New American Standard Bible
so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
King James Bible
That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
Darby Bible Translation
that ye be not sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience have been inheritors of the promises.
World English Bible
that you won't be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherited the promises.
Young's Literal Translation
that ye may not become slothful, but followers of those who through faith and patient endurance are inheriting the promises.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
That ye be not slothful - Indolent; inactive. This was what he was especially desirous of guarding them against. By diligent and strenuous effort only could they secure themselves from the danger of apostasy.
But followers - Imitators - that you may live as they lived.
Of them who through faith and patience - By faith, or confidence in God, and by patience in suffering - referring to those who in times of trial had remained faithful to God, and had been admitted to heaven. In Hebrews 11, the apostle has given a long list of such persevering and faithful friends of God; see the notes on that chapter.
The promise - The promise of heaven.
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So you will walk in the way of good men And keep to the paths of the righteous.
He who leads the upright astray in an evil way Will himself fall into his own pit, But the blameless will inherit good.
2 Thessalonians 1:4
therefore, we ourselves speak proudly of you among the churches of God for your perseverance and faith in the midst of all your persecutions and afflictions which you endure.
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?
Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith.
knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
If anyone is destined for captivity, to captivity he goes; if anyone kills with the sword, with the sword he must be killed. Here is the perseverance and the faith of the saints.
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