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1st Thess. Chapter 3

1st Thess.3:1 Therefore when we could no longer hold back, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone;

1st Thess.3:2 so 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:

1st Thess.3:3 that no man should be shaken by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed for this.

1st Thess.3:4 For truthfully, when we were with you, we told you before that we are about to suffer tribulation; just as it came to pass, and you know.

1st Thess.3:5 For this reason, when I could no longer hold back, I sent to know your faith, unless by some means the tempter had tempted you, and our labor had been for nothing.

1st Thess.3:6 But now when Timothy came from you to us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and love, and that you have good remembrance of us always, desiring greatly to see us, as we also to see you:

1st Thess.3:7 therefore, brothers, we were comforted concerning you in all our affliction and distress by your faith:

1st Thess.3:8 for now we live, if you are standing in the Lord.

1st Thess.3:9 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;

1st Thess.3:10 night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and complete mending of that which is lacking in your faith?

1st Thess.3:11 Now God Himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you.

1st Thess.3:12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, just as we do toward you:

1st Thess.3:13 to the end He may establish your hearts blamelessly in holiness before God, even our Father, in the Presence of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints.