1 Thessalonians 3:10
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New International Version
Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you again and supply what is lacking in your faith.

King James Bible
Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?

Darby Bible Translation
night and day beseeching exceedingly to the end that we may see your face, and perfect what is lacking in your faith?

World English Bible
night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face, and may perfect that which is lacking in your faith?

Young's Literal Translation
night and day exceedingly beseeching, that we might see your face, and perfect the things lacking in your faith.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Night and day praying exceedingly - Supplicating God at all times; mingling this with all my prayers; ὑπερεκπερισσου δεομενοι, abounding and superabounding in my entreaties to God to permit me to revisit you. How strong was his affection for this Church!

Might perfect that which is lacking - That I might have the opportunity of giving you the fullest instructions in the doctrine of Christ, that ye might have every thing in the most ample detail; so that the great outlines of truth which you already know may be filled up, that ye may be perfectly fitted to every good word and work.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Luke 2:37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple...

Acts 26:7 To which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come. For which hope's sake, king Agrippa...

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

Revelation 4:8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying...

Revelation 7:15 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple...


1 Thessalonians 3:11 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you.

1 Thessalonians 2:17,18 But we, brothers, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart...

Romans 1:10 Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come to you.

Romans 15:30-32 Now I beseech you, brothers, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit...

Philemon 1:22 But with prepare me also a lodging: for I trust that through your prayers I shall be given to you.

might perfect.

Romans 1:11,12 For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, to the end you may be established...

2 Corinthians 1:15,24 And in this confidence I was minded to come to you before, that you might have a second benefit...

2 Corinthians 13:9,11 For we are glad, when we are weak, and you are strong: and this also we wish, even your perfection...

Philippians 1:25 And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;

Colossians 1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:

Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers...

2 Thessalonians 1:11 Why also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodness...

Whether the Movement of the Saints Will be Instantaneous?
Objection 1: It would seem that movement of the saints will be instantaneous. For Augustine says (De Civ. Dei xxii, 30) that "wherever the spirit listeth there will the body be." Now the movement of the will, whereby the spirit wishes to be anywhere, is instantaneous. Therefore the body's movement will be instantaneous. Objection 2: Further, the Philosopher (Phys. iv, 8) proves that there is no movement through a vacuum, because it would follow that something moves instantaneously, since a vacuum
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

The Beginning of the New Testament
[Illustration: (drop cap T) Coin of Thessalonica] Turn to the list of books given in the beginning of your New Testament. You will see that first come the four Gospels, or glimpses of the Saviour's life given by four different writers. Then follows the Acts of the Apostles, and, lastly, after the twenty-one epistles, the volume ends with the Revelation. Now this is not the order in which the books were written--they are only arranged like this for our convenience. The first words of the New Testament
Mildred Duff—The Bible in its Making

Cross References
1 Samuel 12:23
As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by failing to pray for you. And I will teach you the way that is good and right.

2 Corinthians 13:9
We are glad whenever we are weak but you are strong; and our prayer is that you may be fully restored.

2 Corinthians 13:11
Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.

1 Thessalonians 2:17
But, brothers and sisters, when we were orphaned by being separated from you for a short time (in person, not in thought), out of our intense longing we made every effort to see you.

2 Timothy 1:3
I thank God, whom I serve, as my ancestors did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers.

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