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“Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.”

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1 Corinthians 16:13 Translation & Meaning

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Watch ye, Γρηγορεῖτε To keep awake, i.e., watch (literally or figuratively) Watch
stand fast στήκετε To be stationary, i.e., (figuratively) to persevere stand fast
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
the τῇ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
faith, πίστει Persuasion, i.e., credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly, constancy in such profession; by extension, the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself faith
quit you like men, ἀνδρίζεσθε To act manly quit like men
be strong. κραταιοῦσθε To empower, i.e., (passively) increase in vigor strong

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  • 11  Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren.

  • 12  As touching our brother Apollos, I greatly desired him to come unto you with the brethren: but his will was not at all to come at this time; but he will come when he shall have convenient time.

  • 13  Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

  • 14  Let all your things be done with charity.

  • 15  I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)


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