New Living Translation
For we live by believing and not by seeing.
King James Bible
(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
Darby Bible Translation
(for we walk by faith, not by sight;)
World English Bible
for we walk by faith, not by sight.
Young's Literal Translation
for through faith we walk, not through sight --
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
5:7 For we cannot clearly see him in this life, wherein we walk by faith only: an evidence, indeed, that necessarily implies a kind of seeing him who is invisible; yet as far beneath what we shall have in eternity, as it is above that of bare, unassisted reason.
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'Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech ... by us: we pray ... in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.'--2 COR. v. 20. These are wonderful and bold words, not so much because of what they claim for the servants as because of what they reveal of the Lord. That thought, 'as though God did beseech,' seems to me to be the one deserving of our attention now, far rather than any inferences which may be drawn from the words as to the relation of preachers of the Gospel to …
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We were given this hope when we were saved. (If we already have something, we don't need to hope for it.
1 Corinthians 13:12
Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.
2 Corinthians 4:18
So we don't look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.
Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.
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