Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown
Translate as Greek, "BUT having," etc., that is, not withstanding the trials just mentioned, we having, etc.
the same spirit of faith, according as it, etc.—Compare Romans 8:15, on the usage of "spirit of faith." The Holy Spirit acting on our spirit. Though "death worketh in us, and life in you" (II Corinthians 4:12), yet as we have the same spirit of faith as you, we therefore [believingly] look for the same immortal life as you [ESTIUS], and speak as we believe. ALFORD not so well translates, "The same . . . faith with that described in the Scriptures" (Psalms 116:10). The balance of the sentence requires the parallelism to be this, "According to that which is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak," namely, without fear, amidst "afflictions" and "deaths" (II Corinthians 4:17).
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