Wordy Wednesday: timē

What it means

Greek

τιμή

Transliteration/Pronunciation

timē/tē-mā’

Strong’s

G5092

Definition

This word has two distinct categories of meanings. 1.) a “valueing by which the price is affixed” or 2.) honor due someone.

The range of this word is best seen in Paul’s first letter to Timothy where Paul tells Timothy that elders who labor in preaching and teaching are worthy of a “double honor” which is commonly taken as a proof-text for paid clergy positions within the body of Christ. However the word Paul uses is “timē” which Paul also uses in 1 Timothy 6:1.1.

Where it’s found

Genesis 20:16; Genesis 44:2; Exodus 28:2; Exodus 28:40; Exodus 34:20; Leviticus 5:15; Leviticus 5:18; Leviticus 6:6; Leviticus 27:2; Leviticus 27:3; Leviticus 27:5; Leviticus 27:6; Leviticus 27:7; Leviticus 27:8; Leviticus 27:13; Leviticus 27:15; Leviticus 27:16; Leviticus 27:17; Leviticus 27:19; Leviticus 27:23; Leviticus 27:25; Leviticus 27:27; Numbers 20:19; 2 Chronicles 1:16; 2 Chronicles 32:33; Esther 1:20; Job 31:39; Job 34:19; Job 37:22; Job 40:10; Psalms 8:5; Psalms 29:1; Psalms 44:12; Psalms 45:9; Psalms 49:8; Psalms 49:12; Psalms 49:20; Psalms 62:4; Psalms 96:7; Psalms 99:4; Proverbs 6:26; Proverbs 12:9; Proverbs 22:9; Proverbs 26:1; Isaiah 10:16; Isaiah 11:10; Isaiah 14:18; Isaiah 35:2; Isaiah 55:1; Ezekiel 22:25; Daniel 2:6; Daniel 4:30; Daniel 4:36; Daniel 5:18; Daniel 5:20; Daniel 7:14; Matthew 27:6; Matthew 27:9; John 4:44; Acts 4:34; Acts 5:2; Acts 5:3; Acts 7:16; Acts 19:19; Acts 28:10; Romans 2:7; Romans 2:10; Romans 9:21; Romans 12:10; Romans 13:7; 1 Corinthians 6:20; 1 Corinthians 7:23; 1 Corinthians 12:23; 1 Corinthians 12:24; Colossians 2:23; 1 Thessalonians 4:4; 1Timothy 1:17; 1 Timothy 5:17; 1 Timothy 6:1; I Timothy 6:16; 2 Timothy 2:20; 2Timothy 2:21; Hebrews 2:7; Hebrews 2:9; Hebrews 3:3; Hebrews 5:4; 1 Peter 1:7; 1 Peter 2:7; 1Peter 3:7; 2 Peter 1:17; Revelation of John 4:9; Revelation of John 4:11; Revelation of John 5:12; Revelation of John 5:13; Revelation of John 7:12; Revelation of John 21:26

  1. Incidentally, the Greek word for “pay” (misthos) is used in 1 Timothy 5:18 []
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