English Standard Version
Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.
King James Bible
Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
American Standard Version
Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and in teaching.
Let the priests that rule well, be esteemed worthy of double honour: especially they who labour in the word and doctrine:
English Revised Version
Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially those who labour in the word and in teaching.
Webster's Bible Translation
Let the elders that rule well, be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doctrine.
Weymouth New Testament
Let the Elders who perform their duties wisely and well be held worthy of double honour, especially those who labour in preaching and teaching.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
The elders that rule well (οἱ καλῶς προεστῶτες πρεσβύτεροι)
Double honor (διπλῆς τιμῆς)
This at least includes pecuniary remuneration for services, if it is not limited to that. The use of τιμή as pay or price appears Matthew 27:6, Matthew 27:9; Acts 4:34; Acts 7:16; 1 Corinthians 6:20. Double, not in a strictly literal sense, but as πλείονα τιμὴν more honor, Hebrews 3:3. The comparison is with those Elders who do not exhibit equal capacity or efficiency in ruling. The passage lends no support to the Reformed theory of two classes of Elders - ruling and teaching. The special honor or emolument is assigned to those who combine qualifications for both.
Those who labor (οἱ κοπιῶντες)
See on 1 Timothy 4:10. No special emphasis attaches to the word - hard toiling in comparison with those who do not toil. The meaning is, those who faithfully discharge the arduous duty of teaching. Comp. Hebrews 13:7.
In word and doctrine (ἐν λόγῳ καὶ διδασκαλίᾳ)
Better, word and teaching. Word is general, teaching special. In word signifies, in that class of functions where speech is concerned. The special emphasis (μάλιστα especially) shows the importance which was attached to teaching as an antidote of heresy.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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And they did so, sending it to the elders by the hand of Barnabas and Saul.
the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.
1 Thessalonians 5:12
We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you,
1 Timothy 4:14
Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you.
1 Timothy 5:19
Do not admit a charge against an elder except on the evidence of two or three witnesses.
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