1 Thessalonians 5:12
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English Standard Version
We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and 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;

American Standard Version
But we beseech you, brethren, to know them that labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And we beseech you, brethren, to know them who labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you:

English Revised Version
But we beseech you, brethren, to know them that labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

Webster's Bible Translation
And we beseech you, brethren, to know them who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

Weymouth New Testament
Now we beg you, brethren, to show respect for those who labour among you and are your leaders in Christian work, and are your advisers;

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Vincent's Word Studies

Know (εἰδέναι)

See on 1 Thessalonians 4:4. Recognize them for what they are, and as entitled to respect because of their office. Comp. ἐπιγινώσκετε acknowledge, 1 Corinthians 16:18; and ἐγνώσθης takest knowledge, lxx, Psalm 143:3. Ignatius, Smyrn. ix.:, has ἐπίσκοπον εἰδέναι to know the bishop, to appreciate and honor him.

Are over (προΐσταμένους)

Lit. who are placed before you. See on Romans 12:8. Used of superintendents of households, 1 Timothy 3:4, 1 Timothy 3:5, 1 Timothy 3:12 : of the ruling of elders of the church, 1 Timothy 5:17. It does not indicate a particular ecclesiastical office, but is used functionally. The ecclesiastical nomenclature of the Pauline Epistles is unsettled, corresponding with the fact that the primitive church was not a homogeneous body throughout christendom. The primitive Pauline church consisted of a number of separate fraternities which were self-governing. The recognition of those who ministered to the congregations depended on the free choice of their members. See for instance 1 Corinthians 16:15, 1 Corinthians 16:16. The congregation exercised discipline and gave judgment: 1 Corinthians 5:3-5; 2 Corinthians 2:6, 2 Corinthians 2:7; 2 Corinthians 7:11, 2 Corinthians 7:12; Galatians 6:1.

Admonish (νουθετοῦντας)

Only in Acts and Paul. See on Acts 20:31, and comp. 1 Thessalonians 5:14; Romans 15:14; 1 Corinthians 4:14; Colossians 1:28.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

to know.

1 Corinthians 16:18 For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge you them that are such.

Philippians 2:19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly to you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.

Hebrews 13:7,17 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken to you the word of God: whose faith follow...

labour.

1 Thessalonians 2:9 For you remember, brothers, our labor and travail: for laboring night and day, because we would not be chargeable to any of you...

Matthew 9:37,38 Then said he to his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few...

Luke 10:1,2,7 After these things the LORD appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place...

John 4:38 I sent you to reap that where on you bestowed no labor: other men labored, and you are entered into their labors.

Acts 20:35 I have showed you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus...

1 Corinthians 3:9 For we are laborers together with God: 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 which was bestowed on me was not in vain...

1 Corinthians 16:16 That you submit yourselves to such, and to every one that helps with us, and labors.

2 Corinthians 5:9 Why we labor, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him.

2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you receive not the grace of God in vain.

2 Corinthians 11:23 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure...

Galatians 4:11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed on you labor in vain.

Philippians 2:16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither labored in vain.

Colossians 1:29 Whereunto I also labor, striving according to his working, which works in me mightily.

1 Timothy 5:17,18 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doctrine...

2 Timothy 2:6 The farmer that labors must be first partaker of the fruits.

Revelation 2:3 And have borne, and have patience, and for my name's sake have labored, and have not fainted.

and are.

Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost has made you overseers...

1 Corinthians 12:28 And God has set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings...

Titus 1:5 For this cause left I you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city...

Hebrews 13:7,17 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken to you the word of God: whose faith follow...

1 Peter 5:2,3 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre...

Revelation 1:20 The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks...

Revelation 2:1,8,12,18 To the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things said he that holds the seven stars in his right hand...

Revelation 3:1,7,14 And to the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things said he that has the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars...

and admonish.

1 Thessalonians 5:14 Now we exhort you, brothers, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

1 Timothy 5:1,20 Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a father; and the younger men as brothers...

Titus 1:3 But has in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed to me according to the commandment of God our Savior;

Titus 2:15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise you.

Cross References
Romans 16:6
Greet Mary, who has worked hard for you.

Romans 16:12
Greet those workers in the Lord, Tryphaena and Tryphosa. Greet the beloved Persis, who has worked hard in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 15:10
But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain. On the contrary, I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.

1 Corinthians 16:16
be subject to such as these, and to every fellow worker and laborer.

1 Corinthians 16:18
for they refreshed my spirit as well as yours. Give recognition to such people.

1 Thessalonians 4:1
Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more.

1 Timothy 5:17
Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.

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