1 Thessalonians 3:9
Parallel Verses
New International Version
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?

King James Bible
For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God;

Darby Bible Translation
For what thanksgiving can we render to God for you, for all the joy wherewith we rejoice on account of you before our God,

World English Bible
For what thanksgiving can we render again to God for you, for all the joy with which we rejoice for your sakes before our God;

Young's Literal Translation
for what thanks are we able to recompense to God for you, for all the joy with which we do joy because of you in the presence of our God?

1 Thessalonians 3:9 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

What thanks can we render to God - The high satisfaction and uncommon joy which the apostle felt are strongly depicted in the language he uses. How near his heart did the success of his ministry lie! It was not enough for him that he preached so often, labored so hard, suffered so much; what were all these if souls were not converted? And what were all conversions, if those who embraced the Gospel did not walk steadily in the way to heaven, and persevere?

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

what.

1 Thessalonians 1:2,3 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers...

2 Samuel 7:18-20 Then went king David in, and sat before the LORD, and he said, Who am I, O Lord GOD? and what is my house...

Nehemiah 9:5 Then the Levites, Jeshua, and Kadmiel, Bani, Hashabniah, Sherebiah, Hodijah...

Psalm 71:14,15 But I will hope continually, and will yet praise you more and more...

2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be to God, which always causes us to triumph in Christ, and makes manifest the aroma of his knowledge by us in every place.

2 Corinthians 9:15 Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift.

for.

1 Thessalonians 3:7,8 Therefore, brothers, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith...

See on ch.

1 Thessalonians 2:19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?

before.

Deuteronomy 12:2,18 You shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which you shall possess served their gods, on the high mountains...

Deuteronomy 16:11 And you shall rejoice before the LORD your God, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your manservant, and your maidservant...

2 Samuel 6:21 And David said to Michal, It was before the LORD, which chose me before your father, and before all his house...

Psalm 68:3 But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yes, let them exceedingly rejoice.

Psalm 96:12,13 Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice...

Psalm 98:8,9 Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together...

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

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