"; "to state"; "to tell"; "to declare"; "to make plain"; "to declare, announce thoroughly" [ref]
  • Pastoral Epistles: be concealed 1x: 1 Timothy 5:25