New American Standard Bible
if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord.
King James Bible
If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
Darby Bible Translation
if indeed ye have tasted that the Lord is good.
World English Bible
if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious:
Young's Literal Translation
if so be ye did taste that the Lord is gracious,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious - Or rather, as Doddridge renders it, "Since you have tasted that the Lord is gracious." The apostle did not mean to express any doubt on the subject, but to state that, since they had had an experimental acquaintance with the grace of God, they should desire to increase more and more in the knowledge and love of him. On the use of the word "taste," see the notes at Hebrews 6:4.
LibraryChrist the Exemplar
'For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps.'--1 Peter ii. 21. These words are a very striking illustration of the way in which the Gospel brings Christ's principles to bear upon morals and duty. The Apostle is doing nothing more than exhorting a handful of slaves to the full and complete and patient acceptance of their hard lot, and in order to teach a very homely and lowly lesson to the squalid minds of a few captives, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture Ephesians, Peter,John
Mirrors of God
A Defence of the Doctrine of Justification, by Faith in Jesus Christ;
Justification by an Imputed Righteousness;
O taste and see that the LORD is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared,
and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come,
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