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1 Thessalonians 3


1 Thes 3:1 Therefore when we could endure it no longer, we thought it best to be left behind at Athens alone,
1 Thes 3:2 and we sent Timothy, our brother and God's fellow worker in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you as to your faith,
1 Thes 3:3 so that no one would be disturbed by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we have been destined for this.
1 Thes 3:4 For indeed when we were with you, we kept telling you in advance that we were going to suffer affliction; and so it came to pass, as you know.
1 Thes 3:5 For this reason, when I could endure it no longer, I also sent to find out about your faith, for fear that the tempter might have tempted you, and our labor would be in vain.
1 Thes 3:6 But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and has brought us good news of your faith and love, and that you always think kindly of us, longing to see us just as we also long to see you,
1 Thes 3:7 for this reason, brethren, in all our distress and affliction we were comforted about you through your faith;
1 Thes 3:8 for now we really live, if you stand firm in the Lord.
1 Thes 3:9 For what thanks can we render to God for you in return for all the joy with which we rejoice before our God on your account,
1 Thes 3:10 as we night and day keep praying most earnestly that we may see your face, and may complete what is lacking in your faith?
1 Thes 3:11 Now may our God and Father Himself and Jesus our Lord direct our way to you;
1 Thes 3:12 and may the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all people, just as we also do for you;
1 Thes 3:13 so that He may establish your hearts without blame in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints.


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1 Thes 3:1 Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone; 1 Thes 3:1 Therefore when we could endure it no longer, we thought it best to be left behind at Athens alone, 1 Thes 3:1 διὸ μηκέτι στέγοντες εὐδοκήσαμεν καταλειφθῆναι ἐν ἀθήναις μόνοι,
1 Thes 3:2 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith: 1 Thes 3:2 and we sent Timothy, our brother and God's fellow worker in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you as to your faith, 1 Thes 3:2 καὶ ἐπέμψαμεν τιμόθεον, τὸν ἀδελφὸν ἡμῶν καὶ συνεργὸν τοῦ θεοῦ ἐν τῶ εὐαγγελίῳ τοῦ χριστοῦ, εἰς τὸ στηρίξαι ὑμᾶς καὶ παρακαλέσαι ὑπὲρ τῆς πίστεως ὑμῶν
1 Thes 3:3 That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto. 1 Thes 3:3 so that no one would be disturbed by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we have been destined for this. 1 Thes 3:3 τὸ μηδένα σαίνεσθαι ἐν ταῖς θλίψεσιν ταύταις. αὐτοὶ γὰρ οἴδατε ὅτι εἰς τοῦτο κείμεθα·
1 Thes 3:4 For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know. 1 Thes 3:4 For indeed when we were with you, we kept telling you in advance that we were going to suffer affliction; and so it came to pass, as you know. 1 Thes 3:4 καὶ γὰρ ὅτε πρὸς ὑμᾶς ἦμεν, προελέγομεν ὑμῖν ὅτι μέλλομεν θλίβεσθαι, καθὼς καὶ ἐγένετο καὶ οἴδατε.
1 Thes 3:5 For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labour be in vain. 1 Thes 3:5 For this reason, when I could endure it no longer, I also sent to find out about your faith, for fear that the tempter might have tempted you, and our labor would be in vain. 1 Thes 3:5 διὰ τοῦτο κἀγὼ μηκέτι στέγων ἔπεμψα εἰς τὸ γνῶναι τὴν πίστιν ὑμῶν, μή πως ἐπείρασεν ὑμᾶς ὁ πειράζων καὶ εἰς κενὸν γένηται ὁ κόπος ἡμῶν.
1 Thes 3:6 But now when Timotheus came from you unto us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and charity, and that ye have good remembrance of us always, desiring greatly to see us, as we also to see you: 1 Thes 3:6 But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and has brought us good news of your faith and love, and that you always think kindly of us, longing to see us just as we also long to see you, 1 Thes 3:6 ἄρτι δὲ ἐλθόντος τιμοθέου πρὸς ἡμᾶς ἀφ᾽ ὑμῶν καὶ εὐαγγελισαμένου ἡμῖν τὴν πίστιν καὶ τὴν ἀγάπην ὑμῶν, καὶ ὅτι ἔχετε μνείαν ἡμῶν ἀγαθὴν πάντοτε, ἐπιποθοῦντες ἡμᾶς ἰδεῖν καθάπερ καὶ ἡμεῖς ὑμᾶς,
1 Thes 3:7 Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith: 1 Thes 3:7 for this reason, brethren, in all our distress and affliction we were comforted about you through your faith; 1 Thes 3:7 διὰ τοῦτο παρεκλήθημεν, ἀδελφοί, ἐφ᾽ ὑμῖν ἐπὶ πάσῃ τῇ ἀνάγκῃ καὶ θλίψει ἡμῶν διὰ τῆς ὑμῶν πίστεως,
1 Thes 3:8 For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord. 1 Thes 3:8 for now we really live, if you stand firm in the Lord. 1 Thes 3:8 ὅτι νῦν ζῶμεν ἐὰν ὑμεῖς στήκετε ἐν κυρίῳ.
1 Thes 3:9 For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God; 1 Thes 3:9 For what thanks can we render to God for you in return for all the joy with which we rejoice before our God on your account, 1 Thes 3:9 τίνα γὰρ εὐχαριστίαν δυνάμεθα τῶ θεῶ ἀνταποδοῦναι περὶ ὑμῶν ἐπὶ πάσῃ τῇ χαρᾷ ᾗ χαίρομεν δι᾽ ὑμᾶς ἔμπροσθεν τοῦ θεοῦ ἡμῶν,
1 Thes 3:10 Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith? 1 Thes 3:10 as we night and day keep praying most earnestly that we may see your face, and may complete what is lacking in your faith? 1 Thes 3:10 νυκτὸς καὶ ἡμέρας ὑπερεκπερισσοῦ δεόμενοι εἰς τὸ ἰδεῖν ὑμῶν τὸ πρόσωπον καὶ καταρτίσαι τὰ ὑστερήματα τῆς πίστεως ὑμῶν;
1 Thes 3:11 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you. 1 Thes 3:11 Now may our God and Father Himself and Jesus our Lord direct our way to you; 1 Thes 3:11 αὐτὸς δὲ ὁ θεὸς καὶ πατὴρ ἡμῶν καὶ ὁ κύριος ἡμῶν ἰησοῦς κατευθύναι τὴν ὁδὸν ἡμῶν πρὸς ὑμᾶς·
1 Thes 3:12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you: 1 Thes 3:12 and may the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all people, just as we also do for you; 1 Thes 3:12 ὑμᾶς δὲ ὁ κύριος πλεονάσαι καὶ περισσεύσαι τῇ ἀγάπῃ εἰς ἀλλήλους καὶ εἰς πάντας, καθάπερ καὶ ἡμεῖς εἰς ὑμᾶς,
1 Thes 3:13 To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. 1 Thes 3:13 so that He may establish your hearts without blame in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints. 1 Thes 3:13 εἰς τὸ στηρίξαι ὑμῶν τὰς καρδίας ἀμέμπτους ἐν ἁγιωσύνῃ ἔμπροσθεν τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ πατρὸς ἡμῶν ἐν τῇ παρουσίᾳ τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν ἰησοῦ μετὰ πάντων τῶν ἁγίων αὐτοῦ. [ἀμήν.]

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