New International Version
perseverance, character; and character, hope.
King James Bible
And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
Darby Bible Translation
and endurance, experience; and experience, hope;
World English Bible
and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope:
Young's Literal Translation
and the endurance, experience; and the experience, hope;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And patience, experience - Δὀκιμεν, Full proof, by trial, of the truth of our religion, the solidity of our Christian state, and the faithfulness of our God. In such cases we have the opportunity of putting our religion to the test; and, by every such test, it receives the deeper sterling stamp. The apostle uses here also a metaphor taken from the purifying, refining, and testing of silver and gold.
Experience, hope - For we thus calculate, that he who has supported us in the past will support us in those which may yet come; and as we have received so much spiritual profiting by means of the sufferings through which we have already passed, we may profit equally by those which are yet to come: and this hope prevents us from dreading coming trials; we receive them as means of grace, and find that all things work together for good to them that love God.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryMarch 20. "They which Receive Abundance of Grace and the Gift of Righteousness Shall Reign in Life" (Rom. v. 17).
"They which receive abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness shall reign in life" (Rom. v. 17). Precious souls sometimes fight tremendous battles in order to attain to righteousness in trying places. Perhaps the heart has become wrong in some matter where temptation has been allowed to overcome, or at least to turn it aside from its singleness unto God; and the conflict is a terrible one as it seeks to adjust itself and be right with God, and finds itself baffled by its own spiritual foes, …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
Access into Grace
For whom did Christ Die?
Sin and Grace
Stand firm, and you will win life.
But you know that Timothy has proved himself, because as a son with his father he has served with me in the work of the gospel.
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
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