New Living Translation
"Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come."
King James Bible
For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
Darby Bible Translation
for bodily exercise is profitable for a little, but piety is profitable for everything, having promise of life, of the present one, and of that to come.
World English Bible
For bodily exercise has some value, but godliness has value in all things, having the promise of the life which is now, and of that which is to come.
Young's Literal Translation
for the bodily exercise is unto little profit, and the piety is to all things profitable, a promise having of the life that now is, and of that which is coming;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:8 Bodily exercise profiteth a little - Increases the health and strength of the body.
LibraryGrace Before Meat.
O most gracious God, and loving Father, who feedest all creatures living, which depend upon thy divine providence, we beseech thee, sanctify these creatures, which thou hast ordained for us; give them virtue to nourish our bodies in life and health; and give us grace to receive them soberly and thankfully, as from thy hands; that so, in the strength of these and thy other blessings, we may walk in the uprightness of our hearts, before thy face, this day, and all the days of our lives, through Jesus …
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety
The Daily Walk with Others (ii. ).
Answer to Mr. W's Fifth Objection.
"If they listen and obey God, they will be blessed with prosperity throughout their lives. All their years will be pleasant.
For the wicked will be destroyed, but those who trust in the LORD will possess the land.
The lowly will possess the land and will live in peace and prosperity.
Fear of the LORD leads to life, bringing security and protection from harm.
True humility and fear of the LORD lead to riches, honor, and long life.
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
Anyone who speaks against the Son of Man can be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven, either in this world or in the world to come.
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