1 Thessalonians 3:3
New International Version
so that no one would be unsettled by these trials. For you know quite well that we are destined for them.

New Living Translation
and to keep you from being shaken by the troubles you were going through. But you know that we are destined for such troubles.

English Standard Version
that no one be moved by these afflictions. For you yourselves know that we are destined for this.

Berean Study Bible
so that none of you would be shaken by these trials. For you know that we are destined for this.

Berean Literal Bible
that no one be moved in these tribulations. For you yourselves know that we are destined for this.

King James Bible
That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.

New King James Version
that no one should be shaken by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we are appointed to this.

New American Standard Bible
so that no one would be disturbed by these afflictions. For you yourselves know that we have been destined for this.

NASB 1995
so that no one would be disturbed by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we have been destined for this.

NASB 1977
so that no man may be disturbed by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we have been destined for this.

Amplified Bible
so that no one would be unsettled by these difficulties [to which I have referred]. For you know that we have been destined for this [as something unavoidable in our position].

Christian Standard Bible
so that no one will be shaken by these afflictions. For you yourselves know that we are appointed to this.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
so that no one will be shaken by these persecutions. For you yourselves know that we are appointed to this.

American Standard Version
that no man be moved by these afflictions; for yourselves know that hereunto we are appointed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lest any of you should lose hope by such sufferings, for you are aware that we are appointed to this.

Contemporary English Version
We didn't want any of you to be discouraged by all these troubles. You knew we would have to suffer,

Douay-Rheims Bible
That no man should be moved in these tribulations: for yourselves know, that we are appointed thereunto.

English Revised Version
that no man be moved by these afflictions; for yourselves know that hereunto we are appointed.

Good News Translation
so that none of you should turn back because of these persecutions. You yourselves know that such persecutions are part of God's will for us.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
so that these troubles don't disturb any of you. You know that we're destined to suffer persecution.

International Standard Version
so that no one would be shaken by these persecutions, for which you are aware that we were destined.

Literal Standard Version
that no one be moved in these tribulations, for you have known that we are set for this,

NET Bible
so that no one would be shaken by these afflictions. For you yourselves know that we are destined for this.

New Heart English Bible
that no one be moved by these afflictions. For you know that we are appointed to this task.

Weymouth New Testament
that none of you might be unnerved by your present trials: for you yourselves know that they are our appointed lot.

World English Bible
that no one be moved by these afflictions. For you know that we are appointed to this task.

Young's Literal Translation
that no one be moved in these tribulations, for yourselves have known that for this we are set,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Timothy's Visit
2We sent Timothy, our brother and fellow worker for God in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith, 3so that none of you would be shaken by these trials. For you know that we are destined for this. 4Indeed, when we were with you, we kept warning you that we would suffer persecution; and as you know, it has come to pass.…

Cross References
Acts 9:16
I will show him how much he must suffer for My name."

Acts 14:22
strengthening the souls of the disciples and encouraging them to continue in the faith. "We must endure many hardships to enter the kingdom of God," they said.


Treasury of Scripture

That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.

moved.

Psalm 112:6
Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

Acts 2:25
For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

Acts 20:24
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

we are.

1 Thessalonians 5:9
For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

Matthew 10:16-18
Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves…

Matthew 24:9,10
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake…









(3) Moved, or more literally, seduced. The very peculiar word in the original means, in the first instance, the fawning of an animal upon its master: then, through the intermediate sense of "wheedling," it comes to mean the gradual detachment of a person from his resolution by any insinuating representations, whether of flattery or (as here) of fear. The next word should be in or in the midst of, rather than "by", therefore (though both may be included) their own "afflictions" are chiefly meant, not St. Paul's.

For yourselves.--"Your previous expectation that Christianity involved the suffering of persecution ought to be enough to prevent you now from losing your faith."

We are appointed thereunto.--The "we" means all Christian people: their election into the Church must needs be an election to suffering (see marg. refs.). "No cross, no crown."

Verse 3. - This verse contains the object of the exhortation; the clause is an accusative to the verb. That no man should be moved (or, shaken) by; or rather in; expressing the position in which they were placed. These afflictions. The same word as "tribulation" in the next verse. For yourselves know. How they knew is explained, partly from the forewarnings of the apostle, and partly from their own experience. That we; not to be referred to Paul only, nor to Paul and his companions, Silas and Timothy, nor to Paul and the Thessalonians, but to all Christians in general; that we Christians. Are appointed thereunto; namely, by God. Our afflictions do not result from chance, but are the necessary consequence of our Christianity; they arise from the appointment and ordinance of God. Tribulation is the Christian's portion. Whatever truth there may be in the saying that prosperity is the promise of the Old Testament, affliction is certainly the promise of the New. We must be conformed to Christ in his sufferings. "In the world," says our Lord, "ye shall have tribulation" (John 16:33). When our Lord called Paul to his apostleship, he showed him how great things he must suffer for his Name's sake (Acts 9:16). All the apostles suffered from persecution, and concerning Christians in general Paul asserts that it is only through tribulation that they can enter into the kingdom of God (Acts 14:22; see Revelation 7:14).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
so that
τὸ (to)
Article - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

none [of you]
μηδένα (mēdena)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3367: No one, none, nothing.

would be shaken
σαίνεσθαι (sainesthai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Middle or Passive
Strong's 4525: To fawn upon, flatter, beguile; pass: To be perturbed. Akin to seio; to wag, i.e. to shake.

by
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

these
ταύταις (tautais)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.

trials.
θλίψεσιν (thlipsesin)
Noun - Dative Feminine Plural
Strong's 2347: Persecution, affliction, distress, tribulation. From thlibo; pressure.

For
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

you
αὐτοὶ (autoi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 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.

know
οἴδατε (oidate)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

we are destined
κείμεθα (keimetha)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 2749: To lie, recline, be placed, be laid, set, specially appointed, destined. Middle voice of a primary verb; to lie outstretched.

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

this.
τοῦτο (touto)
Demonstrative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3778: This; he, she, it.


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