1 Thessalonians 3:2
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English Standard Version
and we sent Timothy, our brother and God’s coworker in the gospel of Christ, to establish and exhort you in your faith,

King James Bible
And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith:

American Standard Version
and sent Timothy, our brother and God's minister in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And we sent Timothy, our brother, and the minister of God in the gospel of Christ, to confirm you and exhort you concerning your faith:

English Revised Version
and sent Timothy, our brother and God's minister in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith;

Webster's Bible Translation
And sent Timothy, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellow-laborer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith:

Weymouth New Testament
and sent Timothy our brother and God's minister in the service of Christ's Good News, that he might help you spiritually and encourage you in your faith;

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Vincent's Word Studies

Our brother

Comp. 2 Corinthians 1:1; Colossians 1:1; Plm 1:1; Romans 16:23; 1 Corinthians 1:1; 1 Corinthians 16:12.

Minister (διάκονον)

See on Matthew 20:26; see on Mark 9:35. Not in the official sense of deacon which occurs only in the Pastorals. Διάκονος minister and διακονία ministry or service are common expressions of service to Christ or to men. Paul habitually uses them in this way. See Acts 1:25; Acts 6:4. Διάκονοι is used of ministers of Satan, 2 Corinthians 11:15, and διάκονος of the civil magistrate, Romans 13:4. See Introduction to the Pastoral Epistles.

Fellow laborer

Omit from text.

To establish (στηρίξαι)

See on Luke 22:32; Introd. to Catholic Epistles, Vol. 1, p. 625; see on 1 Peter 5:10; see on 2 Peter 1:12.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Timotheus.

Acts 16:1 Then came he to Derbe and Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timotheus, the son of a certain woman...

Acts 17:14,15 And then immediately the brothers sent away Paul to go as it were to the sea: but Silas and Timotheus stayed there still...

Acts 18:5 And when Silas and Timotheus were come from Macedonia, Paul was pressed in the spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus was Christ.

our brother.

Romans 16:21 Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you.

1 Corinthians 4:17 For this cause have I sent to you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord...

1 Corinthians 16:10,11,12 Now if Timotheus come, see that he may be with you without fear: for he works the work of the Lord, as I also do...

2 Corinthians 1:19 For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yes and no...

2 Corinthians 2:13 I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from there into Macedonia.

2 Corinthians 8:23 Whether any do inquire of Titus, he is my partner and fellow helper concerning you: or our brothers be inquired of...

Ephesians 6:21 But that you also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord...

Philippians 2:19-25 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly to you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state...

Colossians 1:7 As you also learned of Epaphras our dear fellow servant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ;

Colossians 4:9,12 With Onesimus, a faithful and beloved brother, who is one of you. They shall make known to you all things which are done here...

to establish.

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

Acts 14:22,23 Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith...

Acts 16:5 And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.

Ephesians 6:22 Whom I have sent to you for the same purpose, that you might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.

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;

Cross References
Acts 16:1
Paul came also to Derbe and to Lystra. A disciple was there, named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer, but his father was a Greek.

1 Corinthians 3:10
According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it. Let each one take care how he builds upon it.

2 Corinthians 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God that is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in the whole of Achaia:

2 Corinthians 2:12
When I came to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ, even though a door was opened for me in the Lord,

Colossians 1:1
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

1 Thessalonians 3:5
For this reason, when I could bear it no longer, I sent to learn about your faith, for fear that somehow the tempter had tempted you and our labor would be in vain.

1 Thessalonians 3:13
so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.

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