“And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.”
King James Version (KJV)
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 5:13 Esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. This esteem is due them on account of their work. Compare Heb 13:17 Php 1:22. [And] be at peace among yourselves. Let there be no factious spirit.