1 Thessalonians 3:11
New International Version
Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus clear the way for us to come to you.

New Living Translation
May God our Father and our Lord Jesus bring us to you very soon.

English Standard Version
Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you,

Berean Study Bible
Now may our God and Father Himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you.

Berean Literal Bible
Now may our God and Father Himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you.

New American Standard Bible
Now may our God and Father Himself and Jesus our Lord direct our way to you;

King James Bible
Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you.

Christian Standard Bible
Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you.

Contemporary English Version
We pray that God our Father and our Lord Jesus will let us visit you.

Good News Translation
May our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus prepare the way for us to come to you!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now may our God and Father Himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you.

International Standard Version
Now may our God and Father and our Lord Jesus provide a way for us to visit you.

NET Bible
Now may God our Father himself and our Lord Jesus direct our way to you.

New Heart English Bible
Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But God Our Father and our Lord Yeshua The Messiah shall direct our way to you,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We pray that God our Father and the Lord Jesus will guide us to you.

New American Standard 1977
Now may our God and Father Himself and Jesus our Lord direct our way to you;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now may God himself and our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ direct our way unto you.

King James 2000 Bible
Now God himself even our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you.

American King James Version
Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you.

American Standard Version
Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way unto you:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you.

Darby Bible Translation
But our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you.

English Revised Version
Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way unto you:

Webster's Bible Translation
Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you.

Weymouth New Testament
But may our God and Father Himself--and our Lord Jesus--guide us on our way to you;

World English Bible
Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you;

Young's Literal Translation
And our God and Father Himself, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you,
Study Bible
Timothy's Encouraging Report
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. 12And 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,…
Cross References
Galatians 1:4
who gave Himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,

1 Thessalonians 3:13
so that He may establish your hearts in blamelessness and holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints. Amen.

1 Thessalonians 4:16
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will be the first to rise.

1 Thessalonians 5:23
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely, and may your entire spirit, soul, and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 2:16
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and God our Father, who by grace has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope,

2 Thessalonians 3:5
May the Lord direct your hearts into God's love and Christ's perseverance.

2 Thessalonians 3:16
Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.

Revelation 21:3
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying: "Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man, and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them as their God.

Treasury of Scripture

Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you.

God.

1 Thessalonians 3:13
To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.

Isaiah 63:16
Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O LORD, art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting.

Jeremiah 31:9
They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters in a straight way, wherein they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn.

and our Lord.

Romans 1:3
Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;

2 Thessalonians 2:16
Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,

direct.

Ezra 8:21-23
Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance…

Proverbs 3:5,6
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding…

Mark 1:3
The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.







Lexicon
Now
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

{may} our
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

God
Θεὸς (Theos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

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

Father
Πατὴρ (Patēr)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

Himself,
Αὐτὸς (Autos)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

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

our
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

Lord
Κύριος (Kyrios)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2962: Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

Jesus,
Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2424: Of Hebrew origin; Jesus, the name of our Lord and two other Israelites.

direct
κατευθύναι (kateuthynai)
Verb - Aorist Optative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2720: (a) I make straight, (b) met: I put in the right way, direct. From kata and euthuno; to straighten fully, i.e. direct.

our
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

way
ὁδὸν (hodon)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3598: A way, road, journey, path. Apparently a primary word; a road; by implication, a progress; figuratively, a mode or means.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

you.
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.
(11) God himself and our Father.--Better, our God and Father Himself. If we are to find any special person with whom the word "Himself" is intended to enforce a contrast, the contrast is probably not so much with the baffled efforts of St. Paul, as with Satan, who had hindered the journey. But the word is probably added without such specific reference: "May God Himself direct us; for in that case who could hinder?"

And our Lord . . .--An important theological passage. From the use of the singular in the verb "direct" (which of course the English cannot express), some divines argue in favour of the Catholic doctrine of "homosion," or substantial unity of the Son with the Father: it must not, however, be too strongly pressed, or it might otherwise lead to the false notion of a personal unity between Them. Nevertheless, we may admit that the prayer (or, rather, wish) implies the equality of the two Persons, and that it would have been inconceivable for a Catholic Christian to have used the verb in the plural. (See 2Thessalonians 2:17.)

Verse 11. - Now God himself and our Father; or, as we would express it according to the English idiom, God himself, our Father, omitting the conjunction. And our Lord Jesus Christ. Some suppose that the three Divine Persons of the sacred Trinity are here expressly named: God the Holy Ghost, and the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ; but the words in the original will not bear this sense: "God himself and our Father" is the same Divine Person. Direct. It is to be observed that the verb "direct" is in the Greek in the singular, thus denoting a unity between God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. At all events, we have an express prayer directed to Christ, thus necessarily implying his Divine nature. Our way unto you. 3:11-13 Prayer is religious worship, and all religious worship is due unto God only. Prayer is to be offered to God as our Father. Prayer is not only to be offered in the name of Christ, but offered up to Christ himself, as our Lord and our Saviour. Let us acknowledge God in all our ways, and he will direct our paths. Mutual love is required of all Christians. And love is of God, and is fulfilling the gospel as well as the law. We need the Spirit's influences in order to our growth in grace; and the way to obtain them, is prayer. Holiness is required of all who would go to heaven; and we must act so that we do not contradict the profession we make of holiness. The Lord Jesus will certainly come in his glory; his saints will come with him. Then the excellence as well as the necessity of holiness will appear; and without this no hearts shall be established at that day, nor shall any avoid condemnation.
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