1 Thessalonians 3:5
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English Standard Version
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.

King James Bible
For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labour be in vain.

American Standard Version
For this cause I also, when I could no longer forbear, sent that I might know your faith, lest by any means the tempter had tempted you, and our labor should be in vain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For this cause also, I, forbearing no longer, sent to know your faith: lest perhaps he that tempteth should have tempted you, and our labour should be made vain.

English Revised Version
For this cause I also, when I could no longer forbear, sent that I might know your faith, lest by any means the tempter had tempted you, and our labour should be in vain.

Webster's Bible Translation
For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter may have tempted you, and our labor be in vain.

Weymouth New Testament
For this reason I also, when I could no longer endure the uncertainty, sent to know the condition of your faith, lest perchance the Tempter might have tempted you and our labour have been lost.

1 Thessalonians 3:5 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

The tempter (ὁ πειράζων)

Only here and Matthew 4:3. lxx. See on Matthew 6:13.

In vain (εἰς κενον)

The phrase only in Paul. See 2 Corinthians 6:1; Galatians 2:2; Philippians 2:16. The force of the preposition is fairly represented by to in the phrase to no purpose. lxx has εἰς κενὸν, εἰς τὸ κενὸν, and εἰς κενὰ.

1 Thessalonians 3:5 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

when. See on ver.

1 Thessalonians 3:1 Why when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone;

I sent.

1 Thessalonians 3:2,6 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellow laborer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you...

Acts 15:36 And some days after Paul said to Barnabas...

2 Corinthians 7:5-7 For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fights...

lest.

Matthew 4:3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If you be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.

1 Corinthians 7:5 Defraud you not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer...

2 Corinthians 2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

2 Corinthians 11:2,3,13-15 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband...

Galatians 1:6-9 I marvel that you are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ to another gospel...

Ephesians 4:14 That we from now on be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men...

James 1:13,14 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempts he any man...

and our. See on ch.

1 Thessalonians 2:1 For yourselves, brothers, know our entrance in to you, that it was not in vain:

Isaiah 49:4 Then I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD...

Galatians 2:2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles...

Galatians 4:11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed on you labor in vain.

Philippians 2:16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither labored in vain.

Cross References
Matthew 4:3
And the tempter came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread."

2 Corinthians 6:1
Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain.

2 Corinthians 11:3
But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.

Philippians 2:16
holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.

Philippians 2:19
I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I too may be cheered by news of you.

1 Thessalonians 3:1
Therefore when we could bear it no longer, we were willing to be left behind at Athens alone,

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

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