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For the reality of the truth of Christ is seen among you and strengthened[a] through your experience of him. So now you aren’t lacking any spiritual gift[b] as you eagerly await the unveiling[c] of the Lord Jesus, the Anointed One. He will keep you steady and strong to the very end, making your character mature so that you will be found innocent on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 1:6 Or “validated” or “confirmed.” The word used here is found in classical Greek in the context of establishing (building) communities.
  2. 1 Corinthians 1:7 Or “You don’t fail to receive any gift of the Holy Spirit.” God wants his church to receive every gift the Holy Spirit has to give us. This may be a figure of speech called a litotes, which means it could also be translated, “You have every spiritual gift.”
  3. 1 Corinthians 1:7 Or “eagerly accept” or “eagerly await.” The Greek word ekdechomai is a compound word, ek (out of, from) and dechomai (to accept or receive or take hold of).

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