1 Thessalonians 3:7
New International Version
Therefore, brothers and sisters, in all our distress and persecution we were encouraged about you because of your faith.

New Living Translation
So we have been greatly encouraged in the midst of our troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith.

English Standard Version
for this reason, brothers, in all our distress and affliction we have been comforted about you through your faith.

Berean Study Bible
For this reason, brothers, in all our distress and persecution, we have been reassured about you, because of your faith.

Berean Literal Bible
because of this, brothers, we were encouraged as to you in all our distress and tribulation, through your faith.

New American Standard Bible
for this reason, brethren, in all our distress and affliction we were comforted about you through your faith;

King James Bible
Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith:

Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, brothers and sisters, in all our distress and affliction, we were encouraged about you through your faith.

Contemporary English Version
My friends, even though we have a lot of trouble and suffering, your faith makes us feel better about you.

Good News Translation
So, in all our trouble and suffering we have been encouraged about you, friends. It was your faith that encouraged us,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, brothers, in all our distress and persecution, we were encouraged about you through your faith.

International Standard Version
That's why, brothers, in all our distress and persecution we have been encouraged about you by your faith.

NET Bible
So in all our distress and affliction, we were reassured about you, brothers and sisters, through your faith.

New Heart English Bible
for this cause, brothers, we were comforted over you in all our distress and affliction through your faith.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore we were comforted by you, brethren, concerning all our adversities and in our afflictions, because of your faith.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So brothers and sisters, your faith has encouraged us in all our distress and trouble.

New American Standard 1977
for this reason, brethren, in all our distress and affliction we were comforted about you through your faith;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our tribulation and need by your faith;

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore, brethren, we were encouraged over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith:

American King James Version
Therefore, brothers, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith:

American Standard Version
for this cause, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our distress and affliction through your faith:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore we were comforted, brethren, in you, in all our necessity and tribulation, by your faith,

Darby Bible Translation
for this reason we have been comforted in you, brethren, in all our distress and tribulation, through your faith,

English Revised Version
for this cause, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our distress and affliction through your faith:

Webster's Bible Translation
Therefore, brethren, by your faith we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress:

Weymouth New Testament
for this reason in our distress and trouble we have been comforted about you, brethren, by your faith.

World English Bible
for this cause, brothers, we were comforted over you in all our distress and affliction through your faith.

Young's Literal Translation
because of this we were comforted, brethren, over you, in all our tribulation and necessity, through your faith,
Study Bible
Timothy's Encouraging Report
6But just now, Timothy has returned from his visit with the good news about your faith, your love, and the fond memories you have preserved, longing to see us just as we long to see you. 7For this reason, brothers, in all our distress and persecution, we have been reassured about you, because of your faith. 8For now we can go on living, as long as you are standing firm in the Lord.…
Cross References
1 Thessalonians 3:6
But just now, Timothy has returned from his visit with the good news about your faith, your love, and the fond memories you have preserved, longing to see us just as we long to see you.

1 Thessalonians 3:8
For now we can go on living, as long as you are standing firm in the Lord.

Treasury of Scripture

Therefore, brothers, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith:

we were.

1 Thessalonians 3:8,9
For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord…

2 Corinthians 1:4
Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

2 Corinthians 7:6,7,13
Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus; …

in all.

Acts 17:4-10
And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few…

1 Corinthians 4:9-13
For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men…

2 Corinthians 11:23-28
Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft…







Lexicon
For this reason,
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

brothers,
ἀδελφοί (adelphoi)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.

in
ἐπὶ (epi)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

all
πάσῃ (pasē)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

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.

distress
ἀνάγκῃ (anankē)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 318: From ana and the base of agkale; constraint; by implication, distress.

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

persecution,
θλίψει (thlipsei)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2347: Persecution, affliction, distress, tribulation. From thlibo; pressure.

we have been reassured
παρεκλήθημεν (pareklēthēmen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 3870: From para and kaleo; to call near, i.e. Invite, invoke.

about
ἐφ’ (eph’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1909: On, to, against, on the basis of, at.

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

because of
διὰ (dia)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.

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.
(7) In all our affliction and distress.--The words give no decisive indication whether the distress came from within or from without, and it is impossible to specify in what it consisted; but either way it suits very well with Acts 18:5-17; 1Corinthians 2:3.

Verse 7. - Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you - with reference to you - in all our affliction and distress. Some refer "affliction" to outward troubles, and "distress" to internal evils - referring the one to the persecutions arising from his Corinthian opponents, and the other to his bodily infirmity (Koch). Such a distinction is, however, precarious. The words do not refer to the apostle's anxiety on account of the Thessalonians, for that was removed by the coming of Timothy. Clearly some external trouble is denoted. Paul, when he preached the gospel at Corinth, and before he obtained the protection of Gallio, was exposed to much persecution and danger. The Jews had expelled him from their synagogue (Acts 18:6), and attempts had been made against him which at length broke out into an insurrection against him, when he was dragged before the Roman tribunal (Acts 18:12). His condition at Corinth when he wrote this Epistle was dark and gloomy. By your faith; by the steadfastness of your faith. The good news which Timothy brought of the faith and love of the Thessalonians comforted the apostle amid all the trials and difficulties and disappointments of his ministry (comp. with this passage 2 Corinthians 7:4-7). 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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