New Living Translation
And now, dear children, remain in fellowship with Christ so that when he returns, you will be full of courage and not shrink back from him in shame.
King James Bible
And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
Darby Bible Translation
And now, children, abide in him, that if he be manifested we may have boldness, and not be put to shame from before him at his coming.
World English Bible
Now, little children, remain in him, that when he appears, we may have boldness, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
Young's Literal Translation
And now, little children, remain in him, that when he may be manifested, we may have boldness, and may not be ashamed before him, in his presence;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:28 And now, beloved children - Having finished his address to each, he now returns to all in general. Abide in him, that we - A modest expression. May not be ashamed before him at his coming - O how will ye, Jews, Socinians, nominal Christians, be ashamed in that day!
LibraryThe Witness of the Spirit
Discourse I "The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God." Rom. 8:16 1. How many vain men, not understanding what they spake, neither whereof they affirmed, have wrested this Scripture to the great loss if not the destruction of their souls! How many have mistaken the voice of their own imagination for this witness of the Spirit of God, and thence idly presumed they were the children of God while they were doing the works of the devil! These are truly and properly …
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For the Son of Man will come with his angels in the glory of his Father and will judge all people according to their deeds.
And I tell you the truth, some standing here right now will not die before they see the Son of Man coming in his Kingdom."
If anyone is ashamed of me and my message in these adulterous and sinful days, the Son of Man will be ashamed of that person when he returns in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."
Yes, it will be 'business as usual' right up to the day when the Son of Man is revealed.
Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God's presence.
And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory.
1 Thessalonians 2:19
After all, what gives us hope and joy, and what will be our proud reward and crown as we stand before our Lord Jesus when he returns? It is you!
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