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1 Thessalonians 2:19

    1 Thessalonians 2:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of glorying? Are not even ye, before our Lord Jesus at his coming?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For what is our hope or joy or crown of glory? Are not even you, before our Lord Jesus, at his coming?

    Webster's Revision

    For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of glorying? Are not even ye, before our Lord Jesus at his coming?

    World English Bible

    For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Isn't it even you, before our Lord Jesus at his coming?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of glorying? Are not even ye, before our Lord Jesus at his coming?

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:19

    For what is our hope - I can have no prospects from earth; I have forsaken all for the Gospel; and esteem every thing it can afford as dross and dung, that I may gain Christ. Why then should I continually labor at the risk of my life, preaching the Gospel? Is it not to get your souls saved, that ye may be my crown of rejoicing in the day of Christ? For this I labor; and, having planted the Gospel among you, I wish to take every opportunity of watering it, that it may grow up unto eternal life.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Thessalonians 2:19

    For what is our hope - That is, "I had a strong desire to see you; to assist you; to enjoy your friendship; for you are my hope and joy, and my absence does not arise from a want of affection." The meaning, when he says that they were his "hope," is, that their conversion and salvation was one of the grounds of his hope of future blessedness. It was an evidence that he was a faithful servant of God, and that he would be rewarded in heaven.

    Or joy - The source of joy here and in heaven.

    Or crown of rejoicing - Margin, as in Greek, "glorying;" that is, boasting, or exulting. The allusion is, probably, to the victors at the Grecian games; and the sense is, that he rejoiced in their conversion as the victor there did in the garland which he had won; notes, 1 Corinthians 9:24-27.

    Are not even ye - Or, will not you be?

    In the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming - "When the Lord Jesus appears at the end of the world, then our highest source of happiness and honor will be your conversion and salvation." Then their salvation would be a proof of his fidelity. It would fill his soul with the highest happiness, that he had been the means of saving them from ruin.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Thessalonians 2:19

    2:19 Ye also - As well as our other children.