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1 Thessalonians 3

NLT 1 Finally, when we could stand it no longer, we decided to stay alone in Athens, NIV 1 So when we could stand it no longer, we thought it best to be left by ourselves in Athens. NLT 2 and we sent Timothy to visit you. He is our brother and God’s co-worker in proclaiming the Good News of Christ. We sent him to strengthen you, to encourage you in your faith, NIV 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, NLT 3 and to keep you from being shaken by the troubles you were going through. But you know that we are destined for such troubles. NIV 3 so that no one would be unsettled by these trials. You know quite well that we were destined for them. NLT 4 Even while we were with you, we warned you that troubles would soon come—and they did, as you well know. NIV 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. NLT 5 That is why, when I could bear it no longer, I sent Timothy to find out whether your faith was still strong. I was afraid that the tempter had gotten the best of you and that our work had been useless. NIV 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. NLT 6 But now Timothy has just returned, bringing us good news about your faith and love. He reports that you always remember our visit with joy and that you want to see us as much as we want to see you. NIV 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. NLT 7 So we have been greatly encouraged in the midst of our troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith. NIV 7 Therefore, brothers, in all our distress and persecution we were encouraged about you because of your faith. NLT 8 It gives us new life to know that you are standing firm in the Lord. NIV 8 For now we really live, since you are standing firm in the Lord. NLT 9 How we thank God for you! Because of you we have great joy as we enter God’s presence. NIV 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? NLT 10 Night and day we pray earnestly for you, asking God to let us see you again to fill the gaps in your faith. NIV 10 Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith. NLT 11 May God our Father and our Lord Jesus bring us to you very soon. NIV 11 Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus clear the way for us to come to you. NLT 12 And may the Lord make your love for one another and for all people grow and overflow, just as our love for you overflows. NIV 12 May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. NLT 13 May he, as a result, make your hearts strong, blameless, and holy as you stand before God our Father when our Lord Jesus comes again with all his holy people. Amen. NIV 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.