1 Timothy 5:17
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English Standard Version
Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.

King James Bible
Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

American Standard Version
Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and in teaching.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let the priests that rule well, be esteemed worthy of double honour: especially they who labour in the word and doctrine:

English Revised Version
Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially those who labour in the word and in teaching.

Webster's Bible Translation
Let the elders that rule well, be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doctrine.

Weymouth New Testament
Let the Elders who perform their duties wisely and well be held worthy of double honour, especially those who labour in preaching and teaching.

1 Timothy 5:17 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The elders that rule well (οἱ καλῶς προεστῶτες πρεσβύτεροι)

For that rule well, see on καλῶς προΐστάμενον ruling well, 1 Timothy 3:4. The phrase is peculiar to the Pastorals. See on 1 Timothy 5:1.

Double honor (διπλῆς τιμῆς)

This at least includes pecuniary remuneration for services, if it is not limited to that. The use of τιμή as pay or price appears Matthew 27:6, Matthew 27:9; Acts 4:34; Acts 7:16; 1 Corinthians 6:20. Double, not in a strictly literal sense, but as πλείονα τιμὴν more honor, Hebrews 3:3. The comparison is with those Elders who do not exhibit equal capacity or efficiency in ruling. The passage lends no support to the Reformed theory of two classes of Elders - ruling and teaching. The special honor or emolument is assigned to those who combine qualifications for both.

Those who labor (οἱ κοπιῶντες)

See on 1 Timothy 4:10. No special emphasis attaches to the word - hard toiling in comparison with those who do not toil. The meaning is, those who faithfully discharge the arduous duty of teaching. Comp. Hebrews 13:7.

In word and doctrine (ἐν λόγῳ καὶ διδασκαλίᾳ)

Better, word and teaching. Word is general, teaching special. In word signifies, in that class of functions where speech is concerned. The special emphasis (μάλιστα especially) shows the importance which was attached to teaching as an antidote of heresy.

1 Timothy 5:17 Parallel Commentaries

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the elders. See on ver.

1 Timothy 5:1 Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a father; and the younger men as brothers;

rule.

1 Timothy 3:5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)

Matthew 24:25 Behold, I have told you before.

Luke 12:42 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household...

Romans 12:8 Or he that exhorts, on exhortation: he that gives, let him do it with simplicity; he that rules, with diligence; he that shows mercy...

1 Thessalonians 5:12,13 And we beseech you, brothers, to know them which labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you...

Hebrews 13:7,17,24 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken to you the word of God: whose faith follow...

be. See on ver.

1 Timothy 5:3 Honor widows that are widows indeed.

Acts 28:10 Who also honored us with many honors; and when we departed, they laded us with such things as were necessary.

Romans 15:27 It has pleased them truly; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things...

1 Corinthians 9:5-14 Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brothers of the Lord, and Cephas...

Galatians 6:6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate to him that teaches in all good things.

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

double.

2 Kings 2:9 And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said to Elisha, Ask what I shall do for you, before I be taken away from you...

Isaiah 40:2 Speak you comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry to her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned...

Jeremiah 16:18 And first I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double; because they have defiled my land...

Jeremiah 17:18 Let them be confounded that persecute me, but let not me be confounded: let them be dismayed, but let not me be dismayed...

Zechariah 9:12 Turn you to the strong hold, you prisoners of hope: even to day do I declare that I will render double to you;

labour.

1 Timothy 4:10 For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men...

Matthew 9:37,38 Then said he to his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few...

Luke 10:1,2,7 After these things the LORD appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place...

John 4:38 I sent you to reap that where on you bestowed no labor: other men labored, and you are entered into their labors.

Acts 20:35 I have showed you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus...

Romans 16:12 Salute Tryphena and Tryphosa, who labor in the Lord. Salute the beloved Persis, which labored much in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 3:9 For we are laborers together with God: you are God's husbandry, you are God's building.

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed on me was not in vain...

1 Corinthians 16:16 That you submit yourselves to such, and to every one that helps with us, and labors.

2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you receive not the grace of God in vain.

Philippians 2:16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither labored in vain.

Philippians 4:3 And I entreat you also, true yoke fellow, help those women which labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also...

2 Timothy 2:6 The farmer that labors must be first partaker of the fruits.

word.

1 Timothy 4:6,16 If you put the brothers in remembrance of these things, you shall be a good minister of Jesus Christ...

2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine.

Cross References
Acts 11:30
And they did so, sending it to the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.

Romans 12:8
the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.

1 Thessalonians 5:12
We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you,

1 Timothy 4:14
Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you.

1 Timothy 5:19
Do not admit a charge against an elder except on the evidence of two or three witnesses.

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