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1 Thessalonians 3:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— for now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— for now we [really] live, if you stand firm in the Lord.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— because now we live if *ye* stand firm in [the] Lord.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Because, now, we live,—if only, ye, stand fast in the Lord.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— because now we live, if ye may stand fast in the Lord;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Because now we live, if you stand in the Lord.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For now we liue, if ye stand fast in the Lord.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— And now we live, if you are established in our Lord.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— And now, we live, if ye stand fast in our Lord.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For 3754
{3754} Prime
Neuter of G3748 as conjugation; demonstrative that (sometimes redundant); causatively because.
now 3568
{3568} Prime
A primary particle of present time; 'now' (as adverb of date, a transition or emphasis); also as noun or adjective present or immediate.
we live, 2198
{2198} Prime
A primary verb; to live (literally or figuratively).
<5719> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 3019
if 1437
{1437} Prime
From G1487 and G0302; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.; often used in connection with other particles to denote indefiniteness or uncertainty.
ye 5210
{5210} Prime
Irregular plural of G4771; you (as subject of verb).
stand fast 4739
{4739} Prime
From the perfect tense of G2476; to be stationary, that is, (figuratively) to persevere.
<5725> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Subjunctive (See G5792)
Count - 352
in 1722
{1722} Prime
A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest (intermediate between G1519 and G1537); 'in', at, (up-) on, by, etc.
the Lord. 2962
{2962} Prime
From κῦρος [[kuros]] (supremacy); supreme in authority, that is, (as noun) controller; by implication Mr. (as a respectful title).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Thessalonians 3:8

_ _ now — as the case is; seeing ye stand fast.

_ _ we live — we flourish. It revives us in our affliction to hear of your steadfastness (Psalms 22:26; 2 John 1:3, 2 John 1:4).

_ _ if — implying that the vivid joy which the missionaries “now” feel, will continue if the Thessalonians continue steadfast. They still needed exhortation, 1 Thessalonians 3:10; therefore he subjoins the conditional clause, “if ye,” etc. (Philippians 4:1).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Thessalonians 3:6-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Thessalonians 3:8

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

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Thessalonians 3:8

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

(a) For now you cannot otherwise think of me as at rest and in a good state of being, unless you go forward in religion and faith.

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we live:

1 Samuel 25:6 And thus shall ye say to him that liveth [in prosperity], Peace [be] both to thee, and peace [be] to thine house, and peace [be] unto all that thou hast.
Psalms 30:5 For his anger [endureth but] a moment; in his favour [is] life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy [cometh] in the morning.
Philippians 1:21 For to me to live [is] Christ, and to die [is] gain.


John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, [then] are ye my disciples indeed;
John 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
John 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
Acts 11:23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
Ephesians 3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
Ephesians 4:15-16 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, [even] Christ: ... From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
Ephesians 6:13-14 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. ... Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
Philippians 1:27 Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel;
Philippians 4:1 Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, [my] dearly beloved.
Colossians 1:23 If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and [be] not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, [and] which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;
Hebrews 3:14 For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;
Hebrews 4:14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast [our] profession.
Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of [our] faith without wavering; (for he [is] faithful that promised;)
1 Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle [you].
2 Peter 3:17 Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know [these things] before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness.
Revelation 3:3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
Revelation 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
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1S 25:6. Ps 30:5. Jn 8:31; 15:4, 7. Ac 11:23. 1Co 15:58; 16:13. Ga 5:1. Ep 3:17; 4:15; 6:13. Php 1:21, 27; 4:1. Col 1:23. He 3:14; 4:14; 10:23. 1P 5:10. 2P 3:17. Rv 3:3, 11.

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