1 Cor. 16:13 KJV (With Strong’s)

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Watchl ye
gregoreuo (Greek #1127)
to keep awake, i.e. watch (literally or figuratively)
KJV usage: be vigilant, wake, (be) watch(-ful).
Pronounce: gray-gor-yoo'-o
Origin: from 1453
, standm fast
steko (Greek #4739)
to be stationary, i.e. (figuratively) to persevere
KJV usage: stand (fast).
Pronounce: stay'-ko
Origin: from the perfect tense of 2476
in
en (Greek #1722)
"in," at, (up-)on, by, etc.
KJV usage: about, after, against, + almost, X altogether, among, X as, at, before, between, (here-)by (+ all means), for (... sake of), + give self wholly to, (here-)in(-to, -wardly), X mightily, (because) of, (up-)on, (open-)ly, X outwardly, one, X quickly, X shortly, (speedi-)ly, X that, X there(-in, -on), through(-out), (un-)to(-ward), under, when, where(-with), while, with(-in). Often used in compounds, with substantially the same import; rarely with verbs of motion, and then not to indicate direction, except (elliptically) by a separate (and different) preposition.
Pronounce: en
Origin: a primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), i.e. a relation of rest (intermediate between 1519 and 1537)
the faith
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
pistis (Greek #4102)
persuasion, i.e. credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ for salvation; abstractly, constancy in such profession; by extension, the system of religious (Gospel) truth itself
KJV usage: assurance, belief, believe, faith, fidelity.
Pronounce: pis'-tis
Origin: from 3982
, quit you like men
andrizomai (Greek #407)
to act manly
KJV usage: quit like men.
Pronounce: an-drid'-zom-ahee
Origin: middle voice from 435
n, be strong
krataioo (Greek #2901)
to empower, i.e. (passively) increase in vigor
KJV usage: be strengthened, be (wax) strong.
Pronounce: krat-ah-yo'-o
Origin: from 2900
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Watch.
Matt. 24:42‑44• 42Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
43But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.
44Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
(Matt. 24:42‑44)
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Matt. 25:13• 13Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. (Matt. 25:13)
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Matt. 26:41• 41Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. (Matt. 26:41)
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Mark 13:33‑37• 33Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.
34For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.
35Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:
36Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.
37And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.
(Mark 13:33‑37)
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Mark 14:37‑38• 37And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour?
38Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.
(Mark 14:37‑38)
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Luke 12:35‑40• 35Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;
36And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.
37Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.
38And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
39And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
40Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.
(Luke 12:35‑40)
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Luke 21:36• 36Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. (Luke 21:36)
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Eph. 6:18• 18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; (Eph. 6:18)
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Col. 4:2• 2Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; (Col. 4:2)
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1 Thess. 5:6• 6Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. (1 Thess. 5:6)
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2 Tim. 4:5• 5But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. (2 Tim. 4:5)
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1 Peter 4:7• 7But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. (1 Peter 4:7)
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1 Peter 5:8• 8Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: (1 Peter 5:8)
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Rev. 3:2‑3• 2Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.
3Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
(Rev. 3:2‑3)
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Rev. 16:15• 15Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. (Rev. 16:15)
stand.
1 Cor. 15:1‑2,58• 1Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
58Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.
(1 Cor. 15:1‑2,58)
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2 Cor. 1:24• 24Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand. (2 Cor. 1:24)
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Gal. 5:1• 1Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. (Gal. 5:1)
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Phil. 1:27• 27Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; (Phil. 1:27)
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Phil. 4:1• 1Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved. (Phil. 4:1)
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Col. 1:23• 23If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; (Col. 1:23)
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Col. 4:12• 12Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. (Col. 4:12)
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1 Thess. 3:8• 8For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord. (1 Thess. 3:8)
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2 Thess. 2:15• 15Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. (2 Thess. 2:15)
quit.
1 Cor. 9:25‑27• 25And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
26I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
27But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
(1 Cor. 9:25‑27)
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1 Cor. 14:20• 20Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men. (1 Cor. 14:20)
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1 Sam. 4:9• 9Be strong, and quit yourselves like men, O ye Philistines, that ye be not servants unto the Hebrews, as they have been to you: quit yourselves like men, and fight. (1 Sam. 4:9)
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2 Sam. 10:12• 12Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God: and the Lord do that which seemeth him good. (2 Sam. 10:12)
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1 Chron. 19:13• 13Be of good courage, and let us behave ourselves valiantly for our people, and for the cities of our God: and let the Lord do that which is good in his sight. (1 Chron. 19:13)
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Eph. 6:13‑17• 13Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
(Eph. 6:13‑17)
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1 Tim. 6:12• 12Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. (1 Tim. 6:12)
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2 Tim. 2:3‑5• 3Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
4No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
5And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.
(2 Tim. 2:3‑5)
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2 Tim. 4:7• 7I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: (2 Tim. 4:7)
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Heb. 11:32‑34• 32And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:
33Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
34Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.
(Heb. 11:32‑34)
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Josh. 1:6‑7,9,18• 6Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them.
7Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.
9Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
18Whosoever he be that doth rebel against thy commandment, and will not hearken unto thy words in all that thou commandest him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of a good courage.
(Josh. 1:6‑7,9,18)
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1 Kings 2:2• 2I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and show thyself a man; (1 Kings 2:2)
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1 Chron. 28:10• 10Take heed now; for the Lord hath chosen thee to build an house for the sanctuary: be strong, and do it. (1 Chron. 28:10)
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Psa. 27:14• 14Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. (Psa. 27:14)
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Isa. 35:4• 4Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. (Isa. 35:4)
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Dan. 10:19• 19And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast strengthened me. (Dan. 10:19)
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Dan. 11:32• 32And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. (Dan. 11:32)
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Hag. 2:4• 4Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the Lord; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the Lord, and work: for I am with you, saith the Lord of hosts: (Hag. 2:4)
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Zech. 8:9,13• 9Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Let your hands be strong, ye that hear in these days these words by the mouth of the prophets, which were in the day that the foundation of the house of the Lord of hosts was laid, that the temple might be built.
13And it shall come to pass, that as ye were a curse among the heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel; so will I save you, and ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but let your hands be strong.
(Zech. 8:9,13)
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2 Cor. 12:9‑10• 9And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
10Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
(2 Cor. 12:9‑10)
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Eph. 6:10• 10Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. (Eph. 6:10)
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Phil. 4:13• 13I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (Phil. 4:13)
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Col. 1:11‑12• 11Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
12Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
(Col. 1:11‑12)
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2 Tim. 2:1• 1Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. (2 Tim. 2:1)
 Verses 13-14, are the effusion of a heart which forgot these faults in the ardent desire of a charity that only thought of their blessing according to the Spirit. (1 Corinthians 16 by J.N. Darby)
 They had allowed speculations to work even on foundation truths of revelation; and so they needed to cleave firmly to the deposit of faith. (Notes on 1 Corinthians 16:13-24 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

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Be vigilant; stand fast in the faith; quit yourselves like men; be strong.

W. Kelly Translation

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Watch, stand in the faith, play the man, be strong1.

WK Translation Notes

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^ be: Some manuscripts and versions, etc., prefix καί, "and," but it is not sustained by the best authorities. (Notes on 1 Cor., p.293)