1 Thessalonians 3:11
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Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus clear the way for us to come to you.

King James Bible
Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you.

Darby Bible Translation
But our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you.

World English Bible
Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you;

Young's Literal Translation
And our God and Father Himself, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Now God himself and our Father - That is: God who is our Father, who has adopted us into the heavenly family, and called us his sons and daughters.

Direct our way - As he was employed in God's work he dared not consult his own inclinations, he looked for continual directions from God, where, when, and how to do his Master's work.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

God.

1 Thessalonians 3:13 To the end he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before God, even our Father...

Isaiah 63:16 Doubtless you are our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: you, O LORD, are our father...

Jeremiah 31:9 They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them...

Malachi 1:6 A son honors his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is my honor? and if I be a master, where is my fear?...

Matthew 6:4,6,8,9,14,18,26,32 That your alms may be in secret: and your Father which sees in secret himself shall reward you openly...

Luke 12:30,32 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knows that you have need of these things...

John 20:17 Jesus said to her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brothers, and say to them, I ascend to my Father...

2 Corinthians 6:18 And will be a Father to you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, said the Lord Almighty.

Colossians 1:2 To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be to you, and peace...

1 John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knows us not...

and our Lord. See on

Romans 1:3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh;

2 Thessalonians 2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which has loved us...

direct. or, guide. our way.

Ezra 8:21-23 Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river of Ahava, that we might afflict ourselves before our God...

Proverbs 3:5,6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not to your own understanding...

Mark 1:3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare you the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

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

1 Thessalonians 3:13
May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his holy ones.

1 Thessalonians 4:16
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.

1 Thessalonians 5:23
May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 2:16
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope,

2 Thessalonians 3:5
May the Lord direct your hearts into God's love and Christ's perseverance.

2 Thessalonians 3:16
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.

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