How old is “young” in I Timothy 4:12?


Hello brother,

May I know who can be considered as young in the church based on I Timothy 4?

Thank you.


"Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe" (I Timothy 4:12).

The Greek word neotetos simply means the early years of a person's life. It can be applied to someone, even up to thirty -- especially if he isn't married.

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