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1 Thessalonians 3:7-13 ESV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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7 for this reason, brothers, in all our distress and affliction we have been comforted about you through your faith. 7 Therefore, brothers, in all our distress and persecution we were encouraged about you because of your faith.
8 For now we live, if 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 can we return to God for you, for all the joy that we feel for your sake 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 as we pray most earnestly night and day that we may see you face to face and supply 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 make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as 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 he may establish your hearts 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.