1 Thessalonians 5:12

“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)

Other Translations

And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are ouer you in the Lord, and admonish you:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But we beseech you, brethren, to know them that labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
- American Standard Version (1901)

But we make this request to you, my brothers: give attention to those who are working among you, who are over you in the Lord to keep order among you;
- Basic English Bible

But we beg you, brethren, to know those who labour among you, and take the lead among you in [the] Lord, and admonish you,
- Darby Bible

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

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;
- Weymouth Bible

But we beg you, brothers, to know those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you,
- World English Bible

And, britheren, we preien you, that ye knowen hem that trauelen among you, and ben souereyns to you in the Lord, and techen you,
- Wycliffe Bible

And we ask you, brethren, to know those labouring among you, and leading you in the Lord, and admonishing you,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:12


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!


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 5:12


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.

Discussion for 1 Thessalonians 5

  • Irene123
    Tosha - I'm just really very curious; on which comment were you basing your comment about 'appearance'? I'd like to read it.
  • Tosha
    My comment is this, who judges your appearance? Their is only one God, and he has allowed a few to write some things of what he expects, but unless u have read the entire bible and extra bks, u have no idea what the start of what God our creator expects of our appearance.
  • Diane Collins
    Pray until you can't pray no more this the only thing God said to do with out ceasing, if you continue to pray we will win every war cause the devil don't stop.
  • A disciple
    Irene; Ever since Cain and Abel, the Righteous have had to bear with the tribulations imposed on them by those who despise and reject the Word of the Anointed Saviour. In fact it was generally the Sentence passed on us as a species because of Adam's sin, that we have tribulation, toil and sorrow: a "trade off" if you will, for being allowed to live the rest of our lives, in faith of Christ coming.
  • Irene123
    Jesus' saints don't 'reject' His wrath; they can't; they can only reject His salvation. The wrath to come (Great Trib.) is coming to the unsaved - who reject His salvation; after those 7 yrs. then His 1.000 yr. reign, then the final judgement.
  • A disciple
    There seems here to be some misunderstanding about "tribulation," and as to whether the Saints must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. But when someone comes along and suggests that tribulation is the same as God's wrath, and something we should reject; they unwittingly make themselves enemies of the Cross; and we find that a snare from the devil has been laid before us!

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