New Living Translation
Elders who do their work well should be respected and paid well, especially those who work hard at both 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.
Darby Bible Translation
Let the elders who take the lead among the saints well be esteemed worthy of double honour, specially those labouring in word and teaching;
World English Bible
Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and in teaching.
Young's Literal Translation
The well-leading elders of double honour let them be counted worthy, especially those labouring in word and teaching,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:17 Let the elders that rule well - Who approve themselves faithful stewards of all that is committed to their charge. Be counted worthy of double honour - A more abundant provision, seeing that such will employ it all to the glory of God. As it was the most laborious and disinterested men who were put into these offices, so whatever any one had to bestow, in his life or death, was generally lodged in their hands for the poor. By this means the churchmen became very rich in after ages, but as the design of the donors was something else, there is the highest reason why it should be disposed of according to their pious intent. Especially those - Of them. Who labour - Diligently and painfully. In the word and teaching - In teaching the word.
HEBREWS xiii. Let love of the brethren continue. Forget not to shew love unto strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; them that are evil entreated, as being yourselves also in the body. Let marriage be had in honour among all, and let the bed be undefiled: for fornicators and adulterers God will judge. Be ye free from the love of money; content with such things as ye have: for Himself hath said, I will in no wise fail thee, …
Thomas Charles Edwards—The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews
Excursus on the Deaconess of the Early Church.
What Diversity There Ought to be in the Art of Preaching.
Thoughts Upon Worldly-Riches. Sect. Ii.
This they did, entrusting their gifts to Barnabas and Saul to take to the elders of the church in Jerusalem.
If your gift is to encourage others, be encouraging. If it is giving, give generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly.
1 Thessalonians 5:12
Dear brothers and sisters, honor those who are your leaders in the Lord's work. They work hard among you and give you spiritual guidance.
1 Timothy 4:14
Do not neglect the spiritual gift you received through the prophecy spoken over you when the elders of the church laid their hands on you.
1 Timothy 5:19
Do not listen to an accusation against an elder unless it is confirmed by two or three witnesses.
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