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5:17 elders. See note 3:1; “Pastors and Pastoral Care” at 1 Pet. 5:2.
double honor. The honor of the position as well as financial remuneration (v. 18).
especially . . . teaching. This is a reference to two kinds of elders: those who govern the church and those who, in addition, carry out the more specialized ministry of preaching and teaching.