1-thessalonians 5:25


King James Version (KJV)

Brothers, pray for us.

American King James Version (AKJV)

Brothers, pray for us.

American Standard Version (ASV)

Brethren, pray for us.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

Brothers, keep us in mind in your prayers.

Webster's Revision

Brethren, pray for us.

World English Bible

Brothers, pray for us.

English Revised Version (ERV)

Brethren, pray for us.

Clarke's 1-thessalonians 5:25 Bible Commentary

Pray for me - Even apostles, while acting under an extraordinary mission, and enjoying the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, felt the necessity of the prayers of the faithful. God requires that his people should pray for his ministers; and it is not to be wondered at, if they who pray not for their preachers should receive no benefit from their teaching. How can they expect God to send a message by him, for whom they, who are the most interested, have not prayed? If the grace and Spirit of Christ be not worth the most earnest prayers which a man can offer, they, and the heaven to which they lead, are not worth having.

Barnes's 1-thessalonians 5:25 Bible Commentary

Brethren, pray for us - A request which the apostle often makes; notes on Hebrews 13:18. He was a man of like passions as others: liable to the same temptations; engaged in an arduous work; often called to meet with opposition, and exposed to peril and want, and he especially needed the prayers of the people of God. A minister, surrounded as he is by temptations, is in great danger if he has not the prayers of his people. Without those prayers, he will be likely to accomplish little in the cause of his Master. His own devotions in the sanctuary will be formal and frigid, and the word which he preaches will be likely to come from a cold and heavy heart, and to fall also on cold and heavy hearts. There is no way in which a people can better advance the cause of piety in their own hearts, than by praying much for their minister.

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