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1 Thessalonians 3 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Therefore, when we could no longer stand it, we thought it was better to be left alone in Athens. 1 So when we could stand it no longer, we thought it best to be left by ourselves in Athens.
2 And we sent Timothy, our brother and God's co-worker in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you concerning your faith, 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 no one will be shaken by these persecutions. For you yourselves know that we are appointed to this. 3 so that no one would be unsettled by these trials. You know quite well that we were destined for them.
4 In fact, when we were with you, we told you previously that we were going to suffer persecution, and as you know, it happened. 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 For this reason, when I could no longer stand it, I also sent to find out about your faith, fearing that the tempter had tempted you and that our labor might be for nothing. 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 and brought us good news about your faith and love, and that you always have good memories of us, wanting to see us, as we also want 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 Therefore, brothers, in all our distress and persecution, we were encouraged about you through your faith. 7 Therefore, brothers, in all our distress and persecution we were encouraged about you because of your faith.
8 For now we live, if you stand firm in the Lord. 8 For now we really live, since you are standing firm in the Lord.
9 How can we thank God for you in return for all the joy we experience because of you before our God, 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 as we pray earnestly night and day to see you face to face and to complete what is lacking in your faith? 10 Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith.
11 Now may our God and Father Himself, and our Lord Jesus, 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 may the Lord cause you to increase and overflow with love for one another and for everyone, just as we also do for 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 May He make your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints. Amen. 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.