1 Thessalonians 3:8
New International Version
For now we really live, since you are standing firm in the Lord.

New Living Translation
It gives us new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord.

English Standard Version
For now we live, if you are standing fast in the Lord.

Berean Study Bible
For now we can go on living, as long as you are standing firm in the Lord.

Berean Literal Bible
For now we live, if you are standing firm in the Lord.

New American Standard Bible
for now we really live, if you stand firm in the Lord.

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

Christian Standard Bible
For now we live, if you stand firm in the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
Your strong faith in the Lord is like a breath of new life.

Good News Translation
because now we really live if you stand firm in your life in union with the Lord.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For now we live, if you stand firm in the Lord.

International Standard Version
For now we can go on living, as long as you continue to stand firm in the Lord.

NET Bible
For now we are alive again, if you stand firm in the Lord.

New Heart English Bible
For now we live, since you stand firm in the Lord.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And now we live, if you will abide in Our Lord.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now we can go on living as long as you keep your relationship with the Lord firm.

New American Standard 1977
for now we really live, if you stand firm in the Lord.

Jubilee Bible 2000
for now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord.

King James 2000 Bible
For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord.

American King James Version
For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because now we live, if you stand in the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
because now we live if ye stand firm in [the] Lord.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord.

Weymouth New Testament
For now life is for us life indeed, since you are standing fast in the Lord.

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

Young's Literal Translation
because now we live, if ye may stand fast in the Lord;
Study Bible
Timothy's Encouraging Report
7For this reason, brothers, in all our distress and persecution, we have been reassured about you, because of your faith. 8For now we can go on living, as long as you are standing firm in the Lord. 9How can we adequately thank God for you in return for our great joy over you in His presence?…
Cross References
1 Corinthians 16:13
Be on the alert. Stand firm in the faith. Be men of courage. Be strong.

1 Thessalonians 3:7
For this reason, brothers, in all our distress and persecution, we have been reassured about you, because of your faith.

Treasury of Scripture

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

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.

Psalm 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.

if.

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 15:4,7
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…

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.







Lexicon
For
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

now
νῦν (nyn)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3568: A primary particle of present time; 'now'; also as noun or adjective present or immediate.

we can go on living,
ζῶμεν (zōmen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2198: To live, be alive. A primary verb; to live.

as long as
ἐὰν (ean)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1437: If. From ei and an; a conditional particle; in case that, provided, etc.

you
ὑμεῖς (hymeis)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

are standing firm
στήκετε (stēkete)
Verb - Present Indicative 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] Lord.
Κυρίῳ (Kyriō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.
(8) Now we live, if.--"Now" contrasts the new life and vigour which the "gospel of their faith and charity" had infused into the Apostle, with the deadly sinking he had felt at the thought of their possible apostacy. At the same time the "if" has the half-future sense, as though St. Paul meant that the continuance of this "life" was contingent upon their continued steadfastness. Another interpretation has been suggested, according to which both the "we" and "ye" are perfectly general, and therefore interchangeable, and the sense is made to be a vague proposition, "for standing fast in the Lord is a sine qua non of life"--life in the theological sense: and parts of Romans 7, 8 are compared. This interpretation, however, suits the Greek as little as the context.

Verse 8. - For now we live. Not to be referred to the eternal and future life (Chrysostom); or to be weakened as if it merely signified, "We relish and enjoy life notwithstanding our affliction and distress" (Pelt); but the meaning is the good tidings which Timothy has brought have imparted new life unto us; "we are in the full strength and freshness of life, we do not feel the sorrows and tribulations which the outer world prepares for us" (Lunemann). The apostle considers his condition of affliction and distress as a kind of death: so, elsewhere he says, "I die daily" (1 Corinthians 15:31); and from which death he was now again raised to life. If; provided - a hypothetical assumption. Ye stand fast; continue firm in the faith of the gospel. In the Lord; the element of true life. 3:6-10 Thankfulness to God is very imperfect in the present state; but one great end of the ministry of the word is to help faith forward. That which was the instrument to obtain faith, is also the means of increasing and confirming it, namely, the ordinances of God; and as faith cometh by hearing, so it is confirmed by hearing also.
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