1 Thessalonians 3:7
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New International Version
Therefore, brothers and sisters, in all our distress and persecution we were encouraged about you because of your faith.

King James Bible
Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith:

Darby Bible Translation
for this reason we have been comforted in you, brethren, in all our distress and tribulation, through your faith,

World English Bible
for this cause, brothers, we were comforted over you in all our distress and affliction through your faith.

Young's Literal Translation
because of this we were comforted, brethren, over you, in all our tribulation and necessity, through your faith,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Therefore - we were comforted - My afflictions and persecutions seemed trifles when I heard of your perseverance in the faith.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

we were.

1 Thessalonians 3:8,9 For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord...

2 Corinthians 1:4 Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble...

2 Corinthians 7:6,7,13 Nevertheless God, that comforts those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus...

2 John 1:4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of your children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.

in all.

Acts 17:4-10 And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude...

1 Corinthians 4:9-13 For I think that God has set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle to the world...

2 Corinthians 11:23-28 Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure...

2 Timothy 3:10-12 But you have fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long-suffering, charity, patience...

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
1 Thessalonians 3:6
But Timothy has just now come to us from you and has brought good news about your faith and love. He has told us that you always have pleasant memories of us and that you long to see us, just as we also long to see you.

1 Thessalonians 3:8
For now we really live, since you are standing firm in the Lord.

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