1 Thessalonians 3 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For which cause, forbearing no longer, we thought it good to remain at 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 the minister of God in the gospel of Christ, to confirm you and exhort 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 man should be moved in these tribulations: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto. 3 so that no one would be unsettled by these trials. You know quite well that we were destined for them.
4 For even when we were with you, we foretold you that we should suffer tribulations: as also it is come to pass, 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 For this cause also, I, forbearing no longer, sent to know your faith: lest perhaps he that tempteth should have tempted you: and our labour should be made 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 when Timothy came to us from you and related to us your faith and charity, and that you have a good remembrance of us always, desiring to see us as we also 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 we were comforted, brethren, in you, in all our necessity and tribulation, by 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 in the Lord. 8 For now we really live, since you are standing firm in the Lord.
9 For what thanks can we return to God for you, in all the joy wherewith we rejoice for 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 more abundantly praying that we may see your face and may accomplish those things that are wanting to 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 God himself and our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto 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 multiply you and make you abound in charity towards one another and towards all men: as we do 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 To confirm your hearts without blame, in holiness, before God and our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, 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.