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1 Thessalonians 3 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Wherefore, being no longer able to refrain ourselves, we thought good 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 sent Timotheus, our brother and fellow-workman under God in the glad tidings of Christ, to confirm you 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 that no one might be moved by these afflictions. (For yourselves know that we are set for this; 3 so that no one would be unsettled by these trials. You know quite well that we were destined for them.
4 for also, when we were with you, we told you beforehand we are about to be in tribulation, even as also it came to pass, and ye 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 For this reason *I* also, no longer able to refrain myself, sent to know your faith, lest perhaps the tempter had tempted you and our labour should be come to 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 Timotheus having just come to us from you, and brought to us the glad tidings of your faith and love, and that ye have always good remembrance of us, desiring much to see us, even as we also 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 for this reason we have been comforted in you, brethren, in all our distress and tribulation, through your faith, 7 Therefore, brothers, in all our distress and persecution we were encouraged about you because of your faith.
8 because now we live if *ye* stand firm in [the] Lord. 8 For now we really live, since you are standing firm in the Lord.
9 For what thanksgiving can we render to God for you, for all the joy wherewith we rejoice on account 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 night and day beseeching exceedingly to the end that we may see your face, and perfect 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 But 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 But you, may the Lord make to exceed and abound in love toward one another, and toward all, even as we also towards 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 in order to the confirming of your hearts unblamable in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints. 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.