1 Thessalonians 3:12
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New International Version
May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.

King James Bible
And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:

Darby Bible Translation
But you, may the Lord make to exceed and abound in love toward one another, and toward all, even as we also towards you,

World English Bible
and the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we also do toward you,

Young's Literal Translation
and you the Lord cause to increase and to abound in the love to one another, and to all, even as we also to you,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Make you to increase and abound in love - They had already love to each other, so as to unite them in one Christian body; and he prays that they may have an increase and an abundance of it; that they might feel the same love to each other which he felt for them all.

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the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 4:10 And indeed you do it toward all the brothers which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brothers, that you increase more and more;

Psalm 115:4 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men's hands.

Luke 17:5 And the apostles said to the Lord, Increase our faith.

2 Corinthians 9:10 Now he that ministers seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown...

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no ficklenss...

2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

abound.

1 Thessalonians 4:9,10 But as touching brotherly love you need not that I write to you: for you yourselves are taught of God to love one another...

Philippians 1:9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;

2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brothers, as it is meet, because that your faith grows exceedingly...

love.

1 Thessalonians 5:15 See that none render evil for evil to any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

Matthew 7:12 Therefore all things whatever you would that men should do to you, do you even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

Matthew 22:39 And the second is like to it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Romans 13:8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loves another has fulfilled the law.

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal...

Galatians 5:6,13,14,22 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which works by love...

2 Peter 1:7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

1 John 3:11-19 For this is the message that you heard from the beginning, that we should love one another...

1 John 4:7-16 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God...

even.

1 Thessalonians 2:8 So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted to you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls...

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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

Cross References
Philippians 1:9
And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight,

1 Thessalonians 4:1
As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more.

1 Thessalonians 4:10
And in fact, you do love all of God's family throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers and sisters, to do so more and more,

2 Thessalonians 1:3
We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.

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