New Living Translation
We are glad to seem weak if it helps show that you are actually strong. We pray that you will become mature.
King James Bible
For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection.
Darby Bible Translation
For we rejoice when we may be weak and ye may be powerful. But this also we pray for, your perfecting.
World English Bible
For we rejoice when we are weak and you are strong. And this we also pray for, even your perfecting.
Young's Literal Translation
for we rejoice when we may be infirm, and ye may be powerful; and this also we pray for -- your perfection!
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
13:9 For we rejoice when we are weak - When we appear so, having no occasion to show our apostolic power. And this we wish, even your perfection - In the faith that worketh by love.
LibraryOn Being Filled with the Spirit
Text.--Be filled with the Spirit.--Eph. v. 18. SEVERAL of my last lectures have been on the subject of prayer, and the importance of having the spirit of prayer, of the intercession of the Holy Ghost. Whenever the necessity and importance of the Spirit's influences are held forth, there can be no doubt that persons are in danger of abusing the doctrine, and perverting it to their own injury. For instance, when you tell sinners that without the Holy Spirit they never will repent, they are very liable …
Charles Grandison Finney—Lectures on Revivals of Religion
The Clergyman and the Prayer Book.
The Greatest of These is Love.
Of the Character of the Unregenerate.
We should help others do what is right and build them up in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 1:10
I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose.
1 Corinthians 2:3
I came to you in weakness--timid and trembling.
1 Corinthians 4:10
Our dedication to Christ makes us look like fools, but you claim to be so wise in Christ! We are weak, but you are so powerful! You are honored, but we are ridiculed.
2 Corinthians 12:10
That's why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 13:4
Although he was crucified in weakness, he now lives by the power of God. We, too, are weak, just as Christ was, but when we deal with you we will be alive with him and will have God's power.
2 Corinthians 13:8
For we cannot oppose the truth, but must always stand for the truth.
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