1 Thessalonians 3:7
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New International Version
Therefore, brothers and sisters, in all our distress and persecution we were encouraged about you because of your faith.

New Living Translation
So we have been greatly encouraged in the midst of our troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith.

English Standard Version
for this reason, brothers, in all our distress and affliction we have been comforted about you through your faith.

Berean Study Bible
For this reason, brothers, in all our distress and persecution, we have been reassured about you, because of your faith.

Berean Literal Bible
because of this, brothers, we were encouraged as to you in all our distress and tribulation, through your faith.

New American Standard Bible
for this reason, brethren, in all our distress and affliction we were comforted about you through your faith;

King James Bible
Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, brothers, in all our distress and persecution, we were encouraged about you through your faith.

International Standard Version
That's why, brothers, in all our distress and persecution we have been encouraged about you by your faith.

NET Bible
So in all our distress and affliction, we were reassured about you, brothers and sisters, through your faith.

New Heart English Bible
for this cause, brothers, we were comforted over you in all our distress and affliction through your faith.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore we were comforted by you, brethren, concerning all our adversities and in our afflictions, because of your faith.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So brothers and sisters, your faith has encouraged us in all our distress and trouble.

New American Standard 1977
for this reason, brethren, in all our distress and affliction we were comforted about you through your faith;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our tribulation and need by your faith;

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore, brethren, we were encouraged over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith:

American King James Version
Therefore, brothers, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith:

American Standard Version
for this cause, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our distress and affliction through your faith:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore we were comforted, brethren, in you, in all our necessity and tribulation, by your faith,

Darby Bible Translation
for this reason we have been comforted in you, brethren, in all our distress and tribulation, through your faith,

English Revised Version
for this cause, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our distress and affliction through your faith:

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore, brethren, by your faith we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress:

Weymouth New Testament
for this reason in our distress and trouble we have been comforted about you, brethren, by your faith.

World English Bible
for this cause, brothers, we were comforted over you in all our distress and affliction through your faith.

Young's Literal Translation
because of this we were comforted, brethren, over you, in all our tribulation and necessity, through your faith,
Study Bible
Timothy's Encouraging Report
6But now Timothy has returned from his visit with the good news about your faith, your love, and the fond memories you have preserved, longing to see us just as we long to see you. 7For this reason, brothers, in all our distress and persecution, we have been reassured about you, because of your faith. 8For now we can go on living, as long as you are standing firm in the Lord.…
Cross References
1 Thessalonians 3:6
But now Timothy has returned from his visit with the good news about your faith, your love, and the fond memories you have preserved, longing to see us just as we long to see you.

1 Thessalonians 3:8
For now we can go on living, as long as you are standing firm in the Lord.
Treasury of Scripture

Therefore, brothers, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith:

we were.

1 Thessalonians 3:8,9 For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord…

2 Corinthians 1:4 Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort …

2 Corinthians 7:6,7,13 Nevertheless God, that comforts those that are cast down, comforted …

2 John 1:4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of your children walking in truth, …

in all.

Acts 17:4-10 And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and …

1 Corinthians 4:9-13 For I think that God has set forth us the apostles last, as it were …

2 Corinthians 11:23-28 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors …

2 Timothy 3:10-12 But you have fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, …

(7) In all our affliction and distress.--The words give no decisive indication whether the distress came from within or from without, and it is impossible to specify in what it consisted; but either way it suits very well with Acts 18:5-17; 1Corinthians 2:3.

Verse 7. - Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you - with reference to you - in all our affliction and distress. Some refer "affliction" to outward troubles, and "distress" to internal evils - referring the one to the persecutions arising from his Corinthian opponents, and the other to his bodily infirmity (Koch). Such a distinction is, however, precarious. The words do not refer to the apostle's anxiety on account of the Thessalonians, for that was removed by the coming of Timothy. Clearly some external trouble is denoted. Paul, when he preached the gospel at Corinth, and before he obtained the protection of Gallio, was exposed to much persecution and danger. The Jews had expelled him from their synagogue (Acts 18:6), and attempts had been made against him which at length broke out into an insurrection against him, when he was dragged before the Roman tribunal (Acts 18:12). His condition at Corinth when he wrote this Epistle was dark and gloomy. By your faith; by the steadfastness of your faith. The good news which Timothy brought of the faith and love of the Thessalonians comforted the apostle amid all the trials and difficulties and disappointments of his ministry (comp. with this passage 2 Corinthians 7:4-7). Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over, you,.... Or "in you", as the Vulgate Latin version; or "from you", as the Arabic; or "by you", as the Syriac; or "for you", as the Ethiopic; that is, on account of them, either by what they had heard was in them, or had heard from them. This gave abundant consolation

in all our affliction and distress: which they met with at Corinth, where the apostle laboured with his own hands, and ministered to his own, and the necessities of others, and was greatly opposed, reproached, and persecuted; see Acts 18:3, but the news of the good estate and condition the Thessalonians were in, was a great relief and comfort to him, particularly their faith:

by your faith: by the report of it, that it grew exceedingly, and that they walked in the truth; see 1 John 5:4. The Alexandrian copy reads, "in all your distress and affliction, and by your faith." 7. over you—in respect to you.

in—in the midst of: notwithstanding "all our distress (Greek, 'necessity') and affliction," namely, external trials at Corinth, whence Paul writes (compare 1Th 3:6, with Ac 18:5-10).3:6-10 Thankfulness to God is very imperfect in the present state; but one great end of the ministry of the word is to help faith forward. That which was the instrument to obtain faith, is also the means of increasing and confirming it, namely, the ordinances of God; and as faith cometh by hearing, so it is confirmed by hearing also.
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