For we are glad (A)when we are weak and you are strong. And this also we pray, (B)that you may be made complete.

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For we rejoice when we ourselves are (A)weak, but you are strong; this we also pray for, [a]that you (B)become mature.

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  1. 2 Corinthians 13:9 Lit your maturation

We are glad when we are weak [since God’s power comes freely through us], but you [by comparison] are strong. We also pray for this, that you be made complete [fully restored, growing and maturing in godly character and spirit—pleasing your heavenly Father by the life you live].

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We are glad whenever we are weak(A) but you are strong;(B) and our prayer is that you may be fully restored.(C)

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For we are glad, when we are weak, and ye are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection.

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But (A)whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God [a]is perfected (B)in him. By this we know that we are in Him.

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  1. 1 John 2:5 has been completed

but whoever (A)follows His word, in him the (B)love of God has truly been perfected. (C)By this we know that we are in Him:

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But whoever habitually keeps His word and obeys His precepts [and treasures His message in its entirety], in him the love of God has truly been perfected [it is completed and has reached maturity]. By this we know [for certain] that we are in Him:

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But if anyone obeys his word,(A) love for God[a] is truly made complete in them.(B) This is how we know(C) we are in him:

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  1. 1 John 2:5 Or word, God’s love

But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

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40 (A)A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher.

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40 (A)A [a]student is not above the teacher; but everyone, when he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher.

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  1. Luke 6:40 Or disciple

40 A student is not superior to his teacher; but everyone, after he has been completely trained, will be like his teacher.

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40 The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.(A)

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40 The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.

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17 (A)that the man of God may be complete, (B)thoroughly equipped for every good work.

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17 so that (A)the man or woman of God may be [a]fully capable, (B)equipped for every good work.

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  1. 2 Timothy 3:17 Or proficient

17 so that the [a]man of God may be complete and proficient, outfitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.

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  1. 2 Timothy 3:17 I.e. all believers whether man, woman, or child.

17 so that the servant of God[a](A) may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.(B)

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  1. 2 Timothy 3:17 Or that you, a man of God,

17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

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Spiritual Wisdom

However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing.

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