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.
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;
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,
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,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Know them - Act kindly towards them; acknowledge them as the messengers of Christ; and treat them with tenderness and respect. This is a frequent meaning of the word γινωσκω. See on John 1:10 (note).
Them which labor among you - The words τους κοπιωντας have appeared to some as expressing those who had labored among them; but as it is the participle of the present tense, there is no need to consider it in this light. Both it and the word προΐσταμενους, the superintendents, refer to persons then actually employed in the work of God. These were all admonishers, teachers, and instructers of the people, devoting their time and talents to this important work.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
"Lord, when we leave the world and come to thee, How dull, how slur, are we! How backward! How prepost'rous is the motion Of our ungain devotion! Our thoughts are millstones, and our souls are lead, And our desires are dead: Our vows are fairly promis'd, faintly paid, Or broken, or not made. * * * * * * * Is the road fair, we loiter; clogged with mire, We stick or else retire; A lamb appeals a lion, and we fear Each bush we see's a bear. When our dull souls direct our thoughts to …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871
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Exhortations to Christians as they are Children of God
Greet Mary, who worked very hard for you.
Greet Tryphena and Tryphosa, those women who work hard in the Lord. Greet my dear friend Persis, another woman 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 without effect. 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 people and to everyone who joins in the work and labors at it.
1 Corinthians 16:18
For they refreshed my spirit and yours also. Such men deserve recognition.
1 Thessalonians 4:1
As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more.
1 Timothy 5:17
The elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching and teaching.
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