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1 Thessalonians 3 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 So when we could no longer stand it, we agreed to be left in Athens alone 1 So when we could stand it no longer, we thought it best to be left by ourselves in Athens.
2 and sent Timothy, our brother and God's fellow worker for the Good News of the Messiah, to make you solid and encourage you in your trust; 2 We sent Timothy, who is our brother and God's fellow worker in spreading the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith,
3 so that none of you would let these persecutions unsettle him. For you yourselves know that these are bound to come to us; 3 so that no one would be unsettled by these trials. You know quite well that we were destined for them.
4 even when we were with you, we kept telling you in advance that we were about to be persecuted; and indeed it has happened, as you know. 4 In fact, when we were with you, we kept telling you that we would be persecuted. And it turned out that way, as you well know.
5 That is the reason why, after I could stand it no longer, I sent to find out about your trust. I was afraid that somehow the Tempter had tempted you, and our hard work had been wasted. 5 For this reason, when I could stand it no longer, I sent to find out about your faith. I was afraid that in some way the tempter might have tempted you and our efforts might have been useless.
6 But now Timothy has come to us from you, bringing good news about your trust and love, and telling us that you remember us well and are always longing to see us, just as we long to see you. 6 But Timothy has just now come to us from you and has brought good news about your faith and love. He has told us that you always have pleasant memories of us and that you long to see us, just as we also long to see you.
7 Because of this, brothers, in spite of all our trouble and distress, we were comforted over you - because of your trust; 7 Therefore, brothers, in all our distress and persecution we were encouraged about you because of your faith.
8 so that now we are alive; since you continue to stand fast, united with the Lord. 8 For now we really live, since you are standing firm in the Lord.
9 Indeed, how can we thank God enough for you or express to our God all the joy we feel because of you? 9 How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you?
10 Night and day we pray as hard as we can that we will be able to see you face to face and supply whatever shortcomings there may be in your trust. 10 Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith.
11 May God our Father and our Lord Yeshua direct our way to you. 11 Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus clear the way for us to come to you.
12 And as for you, may the Lord make you increase and overflow in love toward each other, indeed, toward everyone, just as we do toward you; 12 May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.
13 so that he may give you the inner strength to be blameless, by reason of your holiness, when you stand before God our Father at the coming of our Lord Yeshua with all his angels. 13 May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.