The classical form for κραταιοῦμαι is κρατύνομαι. Stand fast in the faith: which is proper to those that are watchful; for men asleep cannot well stand. He should fight with courage, and after each attack, carefully repair the breaches made by the enemy, that he may be in a condition to sustain fresh attacks by charity, which is the principle, the soul, the life, and heart of our every action. : where see other examples. Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary. https: Comp. Compare 1 Corinthians 15:1. quit you like men. (b) Misn. 1 Corinthians 16:13, KJV: "Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong." 1 Thessalonians 3:8. BibliographyDunagan, Mark. Someone who will guard and stand in the faith without retreating an inch...But such people can become as unapproachable and as unyielding as a mount Sinai and will blast the transgressor with a blot of righteous indignation at the slightest provocation. (d) Bartenora in Misn. Watch ye: watching, in its usual acceptation, signifieth a forbearing of sleep; and that in order to some end. Stand fast; in the faith and practice of the gospel. Be strong - Be firm, fixed, steadfast; compare Ephesians 6:10, "Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.". κραταιοῦσθε. 1 Corinthians 16:13. See Trommius' Concordance. Nehemiah 5:4. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 16:13". https: BibliographyBengel, Johann Albrecht. Be playing the man! American Tract Society. https: πίστ.) Finding the new version too difficult to understand? "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 16:13". Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men—‘play the man,’ ‘be manly,’—be strong. 2 Thessalonians 2:15. faith. The word occurs no where else in the New Testament. Do not yield to any foe, but maintain the truth, and adhere to your confidence in God and to the doctrines of the gospel with unwavering constancy; see the note at 1 Corinthians 15:1. Beracot, fol. (Lenski pp. Phaedr. iii. “Watch, stand in the faith, be courageous, be strong. The γρηγορεῖτε summons to Christian foresight and soberness, without which stedfastness in the faith ( στήκ. The former is preferable, nor does it ignore the consideration which the latter makes prominent, that the source of our strength is not in ourselves, but in Christ. Someone who will not give an inch to the Devil. p. 239 B. Comp. 1851. https: Wherefore. Elsewhere, Luke 1:80; Luke 2:40. Compare Galatians 1:5, Galatians 1:1. "E.W. 1 Corinthians 16:13, ESV: "Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong." 1909-1922. Aristot. ἀνδρίζεσθε, κραταιοῦσθε, ὡς μαλακιζομένων. Quit you like men; like men of wisdom and understanding; be not like children for non-proficiency, instability, and weakness; see 1 Corinthians 14:20; act the part of men; believe not every spirit; be not carried and tossed about with every wind of doctrine; search the Scriptures, and try every doctrine by them; and having found what is truth abide by it, and be proficients in it, instructing and establishing yourselves and others. (McGuiggan p. 217). https: ad Plat. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 16:13". ‘If you think Christianity a feeble, soft thing, ill-adapted to call out the manlier features of character, read here.’ Robertson. In the Septuagint it occurs in, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament. In the Christian, as in the soldier, endurance is of little use unless combined with courage. Ephesians 3:16 : δυνάμει κραταιωθῆναι διὰ τοῦ πνεύματος αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸν ἔσω ἄνθρωπον. ἐν τ. 5. "Commentary on 1 Corinthians 16:13". () "Its opposite is to depart from or to fall way from the faith, 1 Timothy 4:1" (Lenski p. 773). (Read 1 Corinthians 16:13-18) A Christian is always in danger, therefore should ever be on the watch. be strong. Vid. Wetst. ἀνδρίζ.] ‘Be strong’ to fight the battle of a Christian’s life. BibliographyAlford, Henry. It means, to render one manly or brave; to show oneself a man; that is, not to be a coward, or timid, or alarmed at enemies, but to be bold and brave. Sin is set out under the notion of sleep, Ephesians 5:14; so that spiritual watching signifies a diligent abstaining from sin, and from whatsoever may be to us a temptation to sin against God, in order to the perfecting of holiness, and the obtaining life and immortality. 1. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 16:13-18 A Christian is always in danger, therefore should ever be on the watch. "William Godbey's Commentary on the New Testament". https: