1 Timothy 5:11

But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to grow wanton against Christ, they will marry;
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Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
When the apostle says elsewhere, “I desire that the younger widows marry, bear children, rule their households,” he recommends the good of marriage with wisdom and apostolic authority. He does not impose the duty of bearing children. It is not to be treated as it were a law to be observed, at least in the case of those who have chosen the state of continence. Finally, he makes it clear why he has said this, by adding, “Give the adversary no occasion for abusing us. For already some have turned aside after Satan.” By these words he wishes us to understand that for the young widows whom he thought it fitting to be married, continence would have been better than marriage, but that it was better for them to marry than to turn aside after Satan, that is, by looking back to former things after having chosen the excellent state of chastity in virginity or widowhood, to abandon it and to perish. ...

Cyprian of Carthage

AD 258
And again: "But the younger widows pass by: for when they shall be wanton in Christ, they wish to marry; having judgment, because they have cast off their first faith."

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
As for the younger widows, admit them not into that number; for when they have grown wanton in Christ, which may signify in the Church of Christ, or as others translate, against Christ; when they have been nourished in plenty, indulging their appetite in eating and drinking, in company and conversation, in private familiarities, and even sometimes in sacrilegious fornications against Christ and their vows, they are for marrying again. See St. Jerome. (Witham) ...

John Chrysostom

AD 407
Paul having discoursed much concerning widows, and having settled the age at which they were to be admitted, saying, Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old, and having described the qualifications of a widow, If she have brought up children, if she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the Saints' feet, proceeds now to say, But the younger widows refuse. But concerning virgins, though the case of their falling is a much more gross one, he has said nothing of this kind, and rightly. For they had enrolled themselves on higher views, and the work with them proceeded from a greater elevation of mind. Therefore the receiving of strangers, and the washing of the Saints' feet, he has represented by attending upon the Lord without distraction 1 Corinthians 7:34-35, and by saying, The unmarried cares for the things that belong to the Lord. 1 Corinthians 7:34-35 And if he has not limited a particular age for them, it is most likely because that point is settled b...

John Chrysostom

AD 407
Paul himself has condemned women who chose widowhood but then do not desire to abide by their decision.

John Chrysostom

AD 407
Why then, you ask, did Paul forbid young women to remain as widows even if they were willing? … Do you not see that it is not those who wish to keep their widowhood but rather those who prefer to marry after being widowed whom he forbids to remain as widows and to be appointed to that holy company? And he does so very wisely. For if you should intend to engage in second marriages, he says, do not profess widowhood. For breaking a promise is much worse than not promising at all. ...

The Apostolic Constitutions

AD 375
But if you admit one younger into the order of widows, and she cannot bear her widowhood in her youth, and marries, she will procure indecent reflections on the glory of the order of the widows, and shall give an account to God; not because she married a second time, but because she has "waxed wanton against Christ" ...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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