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1 Corinthians 16:16

    1 Corinthians 16:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    That ye submit yourselves unto such, and to every one that helpeth with us, and laboureth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    That you submit yourselves to such, and to every one that helps with us, and labors.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    that ye also be in subjection unto such, and to every one that helpeth in the work and laboreth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    That you put yourselves under such, and under everyone who is helping the Lord's work.

    Webster's Revision

    that ye also be in subjection unto such, and to every one that helpeth in the work and laboreth.

    World English Bible

    that you also be in subjection to such, and to everyone who helps in the work and labors.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    that ye also be in subjection unto such, and to every one that helpeth in the work and laboureth.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 16:16

    That ye submit yourselves unto such - That ye have due regard to them, and consider them as especial instruments in the hand of God for countenancing and carrying on his great work. The submission here recommended does not imply obedience, but kind and courteous demeanour. Kypke vindicates this sense of the word from Ephesians 5:21; 1 Peter 5:5.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 16:16

    That ye submit yourselves ... - The word used here means evidently that you would show them proper deference and regard; that you would treat them with distinguished respect and honor for what they have done.

    And to everyone that helpeth with us ... - Everyone who aids us in the ministry, or provides for our needs, etc. It is possible that Stephanas lived among them at this time (Note, 1 Corinthians 1:16), though he had been converted in Achaia; and it is probable that, as Corinth was a central place and a thoroughfare, others might come among them who were the personal friends of Paul, and who had aided him in the ministry. Towards all such he bespeaks their kind, and tender, and respectful regards.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Corinthians 16:16

    16:16 That ye also - In your turn. Submit to such - So repaying their free service. And to every one that worketh with us and laboureth - That labours in the gospel either with or without a fellow - labourer.