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1 Thessalonians 3 WNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 So when we could endure it no longer, we decided to remain 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 sent Timothy our brother and God's minister in the service of Christ's Good News, that he might help you spiritually and encourage you in 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 none of you might be unnerved by your present trials: for you yourselves know that they are our appointed lot. 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 forewarned you, saying, "We are soon to suffer affliction;" and this actually happened, as you well 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, when I could no longer endure the uncertainty, sent to know the condition of your faith, lest perchance the Tempter might have tempted you and our labour have been lost. 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 that Timothy has recently come back to us from you, and has brought us the happy tidings of your faith and love, and has told us how you still cherish a constant and affectionate recollection of us, and are longing to see us as we also 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 for this reason in our distress and trouble we have been comforted about you, brethren, by your faith. 7 Therefore, brothers, in all our distress and persecution we were encouraged about you because of your faith.
8 For now life is for us life indeed, since you are standing fast in the Lord. 8 For now we really live, since you are standing firm in the Lord.
9 For what thanksgiving on your behalf can we possibly offer to God in return for all the joy which fills our souls before our God for 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 while night and day, with intense earnestness, we pray that we may see your faces, and may bring to perfection whatever may be still 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 may our God and Father Himself--and our Lord Jesus--guide us on 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 teach you to love one another and all men, with a growing and a glowing love, resembling our love 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 Thus He will build up your characters, so that you will be faultlessly holy in the presence of our God and Father at the Coming of our Lord Jesus with all His holy ones. 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.