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" For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God ; or whether we be sober, it is for your cause. "
Memoirs of Mr. John Janeway - Page 186
by James Janeway - 1824 - 224 pages
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St. Augustine on the Psalms

Saint Augustine (of Hippo) - Religion - 1960 - 430 pages
...or ecstasy which Paul has described in speaking of himself: For whether we be transported in mind, it is to God; or whether we be sober, it is for you. For the charity of Christ presseth us.* If, that is, we wished to perform only such acts and contemplate...
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Pastoral Care

Pope Gregory, I, Walter J. Burghardt, Pope Gregory I, Papa Gregorius I., Paulist Press, T. C. Lawler, Saint Gregory of Nyssa, Henry Davis, S.J. C.B - Biography & Autobiography - 1950 - 281 pages
...himself, if their places were interchanged. Therefore, he says again: Whether we be transp6rted in mind, it is to God, or whether we be sober, it is for you.39 For he knew how to transcend himself by contemplation and how to employ restraint by his condescension...
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First, Second Corinthians

Robert E. Picirilli - Religion - 1987 - 434 pages
...behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart. 13 For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause. Paul knows that being open before God is the important thing. He does not have to be concerned —...
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Commentary on the Second Epistle to the Corinthians

Charles Hodge - Religion - 1994 - 320 pages
...true church or theocracy, and that Paul and his followers were dissenters and schismaties. 13. For whether we be beside ourselves, (it is) to God : or whether we be sober, (it is) for your cause. This verse again is a confirmation of the preceding. 'You have good reason to glory on my behalf, for,...
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Exploring 2 Corinthians: An Expository Commentary

John Phillips - Religion - 2002 - 315 pages
...Corinthians to draw the contrast between himself and his foes. We note also what he declared: "For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause" (2 Cor. 5:13). The word used is existemi, "to be out of one's mind." Evidently some of Paul's enemies...
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Fear, Myth and History: The Ranters and the Historians

James Colin Davis, J. C. Davis - History - 2002 - 224 pages
...viz. God in the form: whom if ye crucific, it is because you know him not. For whether we be besides ourselves it is to God, or whether we be sober, it is for your sake. 2 Cor. 5.13. Printed in the day and year that mens hearts fail them for fear, and for looking...
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Discourses Addressed to Mixed Congregations

John Henry Newman - Religion - 2002 - 431 pages
...the Christians of Damascus : but how does he speak ? " Whether we are beside ourselves," he says, " it is to God ; or whether we be sober, it is for you : for the charity of Christ constraineth us. If, therefore, any be a new creature in Christ, old...
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Where I Stand-Back to the Basics of the Word

Teresa M. Musser - Religion - 2004 - 256 pages
...man is unstable in all his ways. We are to be sober-minded and self-controlled: (2 Cor 5:13 KJV) For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause. (Titus 2:6 KJV) 4993 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded. God has given us the spirit of a...
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The Millennial Chronologically Dated New Testament of Jesus the Christ

Walter Curtis Lichfield - Religion - 2004 - 636 pages
...behalf, that ye may have somewhat to answer them which glory in appearance, and not in heart. 13. For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause. 14. For the love of Christ eonstraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were...
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The Doctrine of Reconciliation

Arthur W. Pink, Thomas Goodwin - Religion - 2006 - 228 pages
...advantage of his absence by destroying the confidence of those who were his own children in the Faith. "For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause" (v. 13). Here he replies to one of the charges which his adversaries had brought against him - that...
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