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1 Thessalonians 3 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Therefore [when we] could bear [it] no longer, we determined to be left behind 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 we sent Timothy, our brother and fellow worker for God in the gospel of Christ, in order to strengthen and to encourage you about 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 would be shaken by these afflictions. For [you] yourselves know that we are appointed 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 indeed when we were with you we told you beforehand that we were about to be afflicted, just as indeed it happened, and 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 Because of this, I also, [when I] could endure [it] no longer, sent in order to know your faith, lest somehow the tempter tempted you and our labor should be in vain. 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, [because] Timothy has come to us from you and has brought good news to us of your faith and love, and that {you always think kindly of us}, desiring to see us just as also we [desire 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, we have been comforted because of you in all our distress and affliction 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 you stand firm in the Lord. 8 For now we really live, since you are standing firm in the Lord.
9 For what thanks can we repay to God concerning you, because of all the joy [with] which we rejoice 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 night and day praying beyond all measure that [we] may see your face and 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 to abound in love for one another and for all, just as also we [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 so that your hearts may be established blameless 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.