KJV 1 Timothy 5:1-2 ¶ 1 Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren; 2 The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.
NAB 1 Timothy 5:1-2 ¶ 1 Do not rebuke an older man, but appeal to him as a father. Treat younger men as brothers, 2 older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters with complete purity.
NIV 1 Timothy 5:1-2 ¶ 1 Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, 2 older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.
NLT 1 Timothy 5:1-2 ¶ 1 Never speak harshly to an older man, but appeal to him respectfully as you would to your own father. Talk to younger men as you would to your own brothers. 2 Treat older women as you would your mother, and treat younger women with all purity as you would your own sisters.
It is obvious from these text that Paul is instructing Timothy about how the Church is of be ordered or structure as a FAMILY with those who fill the roles of fathers and mothers, brohters and sisters. The CHURCH is a FAMILY with fathers IN the church and mothers IN the church.
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