In 1 Timothy 5:9 (KJV) it states:

Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, having been the wife of one man."

What does the age of a widow have to do with her desire or capability for serving God?


Based on the context of the passage, especially verses 4, 8 and 11 of the chapter, Paul is referring to placing widows on a list to be supported by the church. In other words, these elderly widows were without family to care and provide for them.

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