1.      I Timothy 5:1Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger as brethren;”

“rebuke” =  epitimao to strike upon set a weight upon, chide

“intreat” = parakaleo to call for, come along side of

            “father” =  pater = respect as a father

  1. I Timothy 5:19Against an elder receive not an accusation, but

before two or three witnesses.

“against” = kata against

“receive not” = paradechomai to receive beside

            “an accusation” = kategoria a speaking down

Note: As an accusation before a tribunal


  1. I Timothy 5:20Them (elders) that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.”

“that sin”=  hamartano err, miss the mark, (continue to present active participle)

“rebuke before all” = elegcho to convince, convict before all

“fear” = phobon to have fear


  1. I Timothy 5:21I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.”

“observe” = phlasso krrp, to guard, keep watch

“without preferring” = prokrima preference, prejudice

“partiality” = prosklino to incline towards one, a bearing toward


  1. Matthew 18:17 “Take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.”

“established” = histemi to cause to stand


  1. John 8:17 “It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.”

“true” = alethes genuine, honest, sincere, stands the test of light


  1. II Corinthians 13:1 “In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.”

“established” = histemi to cause to stand


  1. Deuteronomy l7:6At the mouth of two, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death.”


  1. Deuteronomy 19:15One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.”


  1. Deuteronomy 19:16If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against him that which is wrong; then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before the Lord, before the priests and judges, which shall be in those days; and the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness be a false witness, and hath testified falsely against his brother; then shall ye do unto him, as he had thought to have done unto his brother; so shalt thou put the evil away from among you.  And those that remain shall hear, and fear, and shall henceforth commit no more any such evil among you.  And thine eye shall not pity; but life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.”



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