1 Corinthians 16:16

16 to submit to such people and to everyone who joins in the work and labors at it.

1 Corinthians 16:16 in Other Translations

16 That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth.
16 be subject to such as these, and to every fellow worker and laborer.
16 to submit to them and others like them who serve with such devotion.
16 honor and look up to people like that: companions and workers who show us how to do it, giving us something to aspire to.
16 also to submit to such people, and to everyone who works and labors with them.

1 Corinthians 16:16 Meaning and Commentary

1 Corinthians 16:16

That ye submit yourselves to such
To persons of such a character, and in such an office; if in ministering to poor saints, by assisting them, and by putting into their hands; and putting it in their power to discharge their work fully, in which they were so heartily concerned; and if in the work of the ministry of the word, by attending their ministrations, receiving the truths delivered by them with faith and love, so far as they appeared to be agreeably to the word of God; hearkening to their admonitions, counsels and advice, regarding their censures and reproofs by the authority of the church, and in their name, and by subjection to the laws of Christ's house, as put in execution by them, see ( Hebrews 13:17 ) ,

and to everyone that helpeth with us;
in any form, whether by relieving the poor, or by preaching the Gospel:

and laboureth;
in the Lord's vineyard, in the word and doctrine, for the good of souls, and the glory of Christ: for such are worthy of double honour, and ought to be valued and esteemed for their works' sake, and submitted to in everything that is according to the rules of the Gospel.

1 Corinthians 16:16 In-Context

14 Do everything in love.
15 You know that the household of Stephanas were the first converts in Achaia, and they have devoted themselves to the service of the Lord’s people. I urge you, brothers and sisters,
16 to submit to such people and to everyone who joins in the work and labors at it.
17 I was glad when Stephanas, Fortunatus and Achaicus arrived, because they have supplied what was lacking from you.
18 For they refreshed my spirit and yours also. Such men deserve recognition.

Cross References 1

  • 1. 1 Thessalonians 5:12; Hebrews 13:17
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