1 Thessalonians 4:10
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New International Version
And in fact, you do love all of God's family throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers and sisters, to do so more and more,

New Living Translation
Indeed, you already show your love for all the believers throughout Macedonia. Even so, dear brothers and sisters, we urge you to love them even more.

English Standard Version
for that indeed is what you are doing to all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to do this more and more,

Berean Study Bible
And indeed, you are showing this love to all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to excel more and more

Berean Literal Bible
And indeed you are doing this toward all the brothers, the ones in all Macedonia. But we exhort you, brothers, to abound more and more,

New American Standard Bible
for indeed you do practice it toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, to excel still more,

King James Bible
And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In fact, you are doing this toward all the brothers in the entire region of Macedonia. But we encourage you, brothers, to do so even more,

International Standard Version
In fact, you are showing love to all the brothers throughout Macedonia, but we urge you, brothers, to keep on doing this even more.

NET Bible
And indeed you are practicing it toward all the brothers and sisters in all of Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers and sisters, to do so more and more,

New Heart English Bible
for indeed you do it toward all the brothers who are in all Macedonia. But we exhort you, brothers, that you abound more and more;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You also are doing so to all the brethren who are in all Macedonia, but I beg of you, my brethren, that you superabound,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
In fact, you are showing love to all the Christians throughout the province of Macedonia. We encourage you as believers to excel in love even more.

New American Standard 1977
for indeed you do practice it toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, to excel still more,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia, but we beseech you, brethren, that ye continue to grow

King James 2000 Bible
And indeed you do it toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that you increase more and more;

American King James Version
And indeed you do it toward all the brothers which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brothers, that you increase more and more;

American Standard Version
for indeed ye do it toward all the brethren that are in all Macedonia. But we exhort you, brethren, that ye abound more and more;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For indeed you do it towards all the brethren in all Macedonia. But we entreat you, brethren, that you abound more:

Darby Bible Translation
For also ye do this towards all the brethren in the whole of Macedonia; but we exhort you, brethren, to abound still more,

English Revised Version
for indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia. But we exhort you, brethren, that ye abound more and more;

Webster's Bible Translation
And indeed ye do it towards all the brethren who are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;

Weymouth New Testament
and indeed you do love all the brethren throughout Macedonia. And we exhort you to do so more and more,

World English Bible
for indeed you do it toward all the brothers who are in all Macedonia. But we exhort you, brothers, that you abound more and more;

Young's Literal Translation
for ye do it also to all the brethren who are in all Macedonia; and we call upon you, brethren, to abound still more,
Study Bible
Living to Please God
9Now about brotherly love, you do not need anyone to write to you, because you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another. 10And indeed, you are showing this love to all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to excel more and more 11and to aspire to live quietly, to attend to your own matters, and to work with your own hands, as we instructed you.…
Cross References
Romans 15:26
For Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.

1 Thessalonians 1:7
As a result, you have become an example to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia.

1 Thessalonians 3:12
And may the Lord cause you to increase and overflow with love for one another and for everyone else, just as our love for you overflows,

1 Thessalonians 4:1
Finally, brothers, we ask and encourage you in the Lord Jesus to live in a way that is pleasing to God, as you have received from us. This is how you already live, so you should do so all the more.

2 Thessalonians 3:4
And we have confidence in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do what we command.
Treasury of Scripture

And indeed you do it toward all the brothers which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brothers, that you increase more and more;

all the.

1 Thessalonians 1:7 So that you were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.

2 Corinthians 8:1,2,8-10 Moreover, brothers, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed …

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

Colossians 1:4 Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which …

2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brothers, as it is meet, …

Philemon 1:5-7 Hearing of your love and faith, which you have toward the Lord Jesus, …

that ye.

1 Thessalonians 4:1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brothers, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus…

1 Thessalonians 3:12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, …

Philippians 1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge …

Philippians 3:13-15 Brothers, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing …

2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus …

(10) And indeed ye do it--i.e., "love one another;" but the words seem to imply a very practical form of love. This fact justifies St. Paul in saying that the Thessalonians were so taught of God.

Toward.--Rather, even unto; as far as unto. The Thessalonians' charity has travelled already a long way from its starting-point at home, extending over all northern Greece. As Thessalonica had been the centre of evangelisation (1Thessalonians 1:8), so also of the maintenance of the Churches. The words need not necessarily (though they do probably) imply a number of missionary stations besides the three places where the Apostles had preached.

Increase more and more.--A little too emphatic: abound (or, overflow) still more. The words are identical with those in 1Thessalonians 4:1. The brotherly kindness of the Thessalonians did not spread over a wide enough area in merely traversing Macedonia, nor was it so unostentatious as true love should be.

Verse 10. - And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia. Not only to those in Thessalonica, but to all believers in your country and neighborhood. But we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more; that ye make progress in brotherly love - that it increase in purity, in warmth, and in extent. And indeed ye do it towards all the brethren,.... Whether high or low, rich or poor, bond or free, greater or lesser believers, and whether related in the bonds of nature or not; they exercised this grace of love without respect of persons, to all, and not only to all the brethren in the particular community at Thessalonica, but

which are in all Macedonia; throughout the whole country, particularly at Philippi and Berea, and other places:

but we beseech you, brethren. The Alexandrian copy reads, "beloved brethren"; and the Syriac version, "I beseech you, my brethren: that ye increase more and more"; in showing love to the brethren; which may be done both by administering to them in things temporal, by assisting them in distress, by sympathizing with them, and by giving them counsel and advice; and in things spiritual, by bearing their burdens, forbearing with them, and forgiving them; by admonishing them in love, by stirring them up to love and good works, by praying with them and for them, and by instructing and building them up in their most holy faith; and this increase, and abounding in the exercise of this grace, may respect not only the more frequent and fervent use of it, but also the larger extent of it to other objects; as not only to all the brethren in their own church, and to all that were in Macedonia, to which it did extend, but likewise to all the brethren in other parts of the world, and which are more distant and remote; and even to the poor saints at Jerusalem in particular; and accordingly we find that their love did abound unto them; see Romans 15:25, this shows, that though brotherly love was much practised by these saints, yet it was not perfect; nor is any grace perfect as to degrees; nor is any saint perfect in the discharge of duty in this life. 10. And indeed—Greek, "For even."4:9-12 We should notice in others what is good, to their praise, that we may engage them to abound therein more and more. All who are savingly taught of God, are taught to love one another. The teaching of the Spirit exceeds the teachings of men; and men's teaching is vain and useless, unless God teach. Those remarkable for this or any other grace, need to increase therein, as well as to persevere to the end. It is very desirable to have a calm and quiet temper, and to be of a peaceable and quiet behaviour. Satan is busy to trouble us; and we have in our hearts what disposes us to be unquiet; therefore let us study to be quiet. Those who are busy-bodies, meddling in other men's matters, have little quiet in their own minds, and cause great disturbances among their neighbours. They seldom mind the other exhortation, to be diligent in their own calling, to work with their own hands. Christianity does not take us from the work and duty of our particular callings, but teaches us to be diligent therein. People often by slothfulness reduce themselves to great straits, and are liable to many wants; while such as are diligent in their own business, earn their own bread, and have great pleasure in so doing.
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