1 Thessalonians Chapter 3

New Testament / First Epistle to the Thessalonians / Chapter 3

1-5 Therefore when we could no longer endure, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone and sent Timothy, our brother and minister of God, and our fellow-laborer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith, that no man should be moved by these afflictions; for yourselves know that we are appointed to this. For truly, we told you before when we were with you that we would suffer tribulation, just as it came to pass, and you know. For this reason, when I could no longer endure, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter had tempted you, and our labor is in vain.

6-8 But now that Timothy came to us from you, and brought us the good news of your faith and charity, and that you always have good remembrance of us, desiring greatly to see us, as we also to see you. Therefore, brethren, we were comforted in all our affliction and distress by your faith. For we now live if you stand fast in the Lord.

9-10 For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy with which we rejoice for your sakes before our God, night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?

11-13 Now our God and Father Himself, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you. And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love toward one another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you, to the end, that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints.

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