Responsibilities toward Others

51 Rebuke not an elder, but exhort him as a father; the younger men as brethren:

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Timothy 5:1

Commentary on 1 Timothy 5:1-2

(Read 1 Timothy 5:1-2)

Respect must be paid to the dignity of years and place. The younger, if faulty, must be rebuked, not as desirous to find fault with them, but as willing to make the best of them. There is need of much meekness and care in reproving those who deserve reproof.