1 Corinthians 16:22
New International Version
If anyone does not love the Lord, let that person be cursed! Come, Lord!

New Living Translation
If anyone does not love the Lord, that person is cursed. Our Lord, come!

English Standard Version
If anyone has no love for the Lord, let him be accursed. Our Lord, come!

Berean Study Bible
If anyone does not love the Lord, let him be under a divine curse. Come, O Lord!

Berean Literal Bible
If anyone does not love the Lord, let him be accursed. Maranatha!

New American Standard Bible
If anyone does not love the Lord, he is to be accursed. Maranatha.

King James Bible
If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.

Christian Standard Bible
If anyone does not love the Lord, a curse be on him. Our Lord, come!

Contemporary English Version
I pray that God will put a curse on everyone who doesn't love the Lord. And may the Lord come soon.

Good News Translation
Whoever does not love the Lord--a curse on him! Marana tha--Our Lord, come!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If anyone does not love the Lord, a curse be on him. Marana tha that is, Lord, come!

International Standard Version
If anyone doesn't love the Lord, let him be condemned! May our Lord come!

NET Bible
Let anyone who has no love for the Lord be accursed. Our Lord, come!

New Heart English Bible
If anyone does not love the Lord, a curse be on him. Our Lord, come.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Whoever does not love our Lord Yeshua The Messiah, let him be damned. our Lord has come.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
If anyone doesn't love the Lord, let him be cursed! Our Lord, come!

New American Standard 1977
If anyone does not love the Lord, let him be accursed. Maranatha.

Jubilee Bible 2000
If any man does not love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be anathema. Our Lord has come.

King James 2000 Bible
If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.

American King James Version
If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.

American Standard Version
If any man loveth not the Lord, let him be anathema. Maranatha.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If any man love not our Lord Jesus Christ, let him be anathema, maranatha.

Darby Bible Translation
If any one love not the Lord [Jesus Christ] let him be Anathema Maranatha.

English Revised Version
If any man loveth not the Lord, let him be anathema. Maranatha.

Webster's Bible Translation
If any man loveth not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema, Maran-atha.

Weymouth New Testament
If any one is destitute of love to the Lord, let him be accursed. OUR LORD IS COMING.

World English Bible
If any man doesn't love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed. Come, Lord!

Young's Literal Translation
if any one doth not love the Lord Jesus Christ -- let him be anathema! The Lord hath come!
Study Bible
Final Greetings
21This greeting is in my own hand—Paul. 22If anyone does not love the Lord, let him be under a divine curse. Come, O Lord! 23The grace of the Lord Jesus be with you.…
Cross References
Romans 9:3
For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my own flesh and blood,

Philippians 4:5
Let your gentleness be apparent to all. The Lord is near.

Revelation 22:20
He who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming soon." Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!

Treasury of Scripture

If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.

love.

Song of Solomon 1:3,4,7
Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee…

Song of Solomon 3:1-3
By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not…

Song of Solomon 5:16
His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.

Anathema.

Matthew 25:41,46
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: …

Acts 23:14
And they came to the chief priests and elders, and said, We have bound ourselves under a great curse, that we will eat nothing until we have slain Paul.

Romans 9:3
For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:







Lexicon
If
Εἴ (Ei)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1487: If. A primary particle of conditionality; if, whether, that, etc.

anyone
τις (tis)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

{does} not
οὐ (ou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

love
φιλεῖ (philei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 5368: From philos; to be a friend to (an individual or an object), i.e. Have affection for; specially, to kiss.

the
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine 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.

Lord,
Κύριον (Kyrion)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

let him be
ἤτω (ētō)
Verb - Present Imperative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

under a divine curse.
ἀνάθεμα (anathema)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 331: A votive offering, a thing devoted to God; a curse, the thing cursed. From anatithemai; a ban or excommunicated.

Come,
Μαράνα (Marana)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3134: Of Chaldee origin; maranatha, i.e. An exclamation of the approaching divine judgment.

O Lord!
θά (tha)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3134: Of Chaldee origin; maranatha, i.e. An exclamation of the approaching divine judgment.
(22) If any man love not the Lord Jesus.--From all the argument and controversy which form the main portion of the Epistle, the Apostle with his own hand brings back the thoughts of the Corinthians to the true test of their Christianity. Do they love the Lord Jesus? The word here used for love signifies not merely affectionate regard, but personal devotion.

Let him be Anathema Maran-atha.--Better Let him be Anathema. Maranatha. There is no connection between these two words. Anathema signifies "accursed." The absence of love to Christ is condemnation. The word Maranatha is a Syriac expression--"the Lord is at hand," or "the Lord is come;" probably the former. The uncertainty of the moment when the Lord may come is the most solemn thought with which to remind them of the importance of being one with Christ. Stanley gives the following interesting Note:--"The name Maronite is sometimes explained by a tradition that the Jews in their expectation of the Messiah were constantly saying, Maran (Lord). To which the Christians answered, Maranatha (The Lord is come), why do you expect Him? Hence the name, 'Maronite' is applied to the Jews, especially Spanish Jews and Moors who confessed Maran, but not Maranatha."

Verse 22. - If any man love not, etc. This sentence (as in Colossians 4:18; Ephesians 6:24) is part of the autograph salutation. The verb here used for "love" (philo) was perhaps suggested by the word for "kiss" (philema). The word generally used for "love of God" is agapae (Ephesians 6:24), which implies less warmth, but deeper reverence. But this passage is full of emotion. Let him be Anathema. The word only occurs elsewhere in 1 Corinthians 12:3; Acts 23:13; Romans 9:3; Galatians 1:8, 9 (comp. Matthew 26:74, "to curse"). It is the equivalent of the Hebrew cherem, a ban (Leviticus 27:29; Joshua 6:17, etc.). I cannot pretend to understand what St. Paul means by it, unless it be "Let personal love to Christ be the essential of Christian fellowship, and let him who has it not be regarded as apart from the Church." Commentators call it "an imprecation," or "malediction," and say that it means "Let him be devoted to God's wrath and judgment." That language is, indeed, very like the language of religious hatred and religious usurpation in all ages, but it is the very antithesis to the general tone of the apostle. If this were the meaning, it would seem to resemble the very spirit which Christ himself severely rebuked as the Elijah spirit, not the Christ spirit. But I do not believe that, even in a passing outburst of strong emotion, St. Paul had any such meaning. For

(1) the Jews used cherem, not only of the severer form of excommunication (shem atha), but even of the milder and by no means severe temporary form (nidui); and

(2) it cannot be more severe than "handing over to Satan" (1 Corinthians 5:5; 1 Timothy 1:20), which was merciful in its purpose. Maran-atha; two words, the Lord cometh; like the Jewish shem atha, "the Name cometh," or, "the Lord comes." It seems to be an appeal to the judgment of Christ, and may possibly have been an allusion to Malachi 4:6, the words with which the Old Testament ends (see Jude 1:14, 15). 16:19-24 Christianity by no means destroys civility. Religion should promote a courteous and obliging temper towards all. Those give a false idea of religion, and reproach it, who would take encouragement from it to be sour and morose. And Christian salutations are not mere empty compliments; but are real expressions of good-will to others, and commend them to the Divine grace and blessing. Every Christian family should be as a Christian church. Wherever two or three are gathered together in the name of Christ, and he is among them, there is a church. Here is a solemn warning. Many who have Christ's name much in their mouths, have no true love to him in their hearts. None love him in truth, who do not love his laws, and keep his commandments. Many are Christians in name, who do not love Christ Jesus the Lord in sincerity. Such are separated from the people of God, and the favour of God. Those who love not the Lord Jesus Christ, must perish without remedy. Let us not rest in any religious profession where there is not the love of Christ, earnest desires for his salvation, gratitude for his mercies, and obedience to his commandments. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ has in it all that is good, for time and for eternity. To wish that our friends may have this grace with them, is wishing them the utmost good. And this we should wish all our friends and brethren in Christ. We can wish them nothing greater, and we should wish them nothing less. True Christianity makes us wish those whom we love, the blessings of both worlds; this is meant in wishing the grace of Christ to be with them. The apostle had dealt plainly with the Corinthians, and told them of their faults with just severity; but he parts in love, and with a solemn profession of his love to them for Christ's sake. May our love be with all who are in Christ Jesus. Let us try whether all things appear worthless to us, when compared with Christ and his righteousness. Do we allow ourselves in any known sin, or in the neglect of any known duty? By such inquiries, faithfully made, we may judge of the state of our souls.
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