Modern Literal Version
[1 Thessalonians 3]

     3:1 Hence, no longer forbearing it, we were delighted to be left behind in Athens alone. 3:2 And we sent Timothy, our brother and God's servant and our fellow worker in the good-news of the Christ, *that* he might establish youĎ and to encourage youĎ concerning yourĎ faith; 3:3that no one be shook up in these afflictions; for* youĎ yourselves know that we are destined *for this thing. 3:4For* even when we were with youĎ, we were telling youĎ beforehand that we are about to be afflicted; just-as it also happened and youĎ know. 3:5 Because of this, no longer forbearing it, I also sent Timothy, *that* I might know yourĎ faith, lest the tempter had tempted youĎ, and our labor might become vain. 3:6 But now, when* Timothy came to us from youĎ, and proclaimed to us good-news about yourĎ faith and love*, and that youĎ have a good remembrance of us always, longing to see us, just-as we also long to see youĎ. 3:7 Brethren, because of this, we were comforted on the basis of youĎ in all our affliction and calamity through yourĎ faith, 3:8 because now we live, if youĎ stand-firm in the Lord. 3:9 For* what thanksgiving are we able to repay to God concerning youĎ? Over all the joy in which we are rejoicing before our God is because of youĎ, 3:10 exceptionally beseeching God night and day, *that* we may see yourĎ face and may mend the things lacking of yourĎ faith.

     3:11 Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus Christ, steer our way toward youĎ. 3:12 And may the Lord increase in youĎ and this increase to abound in love* toward one another and toward all men, just-as we also do toward youĎ; 3:13*that* he might establish yourĎhearts, blameless in holiness before our God and Father, in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, with all his holy-ones.

Modern Literal Version Preface & Appendix , copyright 1987, 1999, 2013 by G. Allen Walker for the MLV New Testament Committee.
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