1 Thessalonians 3:10
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New Living Translation
Night and day we pray earnestly for you, asking God to let us see you again to fill the gaps in your faith.

King James Bible
Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?

Darby Bible Translation
night and day beseeching exceedingly to the end that we may see your face, and perfect what is lacking in your faith?

World English Bible
night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face, and may perfect that which is lacking in your faith?

Young's Literal Translation
night and day exceedingly beseeching, that we might see your face, and perfect the things lacking in your faith.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

3:10 And perfect that which is wanting in your faith - So St. Paul did not know that they who are once upon the rock no longer need to be taught by man.

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The Protevangelium.
As the mission of Christ was rendered necessary by the fall of man, so the first dark intimation of Him was given immediately after the fall. It is found in the sentence of punishment which was passed upon the tempter. Gen. iii. 14, 15. A correct understanding of it, however, can be obtained only after we have ascertained who the tempter was. It is, in the first place, unquestionable that a real serpent was engaged in the temptation; so that the opinion of those who maintain that the serpent is only
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

Growth in Grace
'But grow in grace.' 2 Pet 3:38. True grace is progressive, of a spreading and growing nature. It is with grace as with light; first, there is the crepusculum, or daybreak; then it shines brighter to the full meridian. A good Christian is like the crocodile. Quamdiu vivet crescit; he has never done growing. The saints are not only compared to stars for their light, but to trees for their growth. Isa 61:1, and Hos 14:4. A good Christian is not like Hezekiah's sun that went backwards, nor Joshua's
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Concerning Persecution
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10 We are now come to the last beatitude: Blessed are they which are persecuted . . '. Our Lord Christ would have us reckon the cost. Which of you intending to build a tower sitteth not down first and counteth the cost, whether he have enough to finish it?' (Luke 14:28). Religion will cost us the tears of repentance and the blood of persecution. But we see here a great encouragement that may
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
1 Samuel 12:23
"As for me, I will certainly not sin against the LORD by ending my prayers for you. And I will continue to teach you what is good and right.

2 Corinthians 13:9
We are glad to seem weak if it helps show that you are actually strong. We pray that you will become mature.

2 Corinthians 13:11
Dear brothers and sisters, I close my letter with these last words: Be joyful. Grow to maturity. Encourage each other. Live in harmony and peace. Then the God of love and peace will be with you.

1 Thessalonians 2:17
Dear brothers and sisters, after we were separated from you for a little while (though our hearts never left you), we tried very hard to come back because of our intense longing to see you again.

2 Timothy 1:3
Timothy, I thank God for you--the God I serve with a clear conscience, just as my ancestors did. Night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers.

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