1 Thessalonians 3:10
New International Version
Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith.

New Living Translation
Night and day we pray earnestly for you, asking God to let us see you again to fill the gaps in your faith.

English Standard Version
as we pray most earnestly night and day that we may see you face to face and supply what is lacking in your faith?

Berean Study Bible
Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you face to face and supply what is lacking from your faith.

Berean Literal Bible
night and day imploring exceedingly for us to see your face and to supply the things lacking of you in faith?

New American Standard Bible
as we night and day keep praying most earnestly that we may see your face, and may complete what is lacking in your faith?

King James Bible
Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?

Christian Standard Bible
as we pray very earnestly night and day to see you face to face and to complete what is lacking in your faith?

Contemporary English Version
Day and night we sincerely pray that we will see you again and help you to have an even stronger faith.

Good News Translation
Day and night we ask him with all our heart to let us see you personally and supply what is needed in your faith.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
as we pray very earnestly night and day to see you face to face and to complete what is lacking in your faith?

International Standard Version
We pray very hard night and day that we may see you again face to face, so that we may equip you with whatever is lacking in your faith.

NET Bible
We pray earnestly night and day to see you in person and make up what may be lacking in your faith.

New Heart English Bible
night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face, and may perfect that which is lacking in your faith?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Except that before God, we pray all the more earnestly, night and day, to see your faces, and perfect whatever is lacking in your faith?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We pray very hard night and day that we may see you again so that we can supply whatever you still need for your faith.

New American Standard 1977
as we night and day keep praying most earnestly that we may see your face, and may complete what is lacking in your faith?

Jubilee Bible 2000
night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face and might complete that which is lacking in your faith?

King James 2000 Bible
Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?

American King James Version
Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?

American Standard Version
night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face, and may perfect that which is lacking in your faith?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Night and day more abundantly praying that we may see your face, and may accomplish those things that are wanting to your faith?

Darby Bible Translation
night and day beseeching exceedingly to the end that we may see your face, and perfect what is lacking in your faith?

English Revised Version
night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face, and may perfect that which is lacking in your faith?

Webster's Bible Translation
Night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face, and may perfect that which is lacking in your faith?

Weymouth New Testament
while night and day, with intense earnestness, we pray that we may see your faces, and may bring to perfection whatever may be still lacking in your faith?

World English Bible
night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face, and may perfect that which is lacking in your faith?

Young's Literal Translation
night and day exceedingly beseeching, that we might see your face, and perfect the things lacking in your faith.
Study Bible
Timothy's Encouraging Report
9How can we adequately thank God for you in return for our great joy over you in His presence? 10Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you face to face and supply what is lacking from your faith. 11Now may our God and Father Himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 12:23
As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you. And I will continue to teach you the good and right way.

2 Corinthians 13:9
In fact, we rejoice when we are weak but you are strong, and our prayer is for your perfection.

2 Corinthians 13:11
Finally, brothers, rejoice! Aim for perfect harmony, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.

1 Thessalonians 2:17
Brothers, although we were torn away from you for a short time (in person, not in heart), our desire to see you face to face was even more intense.

2 Timothy 1:3
I thank God, whom I serve with a clear conscience as did my forefathers, as I constantly remember you night and day in my prayers.

Treasury of Scripture

Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?

Night.

Luke 2:37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed …

Acts 26:7 To which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and …

2 Timothy 1:3 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience…

Revelation 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they …

Revelation 7:15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and …

praying.

1 Thessalonians 3:11 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct …

1 Thessalonians 2:17,18 But we, brothers, being taken from you for a short time in presence, …

Romans 1:10 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous …

Romans 15:30-32 Now I beseech you, brothers, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and …

Philemon 1:22 But with prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your …

might perfect.

Romans 1:11,12 For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, …

2 Corinthians 1:15,24 And in this confidence I was minded to come to you before, that you …

2 Corinthians 13:9,11 For we are glad, when we are weak, and you are strong: and this also …

Philippians 1:25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue …

Colossians 1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all …

Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always …

2 Thessalonians 1:11 Why also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy …







Lexicon
Night
νυκτὸς (nyktos)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3571: The night, night-time. A primary word; 'night'.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

day
ἡμέρας (hēmeras)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

we pray
δεόμενοι (deomenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1189: To want for myself; I want, need; I beg, request, beseech, pray. Middle voice of deo; to beg, i.e. Petition.

most earnestly
ὑπερεκπερισσοῦ (hyperekperissou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 5228: Gen: in behalf of; acc: above.

that
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

we may see
ἰδεῖν (idein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

you
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

face to face
πρόσωπον (prosōpon)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4383: From pros and ops; the front, i.e. The countenance, aspect, appearance, surface; by implication, presence, person.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

supply
καταρτίσαι (katartisai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 2675: From kata and a derivative of artios; to complete thoroughly, i.e. Repair or adjust.

what
τὰ (ta)
Article - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

is lacking
ὑστερήματα (hysterēmata)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 5303: From hustereo; a deficit; specially, poverty.

from your
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

faith.
πίστεως (pisteōs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4102: Faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness.
(10) See your face.--Seeing them by proxy might satisfy for the while, but not for long. This exceeding importunate, prayer is caused by the feeling that it was Satan's hindrance (1Thessalonians 2:18), not God's will, which forbad the meeting. He would not so have prayed to go into Bithynia (Acts 16:7), for the essence of prayer is to conform the will to God's will.

That which is lacking in your faith.--Bishop Wordsworth points out the unflattering faithfulness of St. Paul's dealing with his converts. What the deficiencies were is unknown, but they certainly include want of knowledge of the state of the dead and concerning the Advent.

Verse 10. - Night and day (comp. 1 Thessalonians 2:9) praying exceedingly. Denoting the intense earnestness and anxiety of the apostle for the spiritual welfare of the Thessalonians, that found vent to itself in incessant prayer for them. Now follows the subject-matter of his prayer. That we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith. The faith of the Thessalonians was not perfect; it was "lacking" in several respects. It was defective in extent; they were ignorant of many of the doctrines of the gospel, and had formed erroneous views of other doctrines, such as the second advent. It was defective in application; they had not yet renounced all the corrupt practices of their former heathen life, nor had they embodied all the precepts of the gospel into their actual life. The Thessalonians were as yet but novices. So also the reason which impelled Paul to wish to come to Rome was to supply that which was lacking in the faith of the Roman converts (Romans 1:11). Confirmation was a work in which the apostle delighted, being both important and desirable. In general, faith at first is weak and defective; it is only developed by degrees. Especially is it increased by every increase of spiritual knowledge. "Add to your faith knowledge" (2 Peter 1:5, 6). The remark of Calvin is worthy of attention: "Paul is desirous of having the opportunity given him of supplying what is wanting in the faith of the Thessalonians, or, which is the same thing, completing in all its parts their faith which was as yet imperfect. Yet this is the faith which he had previously extolled marvelously. From this we infer that those who far surpass others are still far distant from the goal. Hence, whatever progress we may have made, let us keep in view our deficiencies, that we may not be reluctant to aim at something further." 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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