New International Version
for even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me aid more than once when I was in need.
King James Bible
For even in Thessalonica ye sent once and again unto my necessity.
Darby Bible Translation
for also in Thessalonica once and even twice ye sent to me for my need.
World English Bible
For even in Thessalonica you sent once and again to my need.
Young's Literal Translation
because also in Thessalonica, both once and again to my need ye sent;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
For even in Thessalonica - While labouring to plant the Church there, he was supported partly by working with his hands, 1 Thessalonians 2:9; 2 Thessalonians 3:7-9; and partly by the contributions sent him from Philippi. Even the Thessalonians had contributed little to his maintenance: this is not spoken to their credit.
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How to Obey an Impossible Injunction
When Paul and his companions had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue.
1 Thessalonians 2:9
Surely you remember, brothers and sisters, our toil and hardship; we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you.
1 Thessalonians 2:18
For we wanted to come to you--certainly I, Paul, did, again and again--but Satan blocked our way.
Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives.
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