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1 Thessalonians 3:7

7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, in all our distress and persecution we were encouraged about you because of your faith.

Read 1 Thessalonians 3:7 Using Other Translations

Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith:
for this reason, brothers, in all our distress and affliction we have been comforted about you through your faith.
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.

What does 1 Thessalonians 3:7 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Thessalonians 3:7

Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over, you
Or "in you", as the Vulgate Latin version; or "from you", as the Arabic; or "by you", as the Syriac; or "for you", as the Ethiopic; that is, on account of them, either by what they had heard was in them, or had heard from them. This gave abundant consolation

in all our affliction and distress:
which they met with at Corinth, where the apostle laboured with his own hands, and ministered to his own, and the necessities of others, and was greatly opposed, reproached, and persecuted; see ( Acts 18:3 Acts 18:6 Acts 18:9 Acts 18:10 Acts 18:12 ) , but the news of the good estate and condition the Thessalonians were in, was a great relief and comfort to him, particularly their faith:

by your faith:
by the report of it, that it grew exceedingly, and that they walked in the truth; see ( 1 John 5:4 ) . The Alexandrian copy reads, "in all your distress and affliction, and by your faith."

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