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1 Corinthians 16:18

    1 Corinthians 16:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For they have refreshed my spirit and yours: therefore acknowledge ye them that are such.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For they have refreshed my spirit and your's: therefore acknowledge you them that are such.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For they refreshed my spirit and yours: acknowledge ye therefore them that are such.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For they gave comfort to my spirit and to yours: for which cause give respect to such people.

    Webster's Revision

    For they refreshed my spirit and yours: acknowledge ye therefore them that are such.

    World English Bible

    For they refreshed my spirit and yours. Therefore acknowledge those who are like that.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For they refreshed my spirit and yours: acknowledge ye therefore them that are such.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 16:18

    They have refreshed my spirit and yours - They have been a means of contributing greatly to my comfort; and what contributes to my comfort must increase yours. This is probably the meaning of the apostle.

    Therefore acknowledge ye them - Pay them particular respect, and let all be held in esteem in proportion to their work and usefulness. When this is made the rule of respect and esteem, then foolish and capricious attachments will have no place. A man will then be honored in proportion to his merit; and his merit will be estimated by his usefulness among men.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Corinthians 16:18

    For they have refreshed my spirit - By their presence and conversation. They have given me information respecting the state of things in the church; and their society has been with me of the most gratifying and cheering kind.

    And yours - "By removing," says Locke, "those suspicions and fears that were on both sides." "By thus supplying your absence, they have benefited us both. For Paul gained information of those absent, and they gained in the counsel afforded to them by the apostle" - Bloomfield. "For they refreshed my spirit by their obliging behavior and edifying conversation, as, I doubt not, they have often refreshed yours by their ministrations among you" - Doddridge. The sense seems to be, that their visit to him would be a benefit to both; would result in imparting comfort, a good understanding, an increase of their mutual attachment, and ultimately a large accession to their mutual joy when they should again meet.

    Therefore acknowledge ye them that are such - Receive affectionately; recognize as brethren; cherish, treat kindly all that evince such a spirit; see the notes on 1 Corinthians 16:15-16. The apostle here designs, evidently, that the Corinthians should receive them kindly on their return, and regard with deference and respect the counsel which they might offer, and the message which they might bear from him.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Corinthians 16:18

    16:18 For they have refreshed my spirit and yours - Inasmuch as you share in my comfort. Such therefore acknowledge - With suitable love and respect.