|English Standard Version (© 2001)|
Those who have believing masters must not be disrespectful on the ground that they are brothers; rather they must serve all the better since those who benefit by their good service are believers and beloved. Teach and urge these things.
King James Bible
And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort.
American Standard Version
And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but let them serve them the rather, because they that partake of the benefit are believing and beloved. These things teach and exhort.
Young's Literal Translation
and those having believing masters, let them not slight them, because they are brethren, but rather let them serve, because they are stedfast and beloved, who of the benefit are partaking. These things be teaching and exhorting;
1 Timothy 6:2 Additional TranslationsVincent's Word Studies
Partakers of the benefit (οἱ τῆς εὐεργεσίας ἀντιλαμβανόμενοι)
The verb means to take hold of; hence, to take hold for the purpose of helping; to take up for, as Luke 1:54; Acts 20:35. oP. Ἑυεργεσία, benefit only here and Acts 4:9. Better, kindly service. Rend. they that busy themselves in the kindly service. The reference is to the kindly acts which the masters do to their slaves; not to the benefits received by the slaves. Comp. Galatians 5:13.
1 Timothy 6:2 Parallel CommentariesBelieving Beloved Benefit Despise Duties Exhort Faithful Instead Masters Partake Partakers Preach Principles Profit Rather Rendered Respect Serve Service Show Teach Towards Urge Wanting WillinglyBelieving Beloved Benefit Despise Duties Exhort Faithful Instead Masters Partake Partakers Preach Principles Profit Rather Rendered Respect Serve Service Show Teach Towards Urge Wanting WillinglyThe ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®) copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.
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