New American Standard Bible
storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is life indeed.
King James Bible
Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.
Darby Bible Translation
laying by for themselves a good foundation for the future, that they may lay hold of what is really life.
World English Bible
laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold of eternal life.
Young's Literal Translation
treasuring up to themselves a right foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on the life age-during.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Laying up in store for themselves ... - The meaning of this verse is, that they were to make such a use of their property that it would contribute to their eternal welfare. It might be the means of exalted happiness and honor in heaven, if they would so use it as not to interfere with religion in the soul, and so as to do the most good possible. See the sentiment in this verse explained at length in the notes on Luke 16:9.
LibraryAugust the Thirty-First the Real Gains and Losses
"Godliness with contentment is great gain." --1 TIMOTHY vi. 6-16. And so I must go into my heart if I would make a true estimate of my gains and losses. The calculation is not to be made in my bank-books, or as I stride over my broad acres, or inspect my well-filled barns. These are the mere outsides of things, and do not enter into the real balance-sheet of my life. We can no more estimate the success of a life by methods like these than we can adjudge an oil-painting by the sense of smell. What …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
A Plain Description of the Essence and Attributes of God, Out of the Holy Scripture, So Far as Every Christian must Competently Know, and Necessarily Believe, that Will be Saves.
Conflict and Comfort.
"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God," &C.
Divide your portion to seven, or even to eight, for you do not know what misfortune may occur on the earth.
"But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal;
Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
1 Timothy 6:12
Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
2 Timothy 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, according to the promise of life in Christ Jesus,
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