2 Thessalonians 3:4
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New International Version
We have confidence in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do the things we command.

New Living Translation
And we are confident in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do the things we commanded you.

English Standard Version
And we have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do the things that we command.

Berean Study Bible
And we have confidence in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do what we command.

Berean Literal Bible
And we are persuaded in the Lord as to you, that both you are doing and you will do the things that we command.

New American Standard Bible
We have confidence in the Lord concerning you, that you are doing and will continue to do what we command.

King James Bible
And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
We have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do what we command.

International Standard Version
We have confidence in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do what we command.

NET Bible
And we are confident about you in the Lord that you are both doing--and will do--what we are commanding.

New Heart English Bible
We have confidence in the Lord concerning you, that you both do and will do the things we command.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But we trust you in Our Lord, that whatever we command you, you do and you will do.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Lord gives us confidence that you are doing and will continue to do what we ordered you to do.

New American Standard 1977
And we have confidence in the Lord concerning you, that you are doing and will continue to do what we command.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And we have confidence in the Lord regarding you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you.

King James 2000 Bible
And we have confidence in the Lord concerning you, that you both do and will do the things which we command you.

American King James Version
And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that you both do and will do the things which we command you.

American Standard Version
And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And we have confidence concerning you in the Lord, that the things which we command, you both do, and will do.

Darby Bible Translation
But we trust in the Lord as to you, that the things which we enjoin, ye both do and will do.

English Revised Version
And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command.

Webster's Bible Translation
And we have confidence in the Lord concerning you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you.

Weymouth New Testament
And we have confidence in the Lord in regard to you that you are doing, and will do, what we command.

World English Bible
We have confidence in the Lord concerning you, that you both do and will do the things we command.

Young's Literal Translation
and we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that the things that we command you ye both do and will do;
Study Bible
Request for Prayer
3But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one. 4And we have confidence in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do what we command. 5May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 2:3
I wrote as I did so that on my arrival I would not be saddened by those who ought to make me rejoice. I had confidence in all of you, that you would share my joy.

1 Thessalonians 4:10
And indeed, you are showing this love to all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to excel more and more
Treasury of Scripture

And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that you both do and will do the things which we command you.

we have.

Romans 15:14 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brothers, that you also …

2 Corinthians 2:3 And I wrote this same to you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow …

2 Corinthians 7:16 I rejoice therefore that I have confidence in you in all things.

2 Corinthians 8:22 And we have sent with them our brother, whom we have oftentimes proved …

Galatians 5:10 I have confidence in you through the Lord, that you will be none …

Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which has begun a good …

Philemon 1:21 Having confidence in your obedience I wrote to you, knowing that …

that.

2 Thessalonians 3:6,12 Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ…

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatever I have commanded you: …

Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and …

Romans 15:18 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ …

1 Corinthians 7:19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping …

1 Corinthians 14:37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual…

2 Corinthians 2:9 For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of …

2 Corinthians 7:15 And his inward affection is more abundant toward you, whilst he remembers …

Philippians 2:12 Why, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence …

1 Thessalonians 4:1,2,10 Furthermore then we beseech you, brothers, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus…

(4) We have confidence in the Lord touching you.--Rather, We rely upon you in the Lord: the clause forms the counterpart to the last verse. St. Chrysostom's whole comment is worth transcription:--"God, saith he, is faithful, and having promised to save, save He assuredly will, but as He promised. And how did He promise? If we would be agreeable, and would hear Him; not unconditionally, nor while we remain inactive like stocks and stones. Yet, well has he added his, 'We rely in the Lord:' that is, 'We trust to His love of men.' Once more he takes them down, ascribing the whole matter to that quarter; for had he said 'We trust to you,' it would have been a great compliment indeed, but would not have taught them to ascribe all to God; and had he said 'We rely on the Lord that He will keep you,' without adding 'upon you,' and 'that ye both do and will do what things we command,' he would have made them less active by casting the whole upon the power of God." (See the passage of Galatians referred to in the margin.)

Both do and will do.--The emphasis of the sentence is on the future tense, the commendation of the present being only intended to do away the rebuke which might have been conveyed by the future alone. How careful St. Paul is not to wound susceptibilities, though he never "pleases men"! (See, for instance, Notes on 1Thessalonians 4:1; 1Thessalonians 4:9-10; 1Thessalonians 5:11.) This expression of confidence is a happy rhetorical means of preparing readers for the commands which are to follow.

Verse 4. - And we have confidence in the Lord. The apostle confidently expects the obedience of the Thessalonians, but his confidence is not fixed on them - on their own efforts, endeavours, and resolutions - but on the Lord, namely, Christ; on his grace and strength communicated to and perfected in weakness. The obedience of the Thessalonians flowed from the grace of Christ; it was in consequence of the communication of the influences of his Spirit that they were enabled to make progress and to persevere in the Christian life. "Here," observes Professor Jowett, "as elsewhere, the apostle speaks of believing, hoping, doing all things in Christ. We lead an ordinary life as well as a religious one; but, with the apostle, his ordinary life is his religious one, and hence he uses religious expressions in reference to all that he says and does." The apostle lives in the sphere of Christ. Touching you; with reference to you - the direction of his confidence. That ye both do and will do the things which we command you. There is here the same union of Divine assistance and human effort, of God's working and man's working, which pervades the whole scheme of the gospel salvation (see Philippians 2:12, 13). And we have confidence in the Lord touching you,.... The ground of confidence concerning them was not in themselves, in their grace, and strength, and wisdom, and conduct, and good behaviour; but in the Lord, in his grace and strength, and in the power of his might, without whom they could do nothing, but through him strengthening them, could do all things.

That ye both do, and will do the things which we command you; referring both to the commandments, which they had already given them by Christ, and they had showed, and continued to show a proper regard unto, see 1 Thessalonians 4:1 and also to what would be observed to them, as in 2 Thessalonians 3:6. 4. we have confidence in the Lord—as "faithful" (2Th 3:3). Have confidence in no man when left to himself [Bengel].

that ye both do—Some of the oldest manuscripts insert a clause, "that ye both have done" before, "and are doing, and will do." He means the majority by "ye," not all of them (compare 2Th 3:11; 2Th 1:3; 1Th 3:6).3:1-5 Those who are far apart still may meet together at the throne of grace; and those not able to do or receive any other kindness, may in this way do and receive real and very great kindness. Enemies to the preaching of the gospel, and persecutors of its faithful preachers, are unreasonable and wicked men. Many do not believe the gospel; and no wonder if such are restless and show malice in their endeavours to oppose it. The evil of sin is the greatest evil, but there are other evils we need to be preserved from, and we have encouragement to depend upon the grace of God. When once the promise is made, the performance is sure and certain. The apostle had confidence in them, but that was founded upon his confidence in God; for there is otherwise no confidence in man. He prays for them for spiritual blessings. It is our sin and our misery, that we place our affections upon wrong objects. There is not true love of God, without faith in Jesus Christ. If, by the special grace of God, we have that faith which multitudes have not, we should earnestly pray that we may be enabled, without reserve, to obey his commands, and that we may be enabled, without reserve, to the love of God, and the patience of Christ.
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