1 Thessalonians 3:3
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New International Version
so that no one would be unsettled by these trials. For you know quite well that we are destined for them.

New Living Translation
and to keep you from being shaken by the troubles you were going through. But you know that we are destined for such troubles.

English Standard Version
that no one be moved by these afflictions. For you yourselves know that we are destined for this.

Berean Study Bible
so that none of you would be shaken by these trials. For you know that we are destined for this.

Berean Literal Bible
that no one be moved in these tribulations. For you yourselves know that we are destined for this.

New American Standard Bible
so that no one would be disturbed by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we have been destined for this.

King James Bible
That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so that no one will be shaken by these persecutions. For you yourselves know that we are appointed to this.

International Standard Version
so that no one would be shaken by these persecutions, for which you are aware that we were destined.

NET Bible
so that no one would be shaken by these afflictions. For you yourselves know that we are destined for this.

New Heart English Bible
that no one be moved by these afflictions. For you know that we are appointed to this task.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lest any of you should lose hope by such sufferings, for you are aware that we are appointed to this.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
so that these troubles don't disturb any of you. You know that we're destined to suffer persecution.

New American Standard 1977
so that no man may be disturbed by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we have been destined for this.

Jubilee Bible 2000
that no one should be moved in these tribulations, for you know that we are appointed for this.

King James 2000 Bible
That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for you yourselves know that we are appointed unto this.

American King James Version
That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.

American Standard Version
that no man be moved by these afflictions; for yourselves know that hereunto we are appointed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That no man should be moved in these tribulations: for yourselves know, that we are appointed thereunto.

Darby Bible Translation
that no one might be moved by these afflictions. (For yourselves know that we are set for this;

English Revised Version
that no man be moved by these afflictions; for yourselves know that hereunto we are appointed.

Webster's Bible Translation
That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed to it.

Weymouth New Testament
that none of you might be unnerved by your present trials: for you yourselves know that they are our appointed lot.

World English Bible
that no one be moved by these afflictions. For you know that we are appointed to this task.

Young's Literal Translation
that no one be moved in these tribulations, for yourselves have known that for this we are set,
Study Bible
Timothy's Visit
2We sent Timothy, our brother and God’s fellow worker in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith, 3so that none of you would be shaken by these trials. For you know that we are destined for this. 4Indeed, when we were with you, we kept warning you that we would suffer persecution; and as you know, it has come to pass.…
Cross References
Acts 9:16
I will show him how much he must suffer for My name."

Acts 14:22
strengthening the souls of the disciples and encouraging them to continue in the faith. "We must endure many hardships to enter the kingdom of God," they said.
Treasury of Scripture

That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.

moved.

Psalm 112:6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in …

Acts 2:25 For David speaks concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before …

Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to …

Acts 21:13 Then Paul answered, What mean you to weep and to break my heart? …

Romans 5:3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that …

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always …

Ephesians 3:13 Why I desire that you faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.

Philippians 1:28 And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an …

Colossians 1:23 If you continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved …

2 Thessalonians 1:4 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your …

2 Timothy 1:8 Be not you therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of …

1 Peter 4:12-14 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is …

Revelation 2:10,13 Fear none of those things which you shall suffer: behold, the devil …

we are.

1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by …

Matthew 10:16-18 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the middle of wolves: be you …

Matthew 24:9,10 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: …

Luke 21:12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute …

John 15:19-21 If you were of the world, the world would love his own: but because …

John 16:2,33 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yes, the time comes, that …

Acts 9:16 For I will show him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.

Acts 14:22 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue …

Acts 20:23 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesses in every city, saying that bonds …

Acts 21:11,13 And when he was come to us, he took Paul's girdle, and bound his …

Romans 8:35-37 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, …

1 Corinthians 4:9 For I think that God has set forth us the apostles last, as it were …

2 Timothy 3:11,12 Persecutions, afflictions, which came to me at Antioch, at Iconium, …

1 Peter 2:21 For even hereunto were you called: because Christ also suffered for …

1 Peter 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is …

(3) Moved, or more literally, seduced. The very peculiar word in the original means, in the first instance, the fawning of an animal upon its master: then, through the intermediate sense of "wheedling," it comes to mean the gradual detachment of a person from his resolution by any insinuating representations, whether of flattery or (as here) of fear. The next word should be in or in the midst of, rather than "by", therefore (though both may be included) their own "afflictions" are chiefly meant, not St. Paul's.

For yourselves.--"Your previous expectation that Christianity involved the suffering of persecution ought to be enough to prevent you now from losing your faith."

We are appointed thereunto.--The "we" means all Christian people: their election into the Church must needs be an election to suffering (see marg. refs.). "No cross, no crown."

Verse 3. - This verse contains the object of the exhortation; the clause is an accusative to the verb. That no man should be moved (or, shaken) by; or rather in; expressing the position in which they were placed. These afflictions. The same word as "tribulation" in the next verse. For yourselves know. How they knew is explained, partly from the forewarnings of the apostle, and partly from their own experience. That we; not to be referred to Paul only, nor to Paul and his companions, Silas and Timothy, nor to Paul and the Thessalonians, but to all Christians in general; that we Christians. Are appointed thereunto; namely, by God. Our afflictions do not result from chance, but are the necessary consequence of our Christianity; they arise from the appointment and ordinance of God. Tribulation is the Christian's portion. Whatever truth there may be in the saying that prosperity is the promise of the Old Testament, affliction is certainly the promise of the New. We must be conformed to Christ in his sufferings. "In the world," says our Lord, "ye shall have tribulation" (John 16:33). When our Lord called Paul to his apostleship, he showed him how great things he must suffer for his Name's sake (Acts 9:16). All the apostles suffered from persecution, and concerning Christians in general Paul asserts that it is only through tribulation that they can enter into the kingdom of God (Acts 14:22; see Revelation 7:14). That no man should be moved by these afflictions,.... Which the apostle endured for the sake of preaching the Gospel among them, and which he feared might be a means of troubling their minds, of shaking their faith, and moving them from the hope of the Gospel; for though none of these things moved him, who was an old soldier of Christ, and used to hardness, and an apostle of Christ; yet these were young converts, and not used to such things, and therefore might be staggered at them, and be offended, as stony ground hearers are; and though the apostle hoped better things of them, yet was he concerned for them, that no one among them might be unhinged by them, or succumb under them:

for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto; by the immutable decree of God: afflictions, as to their nature, measure, and duration, are appointed for the people of God, and they are appointed for them; this is the case of all who will live godly in Christ Jesus, and especially of Gospel ministers; of which these saints had been apprized by the apostle, and therefore was nothing new, unheard of, and unexpected, or to be looked upon as a strange thing; and seeing this was the appointment of heaven, and the will of God, they should be patiently endured, and quietly submitted to. 3. moved—"shaken," "disturbed." The Greek is literally said of dogs wagging the tail in fawning on one. Therefore Tittmann explains it, "That no man should, amidst his calamities, be allured by the flattering hope of a more pleasant life to abandon his duty." So Elsner and Bengel, "cajoled out of his faith." In afflictions, relatives and opponents combine with the ease-loving heart itself in flatteries, which it needs strong faith to overcome.

yourselves know—We always candidly told you so (1Th 3:4; Ac 14:22). None but a religion from God would have held out such a trying prospect to those who should embrace it, and yet succeed in winning converts.

we—Christians.

appointed thereunto—by God's counsel (1Th 5:9).3:1-5 The more we find pleasure in the ways of God, the more we shall desire to persevere therein. The apostle's design was to establish and comfort the Thessalonians as to the object of their faith, that Jesus Christ was the Saviour of the world; and as to the recompence of faith, which was more than enough to make up all their losses, and to reward all their labours. But he feared his labours would be in vain. If the devil cannot hinder ministers from labouring in the word and doctrine, he will, if possible, hinder the success of their labours. No one would willingly labour in vain. It is the will and purpose of God, that we enter into his kingdom through many afflictions. And the apostles, far from flattering people with the expectation of worldly prosperity in religion, told them plainly they must count upon trouble in the flesh. Herein they followed the example of their great Master, the Author of our faith. Christians were in danger, and they should be forewarned; they will thus be kept from being improved by any devices of the tempter.
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