New American Standard Bible
Finally, brethren, pray for us that the word of the Lord will spread rapidly and be glorified, just as it did also with you;
King James Bible
Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:
Darby Bible Translation
For the rest, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run and be glorified, even as also with you;
World English Bible
Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may spread rapidly and be glorified, even as also with you;
Young's Literal Translation
As to the rest, pray ye, brethren, concerning us, that the word of the Lord may run and may be glorified, as also with you,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Finally, brethren, pray for us - That is, for Paul, Silas, and Timothy, then engaged in arduous labors at Corinth. This request for the prayers of Christians is one which Paul often makes; see the notes, 1 Thessalonians 5:25.
That the word of the Lord may have free course - That is, the gospel. The margin is "run." So also the Greek. The idea is, that it might meet with no obstruction, but that it might be carried abroad with the rapidity of a racer out of whose way every hindrance was removed. The gospel would spread rapidly in the earth if all the obstructions which men have put in its way were removed; and that they may be removed should be one of the constant subjects of prayer.
And be glorified - Be honored; or appear to be glorious.
As it is with you - It is evident from this that Paul met with some obstructions in preaching the gospel where he was then laboring. What they were, he mentions in the next verse. He was then at Corinth (see the introduction), and the history in the Acts of the Apostles informs us of the difficulties which he had to encounter there; see Acts 18.
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WAITING for the coming of the Lord is one of the blessed characteristics of true Christianity. In the parable of the ten virgins the three great marks of a true believer are stated by our Lord. These are: Separation, indicated by the virgins having gone forth. Manifestation, they had lamps, which are for the giving of light, and Expectation, they went forth to meet the Bridegroom. With five of them it was only an outward profession. The foolish virgins are the type of such who are Christians …
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2 Corinthians 13:11
Finally, brethren, rejoice, be made complete, be comforted, be like-minded, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.
1 Thessalonians 1:8
For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith toward God has gone forth, so that we have no need to say anything.
1 Thessalonians 4:1
Finally then, brethren, we request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us instruction as to how you ought to walk and please God (just as you actually do walk), that you excel still more.
1 Thessalonians 5:25
Brethren, pray for us.
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