1 Timothy 5:17
Good News Translation
The elders who do good work as leaders should be considered worthy of receiving double pay, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.

Contemporary English Version
Church leaders who do their job well deserve to be paid twice as much, especially if they work hard at preaching and teaching.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Let the priests that rule well be esteemed worthy of double honour: especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

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Let the priests that rule well be esteemed worthy of double honour: especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

the elders.

1 Timothy 5:1 An ancient man rebuke not, but entreat him as a father: young men, as brethren:

rule.

1 Timothy 3:5 But if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?

Matthew 24:25 Behold I have told it to you, beforehand.

Luke 12:42 And the Lord said: Who thinkest thou is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord setteth over his family, to give them their measure of wheat in due season?

Romans 12:8 He that exhorteth, in exhorting; he that giveth, with simplicity; he that ruleth, with carefulness; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

1 Thessalonians 5:12,13 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them who labour among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you; . . .

Hebrews 13:7,17,24 Remember your prelates who have spoken the word of God to you: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation, . . .

be.

1 Timothy 5:3 Honour widows that are widows indeed.

Acts 28:10 Who also honoured us with many honours: and when we were to set sail, they laded us with such things as were necessary.

Romans 15:27 For it hath pleased them: and they are their debtors. For, if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, they ought also in carnal things to minister to them.

1 Corinthians 9:5-14 Have we not power to carry about a woman, a sister as well as the rest of the apostles and the brethren of the Lord and Cephas? . . .

Galatians 6:6 And let him that is instructed in the word communicate to him that instructeth him, in all good things.

Philippians 2:29 Receive him therefore with all joy in the Lord: and treat with honour such as he is.

double.

2 Kings 2:9 And when they were gone over, Elias said to Eliseus: Ask what thou wilt have me to do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Eliseus said: I beseech thee, that in me may be thy double spirit.

Isaiah 40:2 Speak ye to the heart of Jerusalem, and call to her: for her evil is come to an end, her iniquity is forgiven: she hath received of the hand of the Lord double for all her sins.

Jeremiah 16:18 And I will repay first their double iniquities, and their sins: because they have defiled my land with the carcasses of their idols, and they have filled my inheritance with their abominations.

Jeremiah 17:18 Let them be confounded that persecute me, and let not me be confounded: let them be afraid, and let not me be afraid: bring upon them the day of affliction, and with a double destruction, destroy them.

Zechariah 9:12 Return to the strong hold, ye prisoners of hope, I will render thee double as I declare today.

labour.

1 Timothy 4:10 For therefore we labour and are reviled, because we hope in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, especially of the faithful.

Matthew 9:37,38 Then he saith to his disciples, The harvest indeed is great, but the labourers are few. . . .

Luke 10:1,2,7 And after these things, the Lord appointed also other seventy-two. And he sent them two and two before his face into every city and place whither he himself was to come. . . .

John 4:38 I have sent you to reap that in which you did not labour. Others have laboured: and you have entered into their labours.

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

Romans 16:12 Salute Tryphaena and Tryphosa, who labour in the Lord. Salute Persis, the dearly beloved, who hath much laboured in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 3:9 For we are God's coadjutors. You are God's husbandry: you are God's building.

1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the grace of God, I am what I am. And his grace in me hath not been void: but I have laboured more abundantly than all they. Yet not I, but the grace of God with me:

1 Corinthians 16:16 That you also be subject to such and to every one that worketh with us and laboureth.

2 Corinthians 6:1 And we helping do exhort you that you receive not the grace of God in vain.

Philippians 2:16 Holding forth the word of life to my glory in the day of Christ: because I have not run in vain, nor laboured in vain.

Philippians 4:3 And I entreat thee also, my sincere companion, help those women who have laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement and the rest of my fellow labourers, whose names are in the book of life.

2 Timothy 2:6 The husbandman that laboureth must first partake of the fruits.

word.

1 Timothy 4:6,16 These things proposing to the brethren, thou shalt be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished up in the words of faith and of the good doctrine which thou hast attained unto. . . .

2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word: be instant in season, out of season: reprove, entreat, rebuke in all patience and doctrine.

Context
Honoring Elders
16If any of the faithful have widows, let him minister to them, and let not the church be charged: that there may be sufficient for them that are widows indeed. 17Let the priests that rule well be esteemed worthy of double honour: especially they who labour in the word and doctrine. 18For the scripture saith: Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn: and, The labourer is worthy of his reward.…
Cross References
Acts 11:30
Which also they did, sending it to the ancients, by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

Romans 12:8
He that exhorteth, in exhorting; he that giveth, with simplicity; he that ruleth, with carefulness; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

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

1 Timothy 4:14
Neglect not the grace that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with imposition of the hands of the priesthood.

1 Timothy 5:19
Against a priest receive not an accusation, but under two or three witnesses.

Additional Translations
Elders who lead effectively are worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.

Let the elders ruling well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those laboring in the word and the teaching.

Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doctrine.

Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and in teaching.

Let the elders who take the lead [among the saints] well be esteemed worthy of double honour, specially those labouring in word and teaching;

Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially those who labour in the word and in teaching.

Let the elders that rule well, be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doctrine.

Let the Elders who perform their duties wisely and well be held worthy of double honour, especially those who labour in preaching and teaching.

Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and in teaching.

The well-leading elders of double honour let them be counted worthy, especially those labouring in word and teaching,
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