6 But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.

Other Translations of 1 Timothy 5:6

New International Version

6 But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives.

English Standard Version

6 but she who is self-indulgent is dead even while she lives.

The Message

6 But a widow who exploits people's emotions and pocketbooks - well, there's nothing to her.

New King James Version

6 But she who lives in pleasure is dead while she lives.

New Living Translation

6 But the widow who lives only for pleasure is spiritually dead even while she lives.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Timothy 5:6

Commentary on 1 Timothy 5:3-8

(Read 1 Timothy 5:3-8)

Honour widows that are widows indeed, relieve them, and maintain them. It is the duty of children, if their parents are in need, and they are able to relieve them, to do it to the utmost of their power. Widowhood is a desolate state; but let widows trust in the Lord, and continue in prayer. All who live in pleasure, are dead while they live, spiritually dead, dead in trespasses and sins. Alas, what numbers there are of this description among nominal Christians, even to the latest period of life! If any men or women do not maintain their poor relations, they in effect deny the faith. If they spend upon their lusts and pleasures, what should maintain their families, they have denied the faith, and are worse than infidels. If professors of the gospel give way to any corrupt principle or conduct, they are worse than those who do not profess to believe the doctrines of grace.