New International Version
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;
King James Bible
And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
Darby Bible Translation
And not only [that], but we also boast in tribulations, knowing that tribulation works endurance;
World English Bible
Not only this, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering works perseverance;
Young's Literal Translation
And not only so, but we also boast in the tribulations, knowing that the tribulation doth work endurance;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And not only so - We are not only happy from being in this state of communion with our God, and the prospect of being eternally with him;
But we glory in tribulations also - All the sufferings we endure for the testimony of our Lord are so sanctified to us by his grace, that they become powerful instruments of increasing our happiness.
Tribulation worketh patience - Ὑπομονην, Endurance under trials, without sustaining loss or deterioration. It is a metaphor taken from refining metals. We do not speak thus from any sudden raptures, or extraordinary sensations we may have of spiritual joy: for we find that the tribulations through which we pass are the means of exercising and increasing our patience, our meek forbearance of injuries received, or persecutions experienced, on account of the Gospel.
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LibraryMarch 20. "They which Receive Abundance of Grace and the Gift of Righteousness Shall Reign in Life" (Rom. v. 17).
"They which receive abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness shall reign in life" (Rom. v. 17). Precious souls sometimes fight tremendous battles in order to attain to righteousness in trying places. Perhaps the heart has become wrong in some matter where temptation has been allowed to overcome, or at least to turn it aside from its singleness unto God; and the conflict is a terrible one as it seeks to adjust itself and be right with God, and finds itself baffled by its own spiritual foes, …
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yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.
Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
Stand firm, and you will win life.
Not only is this so, but we also boast in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies.
Not only that, but Rebekah's children were conceived at the same time by our father Isaac.
2 Corinthians 8:19
What is more, he was chosen by the churches to accompany us as we carry the offering, which we administer in order to honor the Lord himself and to show our eagerness to help.
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