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For now we really live, since you are standing firm in the Lord.
King James Bible
For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord.
Darby Bible Translation
because now we live if *ye* stand firm in [the] Lord.
World English Bible
For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord.
Young's Literal Translation
because now we live, if ye may stand fast in the Lord;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For now we live - Your steadfastness in the faith gives me new life and comfort; I now feel that I live to some purpose, as my labor in the Lord is not in vain.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryWhether the Movement of the Saints Will be Instantaneous?
Objection 1: It would seem that movement of the saints will be instantaneous. For Augustine says (De Civ. Dei xxii, 30) that "wherever the spirit listeth there will the body be." Now the movement of the will, whereby the spirit wishes to be anywhere, is instantaneous. Therefore the body's movement will be instantaneous. Objection 2: Further, the Philosopher (Phys. iv, 8) proves that there is no movement through a vacuum, because it would follow that something moves instantaneously, since a vacuum …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
The Beginning of the New Testament
1 Corinthians 16:13
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
1 Thessalonians 3:7
Therefore, brothers and sisters, in all our distress and persecution we were encouraged about you because of your faith.
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