1 Thessalonians 3

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

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



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