1 Thessalonians 1:2
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New International Version
We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers.

New Living Translation
We always thank God for all of you and pray for you constantly.

English Standard Version
We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers,

New American Standard Bible
We give thanks to God always for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers;

King James Bible
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We always thank God for all of you, remembering you constantly in our prayers.

International Standard Version
We always thank God for all of you when we mention you in our prayers.

NET Bible
We thank God always for all of you as we mention you constantly in our prayers,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
We thank God always for all of you, and we are reminded of you in our prayers constantly.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We always thank God for all of you as we remember you in our prayers.

Jubilee Bible 2000
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers,

King James 2000 Bible
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

American King James Version
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

American Standard Version
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Grace be to you and peace. We give thanks to God always for you all; making a remembrance of you in our prayers without ceasing,

Darby Bible Translation
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you at our prayers,

English Revised Version
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

Webster's Bible Translation
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

Weymouth New Testament
We continually give thanks to God because of you all, while we make mention of you in our prayers.

World English Bible
We always give thanks to God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers,

Young's Literal Translation
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers,
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

1:1-5 As all good comes from God, so no good can be hoped for by sinners, but from God in Christ. And the best good may be expected from God, as our Father, for the sake of Christ. We should pray, not only for ourselves, but for others also; remembering them without ceasing. Wherever there is a true faith, it will work; it will affect both the heart and life. Faith works by love; it shows itself in love to God, and love to our neighbour. And wherever there is a well-grounded hope of eternal life, this will appear by the exercise of patience; and it is a sign of sincerity, when in all we do, we seek to approve ourselves to God. By this we may know our election, if we not only speak of the things of God with out lips, but feel their power in our hearts, mortifying our lusts, weaning us from the world, and raising us up to heavenly things. Unless the Spirit of God comes with the word of God, it will be to us a dead letter. Thus they entertained it by the power of the Holy Ghost. They were fully convinced of the truth of it, so as not to be shaken in mind by objections and doubts; and they were willing to leave all for Christ, and to venture their souls and everlasting condition upon the truth of the gospel revelation.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - We. Many expositors (Cony-beare, Koch, Jowett) suppose that the plural is here used for the singular; as Paul elsewhere does in other parts of this Epistle. Thus: "Wherefore we would come unto you, even I Paul, once and again" (1 Thessalonians 2:18); "Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone" (1 Thessalonians 3:1). In these verses the pronoun "we" is evidently restricted to Paul. Still, however, Silvanus and Timotheus being mentioned directly before, it is most natural to include them here. Give thanks to God always for you all. All Paul's Epistles, with the solitary exception of the Epistle to the Galatians, commence with an expression of thanksgiving. Making mention of you in our prayers; whilst we are engaged in prayer for you. Paul's prayer for the Thessalonians took the form of thanksgiving.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

We give thanks to God always for you all,.... For all the members of this church, Jew or Gentile, rich or poor, greater or lesser believers, officers or private Christians; for their being a church, for the gifts bestowed on them, for the graces hereafter mentioned that were wrought in them and exercised by them; the glory of all which is given to God, and thanks for the same, which shows them to be gifts of his, and not in the least owing to any merits of men: the apostle ascribes nothing to their free will, previous dispositions and qualifications, diligence and industry; nor does he attribute anything to himself and to his companions, who were only ministers by whom these believed; but he refers all to God, to his grace and goodness: and he returned thanks to him for it, and that "always"; whenever he thought of it, made mention of it, or was at the throne of grace, as follows,

making mention of you in our prayers; to God, daily, both in private and in public, at which times thanksgivings to God were made on their account; for thanksgiving is a part of prayer, and requests are always to be made known unto God with thanksgiving. The Ethiopic version renders this clause in the singular number, "and I am mindful of you always in my prayer"; and leaves out the word "all" in the former clause.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2. (Ro 1:9; 2Ti 1:3.) The structure of the sentences in this and the following verses, each successive sentence repeating with greater fulness the preceding, characteristically marks Paul's abounding love and thankfulness in respect to his converts, as if he were seeking by words heaped on words to convey some idea of his exuberant feelings towards them.

We—I, Silvanus, and Timotheus. Ro 1:9 supports Alford in translating, "making mention of you in our prayers without ceasing" (1Th 1:3). Thus, "without ceasing," in the second clause, answers in parallelism to "always," in the first.

1 Thessalonians 1:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
Greetings from Paul, Silas and Timothy
1Paul and Silvanus and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace. 2We give thanks to God always for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers; 3constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father,…
Cross References
Romans 1:8
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.

Romans 1:9
God, whom I serve in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you

1 Thessalonians 2:13
And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe.

1 Thessalonians 3:9
How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you?

2 Thessalonians 1:3
We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.
Treasury of Scripture

We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

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Romans 1:8,9 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your …

Romans 6:17 But God be thanked, that you were the servants of sin…

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Ephesians 1:15,16 Why I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love …

Philippians 1:3,4 I thank my God on every remembrance of you…

Colossians 1:3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying …

Philemon 1:4 I thank my God, making mention of you always in my prayers,

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