New American Standard Bible
So, he who rejects this is not rejecting man but the God who gives His Holy Spirit to you.
King James Bible
He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.
Darby Bible Translation
He therefore that in this disregards his brother, disregards, not man, but God, who has given also his Holy Spirit to you.
World English Bible
Therefore he who rejects this doesn't reject man, but God, who has also given his Holy Spirit to you.
Young's Literal Translation
he, therefore, who is despising -- doth not despise man, but God, who also did give His Holy Spirit to us.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He therefore that despiseth - Margin, "rejecteth." That is, he who disregards such commands as these which call him to a holy life, is really rejecting and disobeying God. Some might be disposed to say that these were merely the precepts of man, and that therefore it was not important whether they were obeyed or not. The apostle assures them in the most solemn manner, that, though communicated to them by man, yet they were really the commands of God.
Who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit - This is a claim to inspiration. Paul did not give these commands as his own, but as taught by the Spirit of God; compare notes on 1 Corinthians 7:40.
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"If we believe that Jesus died and rose again...." --1 THESSALONIANS iv. 13-18. That is the eastern light which fills the valley of time with wonderful beams of glory. It is the great dawn in which we find the promise of our own day. Everything wears a new face in the light of our Lord's resurrection. I once watched the dawn on the East Coast of England. Before there was a grey streak in the sky everything was held in grimmest gloom. The toil of the two fishing-boats seemed very sombre. The sleeping …
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A Prophet of Peace
An American Reformer
Moses said, "This will happen when the LORD gives you meat to eat in the evening, and bread to the full in the morning; for the LORD hears your grumblings which you grumble against Him. And what are we? Your grumblings are not against us but against the LORD."
"The one who listens to you listens to Me, and the one who rejects you rejects Me; and he who rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me."
and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
2 Corinthians 1:22
who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge.
Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!"
1 John 3:24
The one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. We know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us.
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