1 Thessalonians 3
Paul testifieth his great love to the Thessalonians, partly by sending Timothy unto them to strengthen and comfort them: partly by rejoicing in their well doing:
1 Thessalonians 3:1 Wherfore, sence we coulde no lenger forbeare, we thought it good to remayne at Athens alone, 1 Thessalonians 3:2 and sent Timothe oure brother & mynyster of God, and the helper forth of oure laboure in the Gospell of Christ, to stablisshe you: and to conforte you concernyng our fayth 1 Thessalonians 3:3 that no man shulde be moued in these affliccyons, For ye your selues knowe, that we are euen apoynted there vnto. 1 Thessalonians 3:4 For when we were wyth you, we tolde you before, that we shude suffre tribulacyon, euen as it came to passe, and as ye knowe. 1 Thessalonians 3:5 For this cause when I coulde no lenger forbeare, I sent that I myght haue knowledge of youre fayth, lest by some meanes þe tempter had tempted you, and lest oure laboure had bene bestowed in vayne. 1 Thessalonians 3:6 But now lately, when Timothe came from you vnto vs, & declared to vs your faith & your loue, & how þt ye haue good remembraunce of vs allwayes, desyrynge to se vs as we also desyre to se you. 1 Thessalonians 3:7 Therfore brethren we receaued consolacyon by you, in all our aduersite & necessite, through your fayth. 1 Thessalonians 3:8 For now are we alyue, yf ye stande stedfast in the Lorde. 1 Thessalonians 3:9 For what thankes can we recompence to God agayne for you, ouer al þe ioye, þt we ioye for your sakes before our God:
and partly by praying for them, and desiring a safe coming unto them.
1 Thessalonians 3:10 praying nyght and daye exceadyngly, þt we might se you presently, and myght fulfyll the thynges which are lackynge vnto youre fayth. 1 Thessalonians 3:11 God him selfe oure father, and oure Lorde Iesus Christ shall gyde oure iorney vnto you: 1 Thessalonians 3:12 the Lord also shall increace you & make you flowe ouer in loue one toward another, and towarde all men, euen as we do toward you, 1 Thessalonians 3:13 that he maye make youre hertes stable & vnblameable, in holynes before God oure father, at the commynge of oure Lorde Iesus Christ with all saynctes.