Parallel Verses

An Understandable Version

The elders who lead [the church] well should be considered deserving of double honor [Note: This probably refers to financial support in addition to the honor of the office], especially those who work hard at [preaching] the word and at teaching it.

New American Standard Bible

The elders who rule well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.

King James Version

Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

Holman Bible

The elders who are good leaders should be considered worthy of an ample honorarium, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.

International Standard Version

Elders who handle their duties well should be considered worthy of double compensation, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.

A Conservative Version

Let the elders who rule well be regarded worthy of double compensation, especially those who labor in the word and in teaching.

American Standard Version

Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and in teaching.

Amplified

The elders who perform their leadership duties well are to be considered worthy of double honor (financial support), especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching [the word of God concerning eternal salvation through Christ].

Anderson New Testament

Let the elders who rule well, be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in word and teaching.

Bible in Basic English

Let rulers whose rule is good be honoured twice over, specially those whose work is preaching and teaching.

Common New Testament

The elders who rule well are to be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Let the presbyters that govern well receive a double salary, especially those who are employ'd in preaching and instructing.

Darby 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;

Godbey New Testament

Let the elders who stand before the people beautifully, be considered worthy of double remuneration, especially those laboring in the word and teaching.

Goodspeed New Testament

Elders who do their duties well should be considered as deserving twice as much as they get, particularly those who work at preaching and teaching.

John Wesley New Testament

Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially those who labour in the word and teaching.

Julia Smith Translation

Let the elders having presided well be deemed worthy of double honour, chiefly they being wearied in word and doctrine.

King James 2000

Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doctrine.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The elders who lead well must be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor by speaking and teaching.

Modern King James verseion

Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in Word and doctrine.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The elders that rule well are worthy of double honour, most specially they which labour in the word and in teaching.

Moffatt New Testament

Presbyters who are efficient presidents are to be considered worthy of ample remuneration, particularly those who have the task of preaching and teaching:

Montgomery New Testament

Let the elders who fill their offices well, be held worthy of twofold honor; especially those who have the task of preaching and teaching.

NET Bible

Elders who provide effective leadership must be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who work hard in speaking and teaching.

New Heart English Bible

Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and in teaching.

Noyes New Testament

Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor; especially they who labor in the word and in teaching.

Sawyer New Testament

Let the elders who rule well be accounted worthy of a double compensation, especially those who labor in word and teaching.

The Emphasized Bible

Let, the well presiding elders, of double honour, be accounted worthy, especially they who toil in discourse and teaching;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

Let the elders who preside properly be counted worthy of double honour, especially those who are laborious in preaching and teaching.

Twentieth Century New Testament

Those Officers of the Church who fill their office well should be held deserving of especial consideration, particularly those whose work lies in preaching and teaching.

Webster

Let the elders that rule well, be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doctrine.

Weymouth New Testament

Let the Elders who perform their duties wisely and well be held worthy of double honour, especially those who labour in preaching and teaching.

Williams New Testament

Elders who do their duties well should be considered as deserving twice the salary they get especially those who keep on toiling in preaching 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.

Worrell New Testament

Let elders who preside well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in word and teaching.

Worsley New Testament

Let the elders, who preside well, be counted worthy of double honor, especially those that labour in preaching and teaching.

Youngs Literal Translation

The well-leading elders of double honour let them be counted worthy, especially those labouring in word and teaching,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Let
ἀξιόω 
Axioo 
Usage: 7

the elders
πρεσβύτερος 
Presbuteros 
Usage: 65

προΐ́στημι 
Proistemi 
Usage: 8

καλῶς 
Kalos 
Usage: 26

ἀξιόω 
Axioo 
Usage: 7

of double
διπλοῦς 
Diplous 
Usage: 3

τιμή 
Time 
Usage: 43

μάλιστα 
Malista 
Usage: 12

κοπιάω 
Kopiao 
Usage: 17

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

the word
λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

Images 1 Timothy 5:17

Context Readings

Honoring Worthy Elders And Dealing With Sinners

16 [So], if any woman believer has widows [in her family], she should take care of them and not require the church to be burdened, so that it can take care of the true widows [i.e., destitute ones]. 17 The elders who lead [the church] well should be considered deserving of double honor [Note: This probably refers to financial support in addition to the honor of the office], especially those who work hard at [preaching] the word and at teaching it. 18 For the Scripture says [Deut. 25:4], "You should not put a muzzle on the ox while it tramples over the grain." And [Luke 10:7], "The worker deserves his wages."


Cross References

Romans 12:8

Or, if our gift is encouraging others, we should devote ourselves to encouraging. Or, if our gift is sharing with others, we should do so generously. Or, if our gift is leading others, we should do so diligently. Or, if our gift is showing caring concern for others, we should do it cheerfully.

Luke 10:7

And you should remain in that same house [i.e., the peace-loving one], eating and drinking whatever they serve you, for the worker deserves his wages. Do not move from house to house [i.e., wasting time].

Philippians 2:29

So, you should welcome him in [the fellowship of] the Lord with great joy, and regard such people with honor,

Hebrews 13:7

Remember your leaders who told you God's message. [Note: This probably refers to former preachers who had since died]. Consider the outcome of the way they lived and imitate their faith.

Hebrews 13:17

[You should] obey your leaders [Note: This probably refers to church elders] and submit to their oversight, for they look out for [the welfare of] your souls as men who will give an accounting [for your spiritual progress]. [Be obedient], so that they will be able to do this joyfully and not with sorrow, for that would be unprofitable to you.

Hebrews 13:17

[You should] obey your leaders [Note: This probably refers to church elders] and submit to their oversight, for they look out for [the welfare of] your souls as men who will give an accounting [for your spiritual progress]. [Be obedient], so that they will be able to do this joyfully and not with sorrow, for that would be unprofitable to you.

Hebrews 13:17

[You should] obey your leaders [Note: This probably refers to church elders] and submit to their oversight, for they look out for [the welfare of] your souls as men who will give an accounting [for your spiritual progress]. [Be obedient], so that they will be able to do this joyfully and not with sorrow, for that would be unprofitable to you.

Hebrews 13:17

[You should] obey your leaders [Note: This probably refers to church elders] and submit to their oversight, for they look out for [the welfare of] your souls as men who will give an accounting [for your spiritual progress]. [Be obedient], so that they will be able to do this joyfully and not with sorrow, for that would be unprofitable to you.

Hebrews 13:17

[You should] obey your leaders [Note: This probably refers to church elders] and submit to their oversight, for they look out for [the welfare of] your souls as men who will give an accounting [for your spiritual progress]. [Be obedient], so that they will be able to do this joyfully and not with sorrow, for that would be unprofitable to you.

Hebrews 13:17

[You should] obey your leaders [Note: This probably refers to church elders] and submit to their oversight, for they look out for [the welfare of] your souls as men who will give an accounting [for your spiritual progress]. [Be obedient], so that they will be able to do this joyfully and not with sorrow, for that would be unprofitable to you.

Matthew 9:37-38

Then He said to His disciples, "Certainly there is plenty to harvest but there are [too] few people to do the work."

Matthew 24:25

You see, I have told you [all this] ahead of time.

Luke 10:1-2

Now after these things [happened] the Lord appointed seventy-two other disciples [Note: Some ancient manuscripts say "seventy." This group would have been in addition to the twelve. See Luke 9:1], and sent them two by two on ahead of Him into every town and locality that He planned to visit.

Luke 12:42

And the Lord answered, "Who then is the trustworthy and sensible property manager, to whom his master will assign the management of his household, to provide adequate and timely meals for its members?

John 4:38

I sent you [disciples] to harvest [a crop] that you did not work on; other people have done the work and you have reaped the results of their work." [Note: This is probably an allusion to the preliminary work of preaching done by John, the Immerser, with results occurring under the preaching of the apostles].

Acts 11:30

So, they sent [what was donated] to the elders [of the Judean churches] by Barnabas and Saul.

Acts 20:35

I have demonstrated before you a [good] example in all [these] things, so that you [too] will work hard to help those who are [physically] weak. [Also] remember the words of the Lord Jesus who Himself said, 'It is a greater blessing [for you] to give [to people's needs] than to receive [help yourselves].' "

Acts 28:10

These people also showered many honors on us and when we sailed [away], they brought the provisions we needed and put them aboard [the ship].

Romans 15:27

For they thought it was a good idea, and [besides] they were indebted to those Jewish Christians. For if the Gentiles [have] shared in the spiritual blessings of the Jews, [then] they owe it to those Jews to help meet their material needs.

Romans 16:12

Greetings to Tryphena and Tryphosa, who are workers in [the service of] the Lord and to Persis, my dear friend who worked hard in [the service of] the Lord.

1 Corinthians 3:9

For we are all fellow-workers in God's service; you people are God's farm land; [you are] God's building.

1 Corinthians 9:5-14

Do we not have the right to take a believing [i.e., a Christian] wife with us [on our preaching tours], just like the rest of the apostles, and the Lord's brothers do [i.e., James, Joseph, Judas and Simon. Mark 6:3], and Cephas [i.e., Peter]?

1 Corinthians 15:10

But I am whatever I am because of God's unearned favor, and the favor He showed me was not for nothing [i.e., Paul made the most of his conversion by being extra diligent in his service to God]. But I worked harder than all the other apostles, yet it was not I, but God's favor on me [that accomplished it].

1 Corinthians 16:16

Now I urge you, brothers, that you should also submit to [the leadership of] such people and to everyone [else] who works and labors [with them].

2 Corinthians 6:1

As workers together with God we urge you also, who have received God's unearned favor, do not allow it to be for nothing,

Galatians 6:6

But the person who is taught the word [of God] should provide his teacher with what he needs.

Philippians 2:16

as you hold out [i.e., offer to people] the message of [never ending] life. Then I will have something to boast about on the day of Christ's [return, See 1:6], that I had not run the race for nothing nor had worked for nothing.

Philippians 4:3

Yes, and I am asking you also, [my] faithful partner [Note: This person is unknown, but may have been one of Paul's preacher companions], help those women, for they have worked hard with me in [spreading] the Gospel, along with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow-workers, whose names are in the book of life. [See Rev. 3:5; Heb. 12:23].

1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

But we urge you, brothers, to know [i.e., appreciate and respect] those who work hard among you, and who lead you and warn you in [the fellowship of] the Lord. [Note: These men were probably the elders. See Acts 20:28; Heb. 13:17].

1 Timothy 3:5

For if a man does not know how to manage his own family, how will he be able to take care of the church of God?

1 Timothy 4:6

If you point out these things to the brothers you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, and will be nurtured by the message of the faith and of the good teaching which you have been following.

1 Timothy 4:10

For that reason we work hard and struggle, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, [and] especially of those who believe [in Christ].

1 Timothy 4:16

Pay close attention to yourself and to what you teach [people]. Continue doing these things, for in doing them you will both save yourself and those who listen to you.

1 Timothy 5:3

Show consideration for true widows [i.e., those destitute of family members to care for them].

2 Timothy 2:6

[And] the farmer who works hard should be the first one to receive a share of the crops.

2 Timothy 4:2

Preach the [Gospel] message; be prepared [to do it both] when it is convenient and when it is inconvenient; reprove [i.e., convince people of their wrongdoing], rebuke [i.e., convict people of their sin], and exhort [i.e., urge people to act], with great patience and teaching.

Hebrews 13:24

Greet all of those who are your leaders, and all the saints [i.e., God's holy people]. Those [brothers] from Italy send you their greetings.

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