By standing firm you will gain life.
"By your endurance you will gain your lives.
By standing firm, you will win your souls.
Staying with it--that's what is required. Stay with it to the end. You won't be sorry; you'll be saved.
By going through all these things, you will keep your lives.
By your endurance you will gain your souls.
"By your patience possess your souls.
|NET © [draft] ITL|
|NET © Notes||
1 sn By your endurance is a call to remain faithful, because trusting in Jesus is the means to life.
2 tc Some important Greek witnesses plus the majority of
3 tn Grk “your souls,” but ψυχή (yuch) is frequently used of one’s physical life. In light of v. 16 that does not seem to be the case here. The entire phrase could be taken as an idiom meaning “you will save yourselves” (L&N 21.20), or (as in v. 18) this could refer to living ultimately in the presence of God.