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1 Thessalonians 3 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Wherefore no longer forbearing, we thought good to be left 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 did send Timotheus -- our brother, and a ministrant of God, and our fellow-workman in the good news of the Christ -- to establish you, and to comfort 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 be moved in these tribulations, for yourselves have known that for this we are set, 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 said to you beforehand, that we are about to suffer tribulation, as also it did come to pass, and ye have known [it]; 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 also, I, no longer forbearing, did send to know your faith, lest he who is tempting did tempt you, and in vain might be our labour. 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 And now Timotheus having come unto us from you, and having declared good news to us of your faith and love, and that ye have a good remembrance of us always, desiring much 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 because of this we were comforted, brethren, over you, in all our tribulation and necessity, 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 may stand fast in the Lord; 8 For now we really live, since you are standing firm in the Lord.
9 for what thanks are we able to recompense to God for you, for all the joy with which we do joy because of you in the presence of 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 exceedingly beseeching, that we might see your face, and perfect the things 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 And our God and Father Himself, 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 you the Lord cause to increase and to abound in the love to one another, and to all, even as we also to 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 the establishing your hearts blameless in sanctification before our God and Father, in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ 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.