1 Thessalonians 3:4
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New International Version
In fact, when we were with you, we kept telling you that we would be persecuted. And it turned out that way, as you well know.

King James Bible
For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know.

Darby Bible Translation
for also, when we were with you, we told you beforehand we are about to be in tribulation, even as also it came to pass, and ye know.)

World English Bible
For most certainly, when we were with you, we told you beforehand that we are to suffer affliction, even as it happened, and you know.

Young's Literal Translation
for even when we were with you, we said to you beforehand, that we are about to suffer tribulation, as also it did come to pass, and ye have known it;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

That we should suffer tribulation - I prepared you for it, because I knew that it was according to their nature for wicked men to persecute the followers of God.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

we told.

John 16:1-3 These things have I spoken to you, that you should not be offended...

Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry...


1 Thessalonians 2:2,14 But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as you know, at Philippi...

Acts 17:1,5-9,13 Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews...

2 Corinthians 8:1,2 Moreover, brothers, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia...

2 Thessalonians 1:4-6 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations...

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
Matthew 24:25
See, I have told you ahead of time.

1 Thessalonians 2:14
For you, brothers and sisters, became imitators of God's churches in Judea, which are in Christ Jesus: You suffered from your own people the same things those churches suffered from the Jews

2 Thessalonians 2:5
Don't you remember that when I was with you I used to tell you these things?

2 Thessalonians 3:10
For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat."

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