1 Thessalonians 5:12
New International Version
Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you.

New Living Translation
Dear brothers and sisters, honor those who are your leaders in the Lord's work. They work hard among you and give you spiritual guidance.

English Standard Version
We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you,

Berean Study Bible
But we ask you, brothers, to acknowledge those who work diligently among you, who preside over you in the Lord and give you instruction.

Berean Literal Bible
But we implore you, brothers, to appreciate those toiling among you, and taking the lead over you in the Lord, and admonishing you,

New American Standard Bible
But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction,

King James Bible
And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

Christian Standard Bible
Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to give recognition to those who labor among you and lead you in the Lord and admonish you,

Contemporary English Version
My friends, we ask you to be thoughtful of your leaders who work hard and tell you how to live for the Lord.

Good News Translation
We beg you, our friends, to pay proper respect to those who work among you, who guide and instruct you in the Christian life.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now we ask you, brothers, to give recognition to those who labor among you and lead you in the Lord and admonish you,

International Standard Version
Brothers, we ask you to show your appreciation for those who work among you, set an example for you in the Lord, and instruct you.

NET Bible
Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who labor among you and preside over you in the Lord and admonish you,

New Heart English Bible
But we ask you, brothers, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But we beg of you, my brethren, that you will recognize those who labor among you and have standing among you in our Lord and teach you,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Brothers and sisters, we ask you to show your appreciation for those leaders who work among you and instruct you.

New American Standard 1977
But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And we beseech you, brethren, to recognize those who labour among you and preside over you in the Lord and admonish you

King James 2000 Bible
And we beseech you, brethren, to know them who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

American King James Version
And we beseech you, brothers, to know them which labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

American Standard Version
But we beseech you, brethren, to know them that labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And we beseech you, brethren, to know them who labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you:

Darby Bible Translation
But we beg you, brethren, to know those who labour among you, and take the lead among you in [the] Lord, and admonish you,

English Revised Version
But we beseech you, brethren, to know them that labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

Webster's Bible Translation
And we beseech you, brethren, to know them who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

Weymouth New Testament
Now we beg you, brethren, to show respect for those who labour among you and are your leaders in Christian work, and are your advisers;

World English Bible
But we beg you, brothers, to know those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you,

Young's Literal Translation
And we ask you, brethren, to know those labouring among you, and leading you in the Lord, and admonishing you,
Study Bible
Christian Living
11Therefore encourage and build one another up, just as you are already doing. 12But we ask you, brothers, to acknowledge those who work diligently among you, who preside over you in the Lord and give you instruction. 13In love, hold them in highest regard because of their work. Live in peace with one another.…
Cross References
Romans 16:6
Greet Mary, who has worked very hard for you.

Romans 16:12
Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, women who have worked hard in the Lord. Greet my beloved Persis, who has worked very hard in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 15:10
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace to me was not in vain. No, I worked harder than all of them--yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.

1 Corinthians 16:16
to submit to such as these, and to every fellow worker and laborer.

1 Corinthians 16:18
For they refreshed my spirit and yours as well. Show your appreciation, therefore, to such men.

1 Thessalonians 4:1
Finally, brothers, we ask and encourage you in the Lord Jesus to live in a way that is pleasing to God, as you have received from us. This is how you already live, so you should do so all the more.

1 Timothy 5:17
Elders who lead effectively are worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.

Hebrews 13:17
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they watch over your souls as those who must give an account. To this end, allow them to lead with joy and not with grief, for that would be of no advantage to you.

Treasury of Scripture

And we beseech you, brothers, to know them which labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

to know.

1 Corinthians 16:18 For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge …

Philippians 2:19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly to you, that …

Hebrews 13:7,17 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken to you …

labour.

1 Thessalonians 2:9 For you remember, brothers, our labor and travail: for laboring night …

Matthew 9:37,38 Then said he to his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but …

Luke 10:1,2,7 After these things the LORD appointed other seventy also, and sent …

John 4:38 I sent you to reap that where on you bestowed no labor: other men …

Acts 20:35 I have showed you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support …

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

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed …

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

2 Corinthians 5:9 Why we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you …

2 Corinthians 11:23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors …

Galatians 4:11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed on you labor in vain.

Philippians 2:16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of …

Colossians 1:29 Whereunto I also labor, striving according to his working, which …

1 Timothy 5:17,18 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, …

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

Revelation 2:3 And have borne, and have patience, and for my name's sake have labored, …

and are.

Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, over the …

1 Corinthians 12:28 And God has set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, …

Titus 1:5 For this cause left I you in Crete, that you should set in order …

Hebrews 13:7,17 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken to you …

1 Peter 5:2,3 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, …

Revelation 1:20 The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in my right hand, and …

Revelation 2:1,8,12,18 To the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things said he …

Revelation 3:1,7,14 And to the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things said …

and admonish.

1 Thessalonians 5:14 Now we exhort you, brothers, warn them that are unruly, comfort the …

1 Timothy 5:1,20 Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a father; and the younger …

Titus 1:3 But has in due times manifested his word through preaching, which …

Titus 2:15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let …







Lexicon
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

we ask
Ἐρωτῶμεν (Erōtōmen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2065: Apparently from ereo; to interrogate; by implication, to request.

you,
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

brothers,
ἀδελφοί (adelphoi)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.

to acknowledge
εἰδέναι (eidenai)
Verb - Perfect Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

those who
τοὺς (tous)
Article - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

work diligently
κοπιῶντας (kopiōntas)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2872: From a derivative of kopos; to feel fatigue; by implication, to work hard.

among
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

you,
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

[who] preside
προϊσταμένους (proistamenous)
Verb - Present Participle Middle - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 4291: From pro and histemi; to stand before, i.e. to preside, or to practise.

over you
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[the] Lord
Κυρίῳ (Kyriō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

give you instruction.
νουθετοῦντας (nouthetountas)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3560: To admonish, warn, counsel, exhort. From the same as nouthesia; to put in mind, i.e. to caution or reprove gently.
(12) We now come to minor details of instruction, no doubt suggested by observation of manifest defects in the Thessalonian Church. These details show us still further the mixture of restless ungoverned zeal with gloomy forebodings and discontents.

To know them which labour.--A command to enter into the spirit of ecclesiastical discipline. The persons meant are not simply the hard-working laity, contrasted with the idlers of 1Thessalonians 4:11 and 2Thessalonians 3:11, but those who performed the laborious office of the priesthood, as the words subsequent show. And "knowing" them is hardly to be limited either to the sense of "recognising their position," i.e., "not ignoring them," or, on the other hand, to the sense of "being on terms of familiar intercourse with them." The Greek word indicates appreciation; they are bidden to acquaint themselves thoroughly with the presbyter and his work, and to endeavour to understand his teaching, and to value his example. The logical connection of this verse with the preceding is that of course the main endeavours to "edify" the brethren were made by the presbytery; and the command to edify involves the command to accept edification.

Are over you in the Lord.--This is the primitive idea of the priest in the Church: he is not a member of a sacerdotal caste, ministering to an outer world, but a superior officer in a spiritual society consisting of nothing but priests (Revelation 1:6, where the right reading is, "Made us a kingdom of priests"). It is specially interesting to notice how much power is given to the presbytery in this earliest writing of the New Testament, and how carefully St. Paul seems to have organised his churches, and that at the very foundation of them. It is only "in the Lord" that the presbytery are over men, that is, in spiritual matters.

Admonish you.--The presbytery are not only organisers, managers of the corporate affairs of their Church, but also spiritual guides to give practical advice to individual Christians. These are the two senses in which they are "over you."

Verse 12. - With this verse commences a new paragraph. The apostle adds in conclusion a few brief and somewhat miscellaneous exhortations. And we beseech you, brethren; an expression of earnestness and affection. To know; that is, to value, appreciate, and esteem. Them which labor among you. It was Paul's custom to organize the Churches which he had founded, and to appoint presbyters among them. Although the Church of Thessalonica had been so recently founded, yet it had its presbyters. And are over you. The presbyters, in virtue of their office, presided over the Christian assemblies. In the Lord; the sphere in which they were set over the Church; they were ordained to minister in sacred things. And admonish you. There are not three classes or orders of office-bearers here mentioned - those who labored among them, those who presided over them, and those who admonished them (Mac-knight); but all these duties belonged to one class, namely, the presbyters. 5:12-15 The ministers of the gospel are described by the work of their office, which is to serve and honour the Lord. It is their duty not only to give good counsel, but also to warn the flock of dangers, and reprove for whatever may be amiss. The people should honour and love their ministers, because their business is the welfare of men's souls. And the people should be at peace among themselves, doing all they can to guard against any differences. But love of peace must not make us wink at sin. The fearful and sorrowful spirits, should be encouraged, and a kind word may do much good. We must bear and forbear. We must be long-suffering, and keep down anger, and this to all men. Whatever man do to us, we must do good to others.
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