“And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;”
King James Version (KJV)
5:12 Know them that, Labour among you: Are over you in the Lord: Admonish you. Know - See, mark, take knowledge of them and their work. Sometimes the same person may both labour, that is, preach; be over, or govern; and admonish the flock by particular application to each: sometimes two or more different persons, according as God variously dispenses his gifts. But O, what a misery is it when a man undertakes this whole work without either gifts or graces for any part of it! Why, then, will he undertake it? for pay? What! will he sell both his own soul and all the souls of the flock? What words can describe such a wretch as this? And yet even this may be an honourable man!
1Th 5:12 To know. Recognize and appreciate. Them. Your preachers and elders. Which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you. The three duties of those over them are to labor among them, to rule over them, and to admonish them.