1 Thessalonians 5:14
New International Version
And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

New Living Translation
Brothers and sisters, we urge you to warn those who are lazy. Encourage those who are timid. Take tender care of those who are weak. Be patient with everyone.

English Standard Version
And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.

Berean Study Bible
And we urge you, brothers, to admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, and be patient with everyone.

Berean Literal Bible
And we exhort you, brothers, to admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient toward all.

New American Standard Bible
We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

King James Bible
Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

Christian Standard Bible
And we exhort you, brothers and sisters: warn those who are idle, comfort the discouraged, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

Contemporary English Version
My friends, we beg you to warn anyone who isn't living right. Encourage anyone who feels left out, help all who are weak, and be patient with everyone.

Good News Translation
We urge you, our friends, to warn the idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
And we exhort you, brothers: warn those who are irresponsible, comfort the discouraged, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

International Standard Version
We urge you, brothers, to admonish those who are idle, cheer up those who are discouraged, and help those who are weak. Be patient with everyone.

NET Bible
And we urge you, brothers and sisters, admonish the undisciplined, comfort the discouraged, help the weak, be patient toward all.

New Heart English Bible
We exhort you, brothers, admonish the disorderly, encourage the fainthearted, support the weak, be patient toward all.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But we beg of you, my brethren, correct wrongdoers, encourage the feeble souls, bear the burdens of the weak and be patient with every person.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We encourage you, brothers and sisters, to instruct those who are not living right, cheer up those who are discouraged, help the weak, and be patient with everyone.

New American Standard 1977
And we urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with all men.

Jubilee Bible 2000
We also exhort you, brethren, that you warn those that are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, support the weak, be patient with everyone.

King James 2000 Bible
Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are idle, encourage the faint-hearted, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

American King James Version
Now we exhort you, brothers, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

American Standard Version
And we exhort you, brethren, admonish the disorderly, encourage the fainthearted, support the weak, be longsuffering toward all.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And we beseech you, brethren, rebuke the unquiet, comfort the feeble minded, support the weak, be patient towards all men.

Darby Bible Translation
But we exhort you, brethren, admonish the disorderly, comfort the faint-hearted, sustain the weak, be patient towards all.

English Revised Version
And we exhort you, brethren, admonish the disorderly, encourage the fainthearted, support the weak, be longsuffering toward all.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are disorderly, comfort the feeble-minded, support the weak, be patient towards all men.

Weymouth New Testament
And we exhort you, brethren, admonish the unruly, comfort the timid, sustain the weak, and be patient towards all.

World English Bible
We exhort you, brothers, admonish the disorderly, encourage the fainthearted, support the weak, be patient toward all.

Young's Literal Translation
and we exhort you, brethren, admonish the disorderly, comfort the feeble-minded, support the infirm, be patient unto all;
Study Bible
Christian Living
13In love, hold them in highest regard because of their work. Live in peace with one another. 14And we urge you, brothers, to admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, and be patient with everyone. 15Make sure that no one repays evil for evil. Always pursue what is good for one another and for all people.…
Cross References
Isaiah 35:4
Say to those with anxious hearts: "Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance. With divine retribution He will come to save you."

Romans 14:1
Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on his opinions.

Romans 15:1
We who are strong ought to bear with the shortcomings of the weak and not to please ourselves.

1 Corinthians 8:7
But not everyone has this knowledge. Some people are still so accustomed to idols that they eat such food as if it were sacrificed to an idol. And since their conscience is weak, it is defiled.

1 Corinthians 13:4
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

1 Thessalonians 2:11
For you know that we treated each of you as a father treats his own children.

2 Thessalonians 3:6
Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from any brother who leads an undisciplined life that is not in keeping with the tradition you received from us.

2 Thessalonians 3:7
For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us, because we were not undisciplined among you,

2 Thessalonians 3:15
Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.

Treasury of Scripture

Now we exhort you, brothers, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

exhort.

Romans 12:1
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

you.

1 Thessalonians 5:12
And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

warn.

Jeremiah 6:12
And their houses shall be turned unto others, with their fields and wives together: for I will stretch out my hand upon the inhabitants of the land, saith the LORD.

Ezekiel 3:17-21
Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me…

Ezekiel 33:3-9
If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; …

that.

Titus 1:6,10
If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly…

unruly.

2 Thessalonians 3:11-13
For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies…

comfort.

1 Thessalonians 2:7-12
But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children: …

Isaiah 35:3,4
Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees…

Isaiah 40:1,2,11
Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God…

support.

Acts 20:35
I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

be.

Isaiah 63:9
In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.







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

we urge
Παρακαλοῦμεν (Parakaloumen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3870: From para and kaleo; to call near, i.e. Invite, invoke.

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 admonish
νουθετεῖτε (noutheteite)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person 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.

the
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.

unruly,
ἀτάκτους (ataktous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 813: (lit: out of order), disorderly, slack (in performance of duty). Unarranged, i.e. insubordinate.

encourage
παραμυθεῖσθε (paramytheisthe)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3888: From para and the middle voice of a derivative of muthos; to relate near, i.e. encourage, console.

the
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.

fainthearted,
ὀλιγοψύχους (oligopsychous)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3642: Faint-hearted, of small courage. From oligos and pshar; little-spirited, i.e. Faint-hearted.

help
ἀντέχεσθε (antechesthe)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 472: From anti and the middle voice of echo; to hold oneself opposite to, i.e. adhere to; by extension to care for.

the
τῶν (tōn)
Article - Genitive 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.

weak,
ἀσθενῶν (asthenōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 772: (lit: not strong), (a) weak (physically, or morally), (b) infirm, sick. Strengthless.

[and] be patient
μακροθυμεῖτε (makrothymeite)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3114: From the same as makrothumos; to be long-spirited, i.e. forbearing or patient.

with
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

everyone.
πάντας (pantas)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.
(14) Now we exhort you, brethren.--Rather and than now. The writers turn to the presbytery, and explain their duty in the administration of discipline to the flock. The flock will be more apt to receive the discipline when they see with what apostolic authority their pastors are armed. Several special parts of the clerical office are then enumerated.

Warn.--The same Greek word as "admonish" in 1Thessalonians 5:12, and selected for that very reason. The "unruly" or "disorderly" are those who infringe good discipline--said of soldiers who leave their ranks: here notably of those mentioned in 2Thessalonians 3:11.

Feebleminded.--Or, fainthearted, pusillanimous. Such persons, e.g., as were overburdened with sorrow for the dead, or afraid of the persecutions, or the like.

Support the weak.--Or, keep hold of them, to help them on. The "weak" are not quite the same as the "feebleminded," but rather (judging from Romans 14:1 et seq.) those who have not attained that robust common-sense and breadth of conscience which discriminates between truths and superstitions, necessities and expediencies; or who are not yet ripe enough Christians to be sure of standing in persecution.

Patient toward all men.--Church officers are not to be rendered impatient by the defects, errors, weakness, stupidity, unbelief of any one, catholic, heretic, or heathen.

Verse 14. - Now we exhort you, brethren; an exhortation also addressed to all. Warn them that are unruly; or, as in the margin, disorderly (R.V.). Different modes of treatment have to be adapted to different classes; the unruly have to be warned. The word here rendered "unruly" or "disorderly" was originally a military term expressing the character of those soldiers who would not keep their ranks - out of the ranks. It would seem from this and other intimations that disorders existed among the Thessalonians; and that, especially being impressed by a belief in the near approach of the advent, several of them neglected the common duties of life, and abstained from working. Comfort the feebleminded. By "the feeble-minded" are meant the desponding or faint-hearted; those who were agitated about the fate of their deceased friends, or those who despaired of the grace of God by reason of their sins. These were not to be reprimanded, but comforted and exhorted. Support the weak. By "the weak" are not meant those who are physically weak - the sick; but those who are spiritually weak, whose faith was feeble - those who were afraid of persecution, or were troubled with vain scruples. These were to be supported - confirmed in the faith, be patient toward all men; all men in general, whether believers or unbelievers; toward them patience and forbearance were to be exercised. 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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