English Standard Version
and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.
King James Bible
By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
American Standard Version
by which also ye are saved, if ye hold fast the word which I preached unto you, except ye believed in vain.
By which also you are saved, if you hold fast after what manner I preached unto you, unless you have believed in vain.
English Revised Version
by which also ye are saved; I make known, I say, in what words I preached it unto you, if ye hold it fast, except ye believed in vain.
Webster's Bible Translation
By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached to you, unless ye have believed in vain.
Weymouth New Testament
through which also you are obtaining salvation, if you bear in mind the words in which I proclaimed it--unless indeed your faith has been unreal from the very first.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
If ye keep in memory what, etc.
I see no good reason for departing from the arrangement of the A.V., which states that the salvation of the readers depends on their holding fast the word preached. Rev. reads: through which ye are saved; I make known, I say, in what words I preached it unto you, if ye hold it fast, etc. This is certainly very awkward, making Paul say that their holding it fast was the condition on which he preached it. American Rev. as A.V.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
keep in memory. or, hold fast.
what I preached. Gr. by what speech I preached. unless.
Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God's kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness. Otherwise you too will be cut off.
1 Corinthians 11:2
Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you.
Did you suffer so many things in vain--if indeed it was in vain?
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