“If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.”
King James Version (KJV)
16:22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ - If any be an enemy to his person, offices, doctrines, or commands. Let him be Anathema. Maran - atha - Anathema signifies a thing devoted to destruction. It seems to have been customary with the Jews of that age, when they had pronounced any man an Anathema, to add the Syriac expression, Maran - atha, that is, The Lord cometh; namely, to execute vengeance upon him. This weighty sentence the apostle chose to write with his own hand; and to insert it between his salutation and solemn benediction, that it might be the more attentively regarded.
1Co 16:22 Anathema. A transliterated Greek term, meaning "accursed". See Ga 1:8,9. It is likely that he means, "If any church member love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let that member be accured". He is not speaking of the outside world. Maranatha. A transliterated Greek term, of Aramic origin. This interjection means, "Our Lord cometh".
If any man loue not the Lord Iesus Christ, let him bee Anathema Maranatha.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
If anyone does not love the Lord, he is to be accursed. Maranatha.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
If any man loveth not the Lord, let him be anathema. Maranatha.
- American Standard Version (1901)
If any man has not love for the Lord, let him be cursed. Maran atha (our Lord comes).
- Basic English Bible
If any one love not the Lord [Jesus Christ] let him be Anathema Maranatha.
- Darby Bible
If any man loveth not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema, Maran-atha.
- Webster's Bible
If any one is destitute of love to the Lord, let him be accursed. OUR LORD IS COMING.
- Weymouth Bible
If any man doesn't love the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed. Come, Lord!
- World English Bible
If ony man loueth not oure Lord Jhesu Crist, be he cursid, Maranatha.
- Wycliffe Bible
if any one doth not love the Lord Jesus Christ -- let him be anathema! The Lord hath come!
- Youngs Literal Bible