New International Version
For they refreshed my spirit and yours also. Such men deserve recognition.
King James Bible
For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.
Darby Bible Translation
For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: own therefore such.
World English Bible
For they refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge those who are like that.
Young's Literal Translation
for they did refresh my spirit and yours; acknowledge ye, therefore, those who are such.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They have refreshed my spirit and yours - They have been a means of contributing greatly to my comfort; and what contributes to my comfort must increase yours. This is probably the meaning of the apostle.
Therefore acknowledge ye them - Pay them particular respect, and let all be held in esteem in proportion to their work and usefulness. When this is made the rule of respect and esteem, then foolish and capricious attachments will have no place. A man will then be honored in proportion to his merit; and his merit will be estimated by his usefulness among men.
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By all this we are encouraged. In addition to our own encouragement, we were especially delighted to see how happy Titus was, because his spirit has been refreshed by all of you.
So then, welcome him in the Lord with great joy, and honor people like him,
1 Thessalonians 5:12
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.
Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord's people.
I do wish, brother, that I may have some benefit from you in the Lord; refresh my heart in Christ.
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