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1 Thessalonians 3

Introduction

Overview

1 Thessalonians 3:1, Saint Paul testifies his great love to the Thessalonians, partly by sending Timothy unto them to strengthen and comfort them; partly by rejoicing in their well-doing; 1 Thessalonians 3:10, and partly by praying for them, and desiring a safe coming unto them.

Verse 1

when: 1 Thessalonians 3:5, 1 Thessalonians 2:17, Jeremiah 20:9, Jeremiah 44:22, 2 Corinthians 2:13, 2 Corinthians 11:29, 2 Corinthians 11:30

we thought: Acts 17:15

Reciprocal: 2 Timothy 1:4 - desiring

Verse 2

Timotheus: Acts 16:1, Acts 17:14, Acts 17:15, Acts 18:5

our brother: Romans 16:21, 1 Corinthians 4:17, 1 Corinthians 16:10, 1 Corinthians 16:11, 1 Corinthians 16:12, 2 Corinthians 1:19, 2 Corinthians 2:13, 2 Corinthians 8:23, Ephesians 6:21, Philippians 2:19-Lamentations :, Colossians 1:7, Colossians 4:9, Colossians 4:12

to establish: 1 Thessalonians 3:13, Acts 14:22, Acts 14:23, Acts 16:5, Ephesians 6:22, Philippians 1:25

Reciprocal: Job 29:25 - one that Matthew 7:14 - narrow Acts 8:14 - when Acts 11:23 - and exhorted Acts 15:32 - confirmed Acts 16:40 - they comforted Acts 18:23 - strengthening Acts 20:12 - were Acts 26:16 - a minister Romans 1:11 - to the 1 Corinthians 14:3 - comfort 2 Corinthians 6:4 - as 2 Corinthians 7:6 - comforted 2 Corinthians 11:23 - ministers Ephesians 3:13 - at Philippians 1:30 - the same Philippians 2:25 - companion Colossians 1:25 - I am Colossians 2:2 - their Colossians 4:8 - and comfort Colossians 4:11 - fellowworkers 1 Thessalonians 1:6 - received 1 Thessalonians 3:5 - I sent 2 Thessalonians 1:4 - your patience 2 Thessalonians 2:17 - stablish 1 Timothy 1:2 - Timothy 1 Timothy 4:6 - a good Philemon 1:1 - Philemon Hebrews 13:23 - brother 1 Peter 4:12 - as 3 John 1:8 - fellowhelpers

Verse 3

moved: Psalms 112:6, Acts 2:25, Acts 20:24, Acts 21:13, Romans 5:3, 1 Corinthians 15:58, Ephesians 3:13, Philippians 1:28, Colossians 1:23, 2 Thessalonians 1:4, 2 Timothy 1:8, 1 Peter 4:12-2 Chronicles :, Revelation 2:10, Revelation 2:13

we are: 1 Thessalonians 5:9, Matthew 10:16-Job :, Matthew 24:9, Matthew 24:10, Luke 21:12, John 15:19-Ecclesiastes :, John 16:2, John 16:33, Acts 9:16, Acts 14:22, Acts 20:23, Acts 21:11, Acts 21:13, Romans 8:35-Haggai :, 1 Corinthians 4:9, 2 Timothy 3:11, 2 Timothy 3:12, 1 Peter 2:21, 1 Peter 4:12

Reciprocal: Numbers 21:4 - the soul Job 23:14 - appointed Job 29:25 - one that Psalms 34:19 - Many Psalms 66:12 - through Proverbs 27:17 - so Ecclesiastes 2:20 - General Matthew 6:34 - Sufficient Matthew 16:24 - If Mark 4:17 - when Luke 9:44 - these Luke 16:25 - likewise Luke 21:13 - General John 14:1 - not John 14:2 - if Acts 13:43 - persuaded Acts 16:40 - they comforted 1 Corinthians 4:17 - I sent 2 Corinthians 6:4 - afflictions 2 Corinthians 8:2 - in Colossians 1:11 - unto 2 Thessalonians 2:2 - shaken 1 Peter 5:9 - the same

Verse 4

we told: John 16:1-Leviticus :, Acts 20:24

even: 1 Thessalonians 2:2, 1 Thessalonians 2:14, Acts 17:1, Acts 17:5-1 Samuel :, Acts 17:13, 2 Corinthians 8:1, 2 Corinthians 8:2, 2 Thessalonians 1:4-Joshua :

Reciprocal: Numbers 21:4 - the soul Psalms 34:19 - Many Psalms 66:12 - through Ecclesiastes 2:20 - General Matthew 6:34 - Sufficient Luke 9:44 - these Luke 14:28 - counteth Luke 21:13 - General Luke 22:36 - But John 14:1 - not John 14:2 - if John 16:33 - In the Acts 14:22 - we Colossians 1:11 - unto 2 Timothy 1:8 - be thou 2 Timothy 3:12 - shall Revelation 2:9 - tribulation

Verse 5

when: 1 Thessalonians 3:1

I sent: 1 Thessalonians 3:2, 1 Thessalonians 3:6, Acts 15:36, 2 Corinthians 7:5-Judges :

lest: Matthew 4:3, 1 Corinthians 7:5, 2 Corinthians 2:11, 2 Corinthians 11:2, 2 Corinthians 11:3, 2 Corinthians 11:13-Ezra :, Galatians 1:6-1 Samuel :, Ephesians 4:14, James 1:13, James 1:14

and our: 1 Thessalonians 2:1, Isaiah 49:4, Galatians 2:2, Galatians 4:11, Philippians 2:16

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 17:18 - look Song of Solomon 7:12 - let us see Daniel 6:19 - General Luke 6:49 - against Luke 8:13 - which Luke 14:28 - counteth John 15:4 - Abide Romans 11:22 - if thou 1 Corinthians 15:58 - is not 2 Corinthians 11:29 - is weak Philippians 3:11 - by Colossians 1:23 - ye continue Colossians 4:8 - I have Revelation 2:26 - keepeth

Verse 6

when: Acts 18:1, Acts 18:5

and brought: Proverbs 25:25, Isaiah 52:7, 2 Corinthians 7:5-Judges :

faith: 1 Corinthians 13:13, Galatians 5:6, Colossians 1:4, 2 Thessalonians 1:3, 1 Timothy 1:5, Philemon 1:5, 1 John 3:23

and that: 1 Thessalonians 1:3, 1 Thessalonians 2:9, 1 Corinthians 11:2, Colossians 4:18, 2 Timothy 1:3, Hebrews 13:3, Hebrews 13:7

desiring: 1 Thessalonians 3:9, 1 Thessalonians 3:10, 1 Thessalonians 2:17, Philippians 1:8

Reciprocal: Exodus 4:14 - cometh Joshua 22:33 - the thing 1 Samuel 17:18 - look 1 Chronicles 29:9 - David Song of Solomon 7:12 - let us see Acts 11:22 - tidings Acts 15:36 - and see Romans 15:32 - and may Romans 16:19 - I am Romans 16:21 - Timotheus 1 Corinthians 4:8 - ye did 1 Corinthians 13:6 - rejoiceth 1 Corinthians 16:14 - General 1 Corinthians 16:18 - they 2 Corinthians 7:6 - comforted 2 Corinthians 7:7 - fervent Philippians 1:27 - I may Philippians 2:2 - Fulfil Philippians 2:19 - to send 1 Thessalonians 3:5 - I sent 2 John 1:4 - rejoiced 3 John 1:2 - even 3 John 1:3 - when Revelation 2:19 - charity

Verse 7

we were: 1 Thessalonians 3:8, 1 Thessalonians 3:9, 2 Corinthians 1:4, 2 Corinthians 7:6, 2 Corinthians 7:7, 2 Corinthians 7:13, 2 John 1:4

in all: Acts 17:4-2 Samuel :, 1 Corinthians 4:9-1 Chronicles :, 2 Corinthians 11:23-Hosea :, 2 Timothy 3:10-2 Kings :

Reciprocal: Exodus 4:14 - cometh Psalms 137:6 - if I prefer Luke 15:6 - his John 16:22 - and your John 16:33 - but Acts 28:15 - he thanked Romans 1:12 - that I may 1 Corinthians 16:18 - they 2 Corinthians 6:4 - distresses 2 Corinthians 6:10 - sorrowful 2 Corinthians 7:4 - I am filled Philippians 2:17 - I joy Colossians 4:11 - a comfort Philemon 1:20 - let me

Verse 8

we live: 1 Samuel 25:6,*Heb: Psalms 30:5, Philippians 1:21

if: John 8:31, John 15:4, John 15:7, Acts 11:23, 1 Corinthians 15:58, 1 Corinthians 16:13, Galatians 5:1, Ephesians 3:17, Ephesians 4:15, Ephesians 4:16, Ephesians 6:13, Ephesians 6:14, Philippians 1:27, Philippians 4:1, Colossians 1:23, Hebrews 3:14, Hebrews 4:14, Hebrews 10:23, 1 Peter 5:10, 2 Peter 3:17, Revelation 3:3, Revelation 3:11

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 29:36 - Hezekiah rejoiced Proverbs 23:15 - if Song of Solomon 5:1 - eat Romans 11:22 - if thou 2 Corinthians 7:7 - but Colossians 2:5 - and the 1 Thessalonians 2:6 - been burdensome 1 Thessalonians 3:7 - we were 1 Thessalonians 3:9 - for

Verse 9

what: 1 Thessalonians 1:2, 1 Thessalonians 1:3, 2 Samuel 7:18-Proverbs :, Nehemiah 9:5, Psalms 71:14, Psalms 71:15, 2 Corinthians 2:14, 2 Corinthians 9:15

for: 1 Thessalonians 3:7, 1 Thessalonians 3:8, 1 Thessalonians 2:19

before: Deuteronomy 12:2, Deuteronomy 12:18, Deuteronomy 16:11, 2 Samuel 6:21, Psalms 68:3, Psalms 96:12, Psalms 96:13, Psalms 98:8, Psalms 98:9

Reciprocal: Exodus 18:10 - General 2 Chronicles 29:36 - Hezekiah rejoiced 2 Chronicles 31:8 - blessed Psalms 71:21 - comfort Proverbs 23:15 - if Song of Solomon 5:1 - eat Romans 6:17 - But 1 Corinthians 15:31 - your Galatians 4:20 - to be Ephesians 5:4 - but Ephesians 5:20 - thanks Philippians 1:3 - upon Philippians 4:1 - my joy 1 Thessalonians 2:6 - been burdensome 1 Thessalonians 3:6 - desiring 2 Thessalonians 1:3 - are 2 Thessalonians 1:11 - we pray Philemon 1:7 - great joy Hebrews 13:17 - with joy

Verse 10

Night: Luke 2:37, Acts 26:7, 2 Timothy 1:3, Revelation 4:8, Revelation 7:15

praying: 1 Thessalonians 3:11, 1 Thessalonians 2:17, 1 Thessalonians 2:18, Romans 1:10, Romans 15:30-Jonah :, Philemon 1:22

might perfect: Romans 1:11, Romans 1:12, 2 Corinthians 1:15, 2 Corinthians 1:24, 2 Corinthians 13:9, 2 Corinthians 13:11, Philippians 1:25, Colossians 1:28, Colossians 4:12, 2 Thessalonians 1:11

Reciprocal: Genesis 24:12 - I pray 1 Samuel 12:23 - God forbid Psalms 22:2 - I cry Psalms 88:1 - I have Luke 18:7 - which Acts 15:36 - and see Romans 1:9 - that Romans 15:23 - and Colossians 1:3 - praying 1 Thessalonians 2:9 - night 1 Thessalonians 3:6 - desiring Hebrews 13:17 - with joy

Verse 11

God: 1 Thessalonians 3:13, Isaiah 63:16, Jeremiah 31:9, Malachi 1:6, Matthew 6:4, Matthew 6:6, Matthew 6:8, Matthew 6:9, Matthew 6:14, Matthew 6:18, Matthew 6:26, Matthew 6:32, Luke 12:30, Luke 12:32, John 20:17, 2 Corinthians 6:18, Colossians 1:2, 1 John 3:1

and our Lord: Romans 1:3, 2 Thessalonians 2:16

direct: or, guide

our way: Ezra 8:21-Isaiah :, Proverbs 3:5, Proverbs 3:6, Mark 1:3

Reciprocal: Genesis 24:12 - I pray Judges 18:6 - before 1 Chronicles 29:18 - keep Psalms 72:15 - prayer Proverbs 21:29 - he directeth Isaiah 58:11 - the Lord Luke 11:2 - Our John 5:23 - all men John 16:24 - in Acts 15:36 - and see Romans 1:7 - and the Lord Romans 1:10 - request Galatians 1:4 - our 1 Thessalonians 2:17 - endeavoured 1 Thessalonians 3:10 - praying

Verse 12

the Lord: 1 Thessalonians 4:10, Psalms 115:4, Luke 17:5, 2 Corinthians 9:10, James 1:17, 2 Peter 3:18

abound: 1 Thessalonians 4:9, 1 Thessalonians 4:10, Philippians 1:9, 2 Thessalonians 1:3

love: 1 Thessalonians 5:15, Matthew 7:12, Matthew 22:39, Romans 13:8, 1 Corinthians 13:1-1 Chronicles :, Galatians 5:6, Galatians 5:13, Galatians 5:14, Galatians 5:22, 2 Peter 1:7, 1 John 3:11-Psalms :, 1 John 4:7-Nehemiah :

even: 1 Thessalonians 2:8

Reciprocal: Mark 4:28 - first John 13:34 - That ye love John 15:12 - General Acts 14:23 - they commended 1 Corinthians 15:58 - abounding 1 Corinthians 16:14 - General Ephesians 1:4 - love Ephesians 4:16 - edifying Colossians 2:19 - increaseth 1 Timothy 2:1 - all men Hebrews 10:24 - love 1 Peter 1:22 - see 1 Peter 4:8 - fervent 2 Peter 1:8 - and abound

Verse 13

he may: 1 Thessalonians 5:23, Romans 14:4, Romans 16:25, 1 Corinthians 1:8, Philippians 1:10, 2 Thessalonians 2:16, 2 Thessalonians 2:17, 1 Peter 5:10, 1 John 3:20, 1 John 3:21

unblameable: Ephesians 5:27, Colossians 1:22, 1 John 3:20, 1 John 3:21, Jude 1:24

before: 1 Thessalonians 3:11

at the: 1 Thessalonians 2:19, 1 Thessalonians 4:15, 1 Thessalonians 5:23, 1 Corinthians 1:7, 1 Corinthians 15:23, 2 Thessalonians 2:1

with: Deuteronomy 33:2, Zechariah 14:5, 2 Thessalonians 1:10, Jude 1:14

Reciprocal: Psalms 7:9 - but Psalms 50:5 - my saints Proverbs 4:26 - let all thy ways be established Daniel 8:13 - one saint Mark 4:28 - first Luke 1:6 - blameless Acts 14:22 - Confirming Acts 14:23 - they commended Acts 16:5 - so Romans 1:11 - to the 1 Corinthians 6:2 - the saints 2 Corinthians 1:14 - in the 2 Corinthians 1:21 - stablisheth 2 Corinthians 7:1 - perfecting Galatians 1:4 - our Philippians 4:1 - so 1 Thessalonians 3:2 - to establish 1 Thessalonians 4:14 - sleep 1 Timothy 6:14 - until Hebrews 10:24 - love Hebrews 12:14 - and holiness Hebrews 13:21 - Make James 5:7 - unto 2 Peter 3:14 - in peace 1 John 2:28 - at his

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 3". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/1-thessalonians-3.html.