New International Version
I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.
King James Bible
Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore I beseech [you] not to faint through my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
World English Bible
Therefore I ask that you may not lose heart at my troubles for you, which are your glory.
Young's Literal Translation
wherefore, I ask you not to faint in my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I desire that ye faint not - In those primitive times, when there was much persecution, people were in continual danger of falling away from the faith who were not well grounded in it. This the apostle deprecates, and advances a strong reason why they should be firm: "I suffer my present imprisonment on account of demonstrating your privileges, of which the Jews are envious: I bear my afflictions patiently, knowing that what I have advanced is of God, and thus I give ample proof of the sincerity of my own conviction. The sufferings, therefore, of your apostles are honorable to you and to your cause; and far from being any cause why you should faint, or draw back like cowards, in the day of distress, they should be an additional argument to induce you to persevere."
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2 Corinthians 1:6
If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer.
2 Corinthians 4:1
Therefore, since through God's mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.
For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles--
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