New International Version
In fact, when we were with you, we kept telling you that we would be persecuted. And it turned out that way, as you well know.
King James Bible
For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know.
Darby Bible Translation
for also, when we were with you, we told you beforehand we are about to be in tribulation, even as also it came to pass, and ye know.)
World English Bible
For most certainly, when we were with you, we told you beforehand that we are to suffer affliction, even as it happened, and you know.
Young's Literal Translation
for even when we were with you, we said to you beforehand, that we are about to suffer tribulation, as also it did come to pass, and ye have known it;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That we should suffer tribulation - I prepared you for it, because I knew that it was according to their nature for wicked men to persecute the followers of God.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryWhether the Movement of the Saints Will be Instantaneous?
Objection 1: It would seem that movement of the saints will be instantaneous. For Augustine says (De Civ. Dei xxii, 30) that "wherever the spirit listeth there will the body be." Now the movement of the will, whereby the spirit wishes to be anywhere, is instantaneous. Therefore the body's movement will be instantaneous. Objection 2: Further, the Philosopher (Phys. iv, 8) proves that there is no movement through a vacuum, because it would follow that something moves instantaneously, since a vacuum …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
The Beginning of the New Testament
See, I have told you ahead of time.
1 Thessalonians 2:14
For you, brothers and sisters, became imitators of God's churches in Judea, which are in Christ Jesus: You suffered from your own people the same things those churches suffered from the Jews
2 Thessalonians 2:5
Don't you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things?
2 Thessalonians 3:10
For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat."
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