1 Thessalonians 1:2
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New International Version
We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers.

King James Bible
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

Darby Bible Translation
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you at our prayers,

World English Bible
We always give thanks to God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers,

Young's Literal Translation
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

We give thanks - See Philippians 1:3, Philippians 1:4, and Colossians 1:3; where the same forms of speech are used.

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Romans 1:8,9 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world...

Romans 6:17 But God be thanked, that you were the servants of sin...

1 Corinthians 1:4 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ;

Ephesians 1:15,16 Why I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love to all the saints...

Philippians 1:3,4 I thank my God on every remembrance of you...

Colossians 1:3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

Philemon 1:4 I thank my God, making mention of you always in my prayers,

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A Summary of Experience and a Body of Divinity
In those days there was a good deal of practical atheism abroad, and therefore the wonder was not so much that men left their idols, as that they turned unto the living God. It became a matter of talk all over the city, and the Jews in their violence helped to make the matter more notorious; for the mobs in the street and the attack upon the house of Jason all stirred the thousand tongues of rumour. Everybody spoke of the sudden appearance of three poor Jews, of their remarkable teaching in the synagogue,
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 30: 1884

Of Love to God
I proceed to the second general branch of the text. The persons interested in this privilege. They are lovers of God. "All things work together for good, to them that love God." Despisers and haters of God have no lot or part in this privilege. It is children's bread, it belongs only to them that love God. Because love is the very heart and spirit of religion, I shall the more fully treat upon this; and for the further discussion of it, let us notice these five things concerning love to God. 1. The
Thomas Watson—A Divine Cordial

Cross References
Romans 1:8
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world.

Romans 1:9
God, whom I serve in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you

1 Thessalonians 2:13
And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe.

1 Thessalonians 3:9
How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you?

2 Thessalonians 1:3
We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.

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