Lay hands suddenly on none

Lay hands suddenly on none
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“Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men’s sins: keep thyself pure.”
1 Timothy 5:22 (KJV)

“Do not lay hands upon anyone too hastily and thereby SHARE RESPONSIBILITY for the SINS of OTHERS; keep yourself free from sin.”
– 1 Timothy 5:22 (NASB

Is the NASB a reasonable representation of the verse?

11 Comments

  • Reply January 3, 2019

    Guest;

    What does the laying on of hands here mean? I believe they are saying the same thing based on my studies, however the NASB may be easier to understand for some.

  • Reply January 3, 2019

    Guest;

    suddenly? can you do it gently and slowly then?

  • Reply January 3, 2019

    Guest;

    …no for the wicked.

  • Reply January 3, 2019

    Guest;

    I wonder if the watch word here is caution? To everything there is a season, a time, and a purpose under heaven…?

  • Reply January 3, 2019

    Guest;

    I like The Passion Translation (TPT) version: ” Don’t be hasty to ordain them with the laying on of hands, or you may end up sharing in their guilt should they fall. Keep yourself pure and holy with your standards high.”

  • Reply January 3, 2019

    Guest;

    The people of God needed as much wisdom then as we do now. Curious if you think we do otherwise today?

  • Reply January 3, 2019

    Guest;

    Thank you. I’ve always thought of this verse the way it reads in (NAS) and in context of ordination.
    “..doctrine..of laying on of hands” Hebrews 6:2 (in part)
    The reason I asked is today a brother in Christ asked for prayer, saying he sick. I put my hand on his shoulder to pray. He quoted the first part of 1 5:22 “lay hands suddenly on no man” im sure it was a simple misunderstanding. But I got to thinking about. Anyways that’s reason. Thank you for the feedback.

  • Reply January 3, 2019

    Guest;

    I would say that in context this is talking about ordination or installation of an office. If you ordain someone without examining the fruit you may become associated with their sin (or give the appearance of condoning it).

  • Reply January 3, 2019

    Guest;

    In my name you will cast out demons, speak in a new tongue, LAY HANDS ON THE SICK?Jesus didn’t say at what speed whether hastily or slowly) but he said” lay hands”

  • RichardAnna Boyce
    Reply August 11, 2019

    RichardAnna Boyce

    1 Timothy 5:22 In that day they laid hands on men appointed to the office of elder. Whoever laid hands on an unworthy man bore responsibility for the future ministry, good or bad, of that man!

    Christianity is like multi-level marketing, except not only for good. If people we disciple do well, this benefits us now and in the life to come. If they do badly, this hurts us now and at the
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    Here more than discipleship is in view. This is appointment to ministry. This would be like elders who add a member to their group, or churches that hire pastors.

    Paul concludes v 22 with an abrupt and seemingly out of place exhortation: keep yourself pure. The connection seems to be that Timothy is to take great care to appoint the right kind of men to the role of elders. In other words, he is to appoint only pure men. And it is vitally important that he himself remain pure in this ministry, as in all aspects of ministry. Only pure men can make the wise decisions necessary to appoint pure men.

    • Troy Day
      Reply August 11, 2019

      Troy Day

      careful who you empower Charles Page

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