New American Standard Bible
Receive him then in the Lord with all joy, and hold men like him in high regard;
King James Bible
Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in reputation:
Darby Bible Translation
Receive him therefore in the Lord with all joy, and hold such in honour;
World English Bible
Receive him therefore in the Lord with all joy, and hold such in honor,
Young's Literal Translation
receive him, therefore, in the Lord, with all joy, and hold such in honour,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Receive him therefore in the Lord - As the servant of the Lord, or as now restored to you by the Lord, and therefore to be regarded as a fresh gift from God. Our friends restored to us after a long absence, we should receive as the gift of God, and as a proof of his mercy.
And hold such in reputation - Margin, honor such. This is a high commendation of Epaphroditus, and, at the same time, it enjoins an important duty in regard to the proper treatment of those who sustain such a character. It is a Christian duty to honor those who ought to be honored, to respect the virtuous and the pious, and especially to honor those who evince fidelity in the work of the Lord.
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that you receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and that you help her in whatever matter she may have need of you; for she herself has also been a helper of many, and of myself as well.
1 Corinthians 16:18
For they have refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge such men.
Therefore I have sent him all the more eagerly so that when you see him again you may rejoice and I may be less concerned about you.
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