New International Version
If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.
King James Bible
If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
Darby Bible Translation
If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are [the] most miserable of all men.
World English Bible
If we have only hoped in Christ in this life, we are of all men most pitiable.
Young's Literal Translation
if in this life we have hope in Christ only, of all men we are most to be pitied.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
If in this life only we have hope - It would be better to translate and point this verse as follows: - And, if in this life we have hoped in Christ only, we are more to be pitied than all men. If, in this life, we have no other hope and confidence but in Christ, (and if he be still dead, and not yet risen), we are more to be pitied than any other men; we are sadly deceived; we have denied ourselves, and been denied by others; have mortified ourselves, and been persecuted by our fellow creatures on account of our belief and hope in One who is not existing, and therefore can neither succor us here, nor reward us hereafter. Bishop Pearce.
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In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,
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