Jan
2013

The Greek word anepileptos

Found only in the book of First Timothy (1 Tim. 3:2; 5:7; 6:141 Tim. 3:2; 5:7; 6:14
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2 The bishop therefore must be without reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, orderly, given to hospitality, apt to teach; 7 These things also command, that they may be without reproach. 14 that thou keep the commandment, without spot, without reproach, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

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), the Greek adjective “anepileptos” meant “blameless” or “above reproach.”

Those who serve as “elders” or “bishops” (the function of these men is described in 1 Tim. 3:51 Tim. 3:5
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) are to be “blameless” (without glaring faults). Paul associated this term with some widows in 1 Tim. 5:71 Tim. 5:7
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7 These things also command, that they may be without reproach.

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and then applied it to Timothy’s life in 1 Tim. 6:141 Tim. 6:14
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14 that thou keep the commandment, without spot, without reproach, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

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