1 timothy 4:12 (nasb) picture courtesy of john heseltine & pam masco.
1 timothy 412.
11 these things command and teach.
You might see others being treated unfairly and wonder why is this happening.
But he might be older, and yet be so called.
Let no man despise thy youth.
Let no one despise or think less of you.
Saul is said to be a young man, when he held the clothes of them that stoned stephen, when he must be at least thirty years of age, some say thirty five;
The verse is widely used to oppose ordination of women as clergy, and to oppose certain other positions of ministry and leadership for women.
1 timothy 4:12 let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.
Medeis sou tes neotetos kataphroneito, alla tupos ginou ton piston en logo, en anastrophe, en agape, en pistei, en agneia.
Titus 2:15).the construction of the sentence is manifestly that adopted in the a.v.
In word — in prudent and edifying discourse,.
What does 1 timothy 4:12 mean?
“let no one despise you for your youth, but set an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.”.
Manner of fife for conversation, a.v.;
In particular, be thou an example of the believers — a pattern worthy of their imitation;
Some think he was about three and twenty years of age;
Let no man despise thy youth — that is, let no one have reason to despise it, but conduct thyself with such gravity, wisdom, and steadiness, as, instead of exposing thee to contempt, will rather gain thee respect and reverence.
The greek term for “youth” is neotes.