1 Corinthians 16:18
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New International Version
For they refreshed my spirit and yours also. Such men deserve recognition.

New Living Translation
They have been a wonderful encouragement to me, as they have been to you. You must show your appreciation to all who serve so well.

English Standard Version
for they refreshed my spirit as well as yours. Give recognition to such people.

Berean Study Bible
For they refreshed my spirit and yours as well. Show your appreciation, therefore, to such men.

Berean Literal Bible
For they refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore recognize such as these.

New American Standard Bible
For they have refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge such men.

King James Bible
For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For they have refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore recognize such people.

International Standard Version
They refreshed my spirit—and yours, too. Therefore, appreciate men like that.

NET Bible
For they refreshed my spirit and yours. So then, recognize people like this.

New Heart English Bible
For they refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge those who are like that.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For they have refreshed my spirit and yours; do therefore recognize those who are such.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They have comforted me, and they have comforted you. Therefore, show people like these your appreciation.

New American Standard 1977
For they have refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge such men.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For they have refreshed my spirit and yours; therefore, acknowledge ye those that are such.

King James 2000 Bible
For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge them that are such.

American King James Version
For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge you them that are such.

American Standard Version
For they refreshed my spirit and yours: acknowledge ye therefore them that are such.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they have refreshed both my spirit and yours. Know them, therefore, that are such.

Darby Bible Translation
For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: own therefore such.

English Revised Version
For they refreshed my spirit and yours: acknowledge ye therefore them that are such.

Webster's Bible Translation
For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.

Weymouth New Testament
They have refreshed my spirit, and yours. Acknowledge such men as these.

World English Bible
For they refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge those who are like that.

Young's Literal Translation
for they did refresh my spirit and yours; acknowledge ye, therefore, those who are such.
Study Bible
Concluding Exhortations
17I am glad that Stephanas, Fortunatus, and Achaicus have arrived, because they have supplied what was lacking from you. 18For they refreshed my spirit and yours as well. Show your appreciation, therefore, to such men. 19The churches in the province of Asia send you greetings. Aquila and Prisca greet you warmly in the Lord, and so does the church that meets at their house.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 7:13
On account of this, we are encouraged. In addition to our own encouragement, we were even more delighted by the joy of Titus. For his spirit has been refreshed by all of you.

Philippians 2:29
Welcome him in the Lord with great joy, and honor men like him,

1 Thessalonians 5:12
But we ask you, brothers, to acknowledge those who work diligently among you, who preside over you in the Lord and give you instruction.

Philemon 1:7
I take great joy and encouragement in your love, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the saints.

Philemon 1:20
Yes, brother, let me have some benefit from you in the Lord. Refresh my heart in Christ.
Treasury of Scripture

For they have refreshed my spirit and your's: therefore acknowledge you them that are such.

they.

Proverbs 25:13,25 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger …

Romans 15:32 That I may come to you with joy by the will of God, and may with …

2 Corinthians 7:6,7,13 Nevertheless God, that comforts those that are cast down, comforted …

Philippians 2:28 I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when you see him again, …

Colossians 4:8 Whom I have sent to you for the same purpose, that he might know …

1 Thessalonians 3:6,7 But now when Timotheus came from you to us, and brought us good tidings …

3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

therefore.

1 Thessalonians 5:12 And we beseech you, brothers, to know them which labor among you, …

Philippians 2:29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such …

Hebrews 13:7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken to you …

3 John 1:11,12 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He …

Verse 18. - My spirit and yours. They refreshed my spirit by telling me all about you, sad though much of the news was; and yours by this renewal of our mutual intercourse (comp. 2 Corinthians 7:13). For they have refreshed my spirit,.... By their coming and presence; the very sight of them gave him joy and pleasure, and more so their Christian discourse and conversation, and especially the account they brought of this church; for though there were many things in it which were very disagreeable, and were the occasion of this epistle, yet there were others related, which were exceedingly pleasing to the apostle, and revived his spirit, which had been greatly depressed by what he might have heard of them from another quarter, and through fear that it was worse with them than it really was; for by these brethren he understood, that there were many in the church that had great grace, and large gifts bestowed on them, so that they came behind none in these things; and were steadfast in the faith of the Gospel, and with rigour opposed the false teachers; and in all things sought the welfare of the church, and the interest of Christ; and this was good news to the apostle, and which exhilarated his spirit: and he adds,

and yours; his spirit and theirs, in divine things, being the same; they were of one heart and soul; they had the same love, and were of one accord, and of one mind; so that what was grateful to the one, was so to the other: or his sense is, that when these brethren should return, and acquaint the church how the spirit of the apostle was revived, and refreshed with the narrative they gave him of the affairs of the church, their spirits would be also refreshed too. Dr. Hammond thinks that this phrase is taken out of the Greek translation of Zechariah 6:8, "have quieted my spirit", which the Septuagint interpret by , "they stilled", or "caused my wrath to cease"; and in the same way Jarchi, Aben Ezra, and Kimchi explain the words; but the apostle's phrase is nearer to the original itself of that text, , "they have stilled", or "caused my spirit to rest"; and is the very same phrase the Syriac version uses here; and which the Chaldee paraphrase renders thus, , "they have done my will"; that which was agreeable and well pleasing to God; and so these brethren by their coming and company, and news they brought, did that which was grateful and satisfactory to the apostle: and the phrase of the spirit of man having rest from another, is often used in the Rabbinical writings, for having satisfaction in them, and approving of them; so they say, (e),

"wnmyh hxwn twyrbh xwrv, that everyone "from whom the spirit of men have rest", the Spirit of God has rest; and everyone from whom the spirit of man has no rest, the Spirit of God has no rest:''

and which their commentators (f) explain thus,

"whoever is beloved below, it is manifest that he is beloved above:''

therefore acknowledge ye them that are such; as these men; know them, have an affection for them, show respect to them, highly esteem of them for their works' sake; see 1 Thessalonians 5:12.

(e) Pirke Abot, c. 3. sect. 10. (f) Jarchi & Bartenora in Pirke Abot, c. 3. sect. 10. 18. refreshed my spirit and yours—"yours" will be refreshed on receiving this letter, by knowing that "my spirit is refreshed" by their having come to me from you; and (perhaps) by the good report they gave of many of you (1Co 1:4-8); my refreshment of spirit redounds to yours, as being my disciples (2Co 7:13; compare Zec 6:8).

acknowledge—render them due acknowledgments by a kind reception of them: 1Th 5:12, "know" them in their true worth and treat them accordingly.16:13-18 A Christian is always in danger, therefore should ever be on the watch. He should be fixed in the faith of the gospel, and never desert or give it up. By this faith alone he will be able to keep his ground in an hour of temptation. Christians should be careful that charity not only reigns in their hearts, but shines in their lives. There is a great difference between Christian firmness and feverish warmth and transport. The apostle gave particular directions as to some who served the cause of Christ among them. Those who serve the saints, those who desire the honour of the churches, and to remove reproaches from them, are to be thought much of, and loved. They should willingly acknowledge the worth of such, and all who laboured with or helped the apostle.
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