1 Thessalonians 1:3
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English Standard Version
remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

King James Bible
Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;

American Standard Version
remembering without ceasing your work of faith and labor of love and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, before our God and Father;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Being mindful of the work of your faith, and labour, and charity, and of the enduring of the hope of our Lord Jesus Christ before God and our Father:

English Revised Version
remembering without ceasing your work of faith and labour of love and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, before our God and Father;

Webster's Bible Translation
Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;

Weymouth New Testament
For we never fail to remember your works of faith and labours of love and your persistent and unwavering hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father;

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Vincent's Word Studies

Without ceasing (ἀδιαλείπτως)

Po. In lxx see 1 Macc. 7:11; 2 Macc. 3:26; 9:4; 8:12; 15:7; 3 Macc. 6:33. Should be construed with making mention, not with remembering, as A.V. and Rev. The salutations of Paul reproduce ordinary conventional forms of greeting. Thus the familiar Greek greeting χαίρειν be joyful, hail, welcome, appears in χάρις grace. This was perceived by Theodore of Mopsuestia (350-428 a.d.), who, in his commentary on Ephesians, says that in the preface to that letter Paul does very much as we do when we say "So and so to So and so, greeting" (ὁ δεῖνα τῷ δεῖνι χαίρειν). Deissmann gives some interesting parallels from ancient papyri. For instance, a letter dated 172 b.c., from an Egyptian lady to her brother or husband: "Isias to her brother Hephaestion, greeting (χαίρειν). If you are well, and other things happen as you would wish, it would be in accordance with my constant prayer to the gods. I myself am well, and the boy; and all at home make constant remembrance of you. Comp. Romans 1:9; Ephesians 1:16; Plm 1:4. Again: "Ammonios to his sister Tachnumi, abundant greeting (τὰ πλεῖστα χαίρειν). Before all things, I pray that you may be in health; and each day I make the act of worship for you." In these specimens the conventional salutations in correspondence include the general greeting (χαίρειν) and the statement that prayer is made for the correspondent's welfare; and the words constant and daily are attached to the act of prayer. It is further to be noticed that many passages of Paul's Epistles give evidence of having been shaped by expressions in letters received by him from the parties he is addressing. In his answer he gives them back their own words, as is common in correspondence. Thus, making mention of you and remembering your work, etc., together with the statement that Timothy reports that you have a good remembrance of us (1 Thessalonians 3:6), all together suggest that Paul had before him, when writing to the Thessalonians, a letter which Timothy had brought from them. Other instances will be noted as they occur.

Work - labor - patience (ἔπργου - κόπου - ὑπομονῆς)

Ἔργον work, may mean either the act, the simple transaction, or the process of dealing with anything, or the result of the dealing, - as a book or a picture is called a work. Κόπος labor, from κόπτειν to strike or hew; hence, laborious, painful exertion. Ὑπομονὴ patience, patient endurance and faithful persistence in toil and suffering. See on 2 Peter 1:6; see on James 5:7. The genitives, of faith, love, hope, mark the generating principles of the work and labor and patience, which set their stamp upon each; thus, work which springs from faith, and is characteristic of faith. The phrase patience of hope is found only here; but see Romans 5:4; Romans 8:25; Romans 15:4; 1 Corinthians 8:7; Hebrews 7:11, Hebrews 7:12. ὑπομονὴ in lxx, see 1 Chronicles 29:15; Job 14:19; Psalm 9:18; Psalm 38:7; Jeremiah 1 Jeremiah 4:8. We have here the great triad of Christian graces, corresponding to 1 Corinthians 8:1-13. Hope is prominent throughout the two Epistles. The triad appears, 1 Thessalonians 5:8; Galatians 5:5, Galatians 5:6; 1 Corinthians 8:13; Ephesians 4:2-5; Colossians 1:4, Colossians 1:5; Hebrews 10:22-24; 1 Peter 1:21-22. Comp. 1 Thessalonians 2:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:8; 2 Thessalonians 3:5, 2 Thessalonians 3:8; 1 Corinthians 15:10, 1 Corinthians 15:58; 2 Corinthians 11:27; Revelation 2:2.

In our Lord, etc. (τοῦ κυρίου)

Lit. of our Lord. For a similar use of the genitive, see John 5:42; 1 John 2:5, 1 John 2:15; Acts 9:31; Romans 1:5;Romans 3:18, Romans 3:22, Romans 3:26, etc. Connect with hope only.

Before our God and Father

Const. with remembering, and comp. 1 Thessalonians 2:19; 1 Thessalonians 3:9.

1 Thessalonians 1:3 Parallel Commentaries

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Remembering.

1 Thessalonians 3:6 But now when Timotheus came from you to us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and charity...

2 Timothy 1:3-5 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience...

your.

1 Thessalonians 2:13,14 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when you received the word of God which you heard of us...

John 6:27-29 Labor not for the meat which perishes, but for that meat which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give to you...

Romans 16:26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God...

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be you steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord...

Galatians 5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which works by love.

2 Thessalonians 1:3,11 We are bound to thank God always for you, brothers, as it is meet, because that your faith grows exceedingly...

Hebrews 4:11 Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

Hebrews 11:7,8,17,24-34 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house...

James 2:17-26 Even so faith, if it has not works, is dead, being alone...

Revelation 2:19 I know your works, and charity, and service, and faith, and your patience, and your works; and the last to be more than the first.

and labour.

Genesis 29:20 And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed to him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

Songs 8:7 Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love...

John 14:15,21-23 If you love me, keep my commandments...

John 15:10 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

John 21:15-17 So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, love you me more than these? He said to him, Yes...

Romans 16:6 Greet Mary, who bestowed much labor on us.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Charity suffers long, and is kind; charity envies not; charity braggs not itself, is not puffed up...

2 Corinthians 5:14,15 For the love of Christ constrains us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead...

2 Corinthians 8:7-9 Therefore, as you abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us...

Galatians 5:13 For, brothers, you have been called to liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

Philemon 1:5-7 Hearing of your love and faith, which you have toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints...

Hebrews 6:10,11 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which you have showed toward his name...

1 John 3:18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

Revelation 2:2-4 I know your works, and your labor, and your patience, and how you can not bear them which are evil...

and patience.

Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life:

Romans 5:3-5 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation works patience...

Romans 8:24,25 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man sees, why does he yet hope for...

Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

1 Corinthians 13:13 And now stays faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

Galatians 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Hebrews 6:15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

Hebrews 10:36 For you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will of God, you might receive the promise.

James 1:3,4 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith works patience...

James 5:7,8 Be patient therefore, brothers, to the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth...

1 John 3:3 And every man that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure.

Revelation 3:10 Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come on all the world...

in the.

Ecclesiastes 2:26 For God gives to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he gives travail...

Acts 3:19 Repent you therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out...

Acts 10:31 And said, Cornelius, your prayer is heard, and your alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

1 Timothy 2:3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior;

Hebrews 13:21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ...

1 Peter 3:4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit...

1 John 3:21 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.

Cross References
John 6:29
Jesus answered them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent."

Romans 8:25
But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

Romans 15:4
For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

1 Corinthians 13:13
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Galatians 1:4
who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,

Galatians 5:6
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything, but only faith working through love.

1 Thessalonians 3:6
But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and has brought us the good news of your faith and love and reported that you always remember us kindly and long to see us, as we long to see you--

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