“Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.”
King James Version (KJV)
5:9 God hath not appointed us to wrath - As he hath the obstinately impenitent.
5:10 Whether we wake or sleep - Be alive or dead at his coming.
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!
5:13 Esteem them very highly - Literally, more than abundantly, in love - The inexpressible sympathy that is between true pastors and their flock is intimated, not only here, but also in divers other places of this epistle. See #1Thess 2:7|,8. For their work's sake - The principal ground of their vast regard for them. But how are we to esteem them who do not work at all?
1Th 5:11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together. This assurance is ground for comfort, and especially for comfort for mourners. Edify one another. "Build each other up" (Revised Version); strengthen each other.
Wherefore, comfort your selues together, and edifie one another, euen as also ye doe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
Wherefore exhort one another, and build each other up, even as also ye do.
- American Standard Version (1901)
So then, go on comforting and building up one another, as you have been doing.
- Basic English Bible
Wherefore encourage one another, and build up each one the other, even as also ye do.
- Darby Bible
Wherefore, comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
- Webster's Bible
Therefore encourage one another, and let each one help to strengthen his friend, as in fact you do.
- Weymouth Bible
Therefore exhort one another, and build each other up, even as you also do.
- World English Bible
For which thing comforte ye togidere, and edefie ye ech other, as ye doon.
- Wycliffe Bible
wherefore, comfort ye one another, and build ye up, one the one, as also ye do.
- Youngs Literal Bible