Final Greetings

13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.

Other Translations of 1 Corinthians 16:13

King James Version

Final Greetings

13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

English Standard Version

Final Greetings

13 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

The Message

Final Greetings

13 Keep your eyes open, hold tight to your convictions, give it all you've got, be resolute,

New King James Version

Final Greetings

13 Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.

New Living Translation

Final Greetings

13 Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Corinthians 16:13

Commentary on 1 Corinthians 16:13-18

(Read 1 Corinthians 16:13-18)

A Christian is always in danger, therefore should ever be on the watch. He should be fixed in the faith of the gospel, and never desert or give it up. By this faith alone he will be able to keep his ground in an hour of temptation. Christians should be careful that charity not only reigns in their hearts, but shines in their lives. There is a great difference between Christian firmness and feverish warmth and transport. The apostle gave particular directions as to some who served the cause of Christ among them. Those who serve the saints, those who desire the honour of the churches, and to remove reproaches from them, are to be thought much of, and loved. They should willingly acknowledge the worth of such, and all who laboured with or helped the apostle.