The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible Ver. 1. Rebuke not an elder…
By whom is meant, not an elder
1 Timothy 5:2
The elder women as mothers…
When they offend in any
point, they are to be reasoned, and argued, and pleaded with, as
children should with their mothers; see (Hosea 2:2) and are to be
considered as mothers in Israel, and to be treated with great
tenderness and respect.
The younger as sisters;
using the freedom as a brother may with a
sister; and considering them as sisters in Christ, and in a way
becoming the relation, tell them their faults freely and privately,
with all purity:
in such manner as to preserve chastity in looks, in
words, and actions.