1 Corinthians 16:13
New International Version
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

New Living Translation
Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.

English Standard Version
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

Berean Study Bible
Be on the alert. Stand firm in the faith. Be men of courage. Be strong.

Berean Literal Bible
Watch you; stand firm in the faith; act like men; be strong.

New American Standard Bible
Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

King James Bible
Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

Christian Standard Bible
Be alert, stand firm in the faith, be courageous, be strong.

Contemporary English Version
Keep alert. Be firm in your faith. Stay brave and strong.

Good News Translation
Be alert, stand firm in the faith, be brave, be strong.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Be alert, stand firm in the faith, act like a man, be strong.

International Standard Version
Remain alert. Keep standing firm in your faith. Keep on being courageous and strong.

NET Bible
Stay alert, stand firm in the faith, show courage, be strong.

New Heart English Bible
Watch. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Be alert and stand in the faith; be valiant; be strong.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Be alert. Be firm in the Christian faith. Be courageous and strong.

New American Standard 1977
Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.

King James 2000 Bible
Watch, stand fast in the faith, be men, be strong.

American King James Version
Watch you, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

American Standard Version
Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Watch ye, stand fast in the faith,do manfully, and be strengthened.

Darby Bible Translation
Be vigilant; stand fast in the faith; quit yourselves like men; be strong.

English Revised Version
Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

Webster's Bible Translation
Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, acquit yourselves like men, be strong.

Weymouth New Testament
Be on the alert; stand firm in the faith; acquit yourselves like men; be strong.

World English Bible
Watch! Stand firm in the faith! Be courageous! Be strong!

Young's Literal Translation
Watch ye, stand in the faith; be men, be strong;
Study Bible
Concluding Exhortations
12Now about our brother Apollos: I strongly urged him to go to you with the brothers. He was not at all inclined to go now, but he will go when he has the opportunity. 13Be on the alert. Stand firm in the faith. Be men of courage. Be strong. 14Do everything in love.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 4:9
Take courage and be men, O Philistines! Otherwise, you will serve the Hebrews just as they served you. Now be men and fight!"

2 Samuel 10:12
Be strong and let us fight bravely for our people and for the cities of our God. May the LORD do what is good in His sight."

Psalm 31:24
Be strong and courageous, all you who hope in the LORD.

Matthew 24:42
Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day on which your Lord will come.

1 Corinthians 15:1
Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, and in which you stand firm.

Galatians 5:1
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be encumbered once more by a yoke of slavery.

Ephesians 3:16
I pray that out of the riches of His glory He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being,

Ephesians 6:10
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.

Philippians 1:27
Nevertheless, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in one spirit, contending side by side for the faith of the gospel,

Philippians 4:1
Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, that is how you must stand firm in the Lord, my beloved.

Colossians 1:11
being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have full endurance and patience, and joyfully

1 Thessalonians 3:8
For now we can go on living, as long as you are standing firm in the Lord.

2 Thessalonians 2:15
Therefore, brothers, stand firm and cling to the traditions we taught you, whether by speech or by letter.

Treasury of Scripture

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

Watch.

Matthew 24:42-44
Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come…

Matthew 25:13
Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Matthew 26:41
Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

stand.

1 Corinthians 15:1,2,58
Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; …

2 Corinthians 1:24
Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.

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.

quit.

1 Corinthians 9:25-27
And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible…

1 Corinthians 14:20
Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.

1 Samuel 4:9
Be strong, and quit yourselves like men, O ye Philistines, that ye be not servants unto the Hebrews, as they have been to you: quit yourselves like men, and fight.

be.

Joshua 1:6,7,9,18
Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them…

1 Kings 2:2
I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and shew thyself a man;

1 Chronicles 28:10
Take heed now; for the LORD hath chosen thee to build an house for the sanctuary: be strong, and do it.







Lexicon
Be on the alert.
Γρηγορεῖτε (Grēgoreite)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1127: (a) I am awake (in the night), watch, (b) I am watchful, on the alert, vigilant. From egeiro; to keep awake, i.e. Watch.

Stand firm
στήκετε (stēkete)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4739: To stand fast, stand firm, persevere. From the perfect tense of histemi; to be stationary, i.e. to persevere.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

the
τῇ (tē)
Article - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

faith.
πίστει (pistei)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4102: Faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.

Be men of courage.
ἀνδρίζεσθε (andrizesthe)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 407: To act like a man, be brave. Middle voice from aner; to act manly.

Be strong.
κραταιοῦσθε (krataiousthe)
Verb - Present Imperative Middle or Passive - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2901: To strengthen, confirm; pass: I grow strong, become strong. From krataios; to empower, i.e. increase in vigor.
(13, 14) Watch ye, stand fast.--These words of stirring exhortation come in here somewhat abruptly. It is possible that they conclude the epistle so far--the Apostle intending to add immediately before sending it, the verses which follow, and which contain messages from, or commendations of their friends who were with him. Living in a profound consciousness of the uncertainty of life, St. Paul might wish not to have such references to friends with him added until the last moment along with his own autograph (see 1Corinthians 16:21). The Apostle's mind is full of the hope of beneficial results following from this letter and from the exertions of Titus; yet, after all, everything depends upon the Corinthians themselves. Chrysostom's Note on these words brings out their meaning well. "Now in saying these things, he seems indeed to advise; but he is reprimanding them as indolent. Wherefore he saith, Watch, as though they slept; stand, as though they were rocking to and fro; quit you like men, as though they were playing the coward; let all your things be done with charity, as though they were in dissensions. And the first caution refers to the deceivers, viz., Watch, stand; the next to those who plot against us, quit you like men; the third to those who make parties and endeavour to distract, let all your things be done with charity, which thing is the bond of perfection, and the root and the fountain of all blessings."

Verse 13. - Watch, etc. The brief impetuous imperatives show a sudden burst of emotion as he draws to a close. The next clause seems like an after-thought. Watchfulness (1 Thessalonians 5:6; 1 Peter 5:8; Revelation 3:2; Revelation 16:15), steadfastness (Philippians 1:27), and strength (Ephesians 6:10; Colossians 1:11; 2 Timothy 2:1), and love (1 Corinthians 13; 1 Peter 4:8, etc.) were frequent subjects of Christian exhortation. The verb which expresses Christian manliness ("Play the men!") occurs here only. It is found in the LXX. of Joshua 1:6. They needed, as Chrysostom says, all these exhortations, for they were, in Christian matters, drowsy, unstable, effeminate, and factions. 16:13-18 A Christian is always in danger, therefore should ever be on the watch. He should be fixed in the faith of the gospel, and never desert or give it up. By this faith alone he will be able to keep his ground in an hour of temptation. Christians should be careful that charity not only reigns in their hearts, but shines in their lives. There is a great difference between Christian firmness and feverish warmth and transport. The apostle gave particular directions as to some who served the cause of Christ among them. Those who serve the saints, those who desire the honour of the churches, and to remove reproaches from them, are to be thought much of, and loved. They should willingly acknowledge the worth of such, and all who laboured with or helped the apostle.
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