1 Timothy 5:22

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers

King James Version

Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men’s sins: keep thyself pure.
New King James Version

Do not lay hands on anyone hastily, nor share in other people’s sins; keep yourself pure.
New American Standard Bible

Do not lay hands upon anyone too hastily and thus share responsibility for the sins of others; keep yourself free from sin.
New International Version

Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.
The Amplified Bible

Do not be in a hurry in the laying on of hands [giving the sanction of the ekklesia too hastily in reinstating expelled offenders or in ordination in questionable cases], nor share or participate in another man’s sins; keep yourself pure.
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

Be laying hands hastily on not even one [elder, that is, do not reinstate a sinning elder hastily], neither be a partner in others’ sins. Exercise a watchful care over yourself with respect to your present purity.
Phillips’ Modern English

Never be in a hurry to ordain a man by laying your hands upon him, or you may be making yourself responsible for the sins of others. Be careful that your own life is pure.
Williams’ Language of the People

Make it a rule not to ordain anyone in haste, and not to be responsible for the sins of others; keep yourselves pure.
1 Tim. 5:21 π 1 Tim. 5:23
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  2. Ordination - Neil Girrard Ordination, the raising up of new leaders, is a highly vaunted practice in the “church.” But is it Scriptural? What do the Scriptures really say about “ordaining someone to the ministry”?
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