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1 Thessalonians 3:8

    1 Thessalonians 3:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    for now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    For it is life to us if you keep your faith in the Lord unchanged.

    Webster's Revision

    for now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord.

    World English Bible

    For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    for now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord.

    Definitions for 1 Thessalonians 3:8

    Fast - Abstaining from food.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 3:8

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Thessalonians 3:8

    For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord - This is equivalent to saying, "My life and comfort depend on your stability in the faith, and your correct Christian walk;" compare Martial 6:70. Non est vivere, sed valere, vita - "Life consists not merely in living, but in the enjoyment of health." See also Seneca, Epis. 99, and Manilius, 1 Thessalonians 4:5, as quoted by Wetstein. The meaning here is, that Paul now enjoyed life; he had that which constituted real life, in the fact that they acted as became Christians, and so as to show that his labor among them had not been in vain. The same thing here affirmed is true of all faithful ministers of the gospel. They feel that they have something that may be called life, and that is worth living for, when those to whom they preach maintain a close walk with God.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Thessalonians 3:8

    3:8 Now we live - Indeed; we enjoy life: so great is our affection for you.