2 Thessalonians

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2 Thessalonians 1:3

“We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wee are bound to thanke God alwayes for you, brethren, as it is meete, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charitie of euery one of you al towards each other aboundeth:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren, as is {only} fitting, because your faith is greatly enlarged, and the love of each one of you toward one another grows {ever} greater;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

We are bound to give thanks to God always to you, brethren, even as it is meet, for that your faith growth exceedingly, and the love of each one of you all toward one another aboundeth;
- American Standard Version (1901)

It is right for us to give praise to God at all times for you, brothers, because of the great increase of your faith, and the wealth of your love for one another;
- Basic English Bible

We ought to thank God always for you, brethren, even as it is meet, because your faith increases exceedingly, and the love of each one of you all towards one another abounds;
- Darby Bible

We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all towards each other aboundeth;
- Webster's Bible

Unceasing thanks are due from us to God on your behalf, brethren. They are appropriate because your faith is growing greatly, and the love of every one of you for all the others goes on increasing.
- Weymouth Bible

We are bound to always give thanks to God for you, brothers, even as it is appropriate, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of each and every one of you towards one another abounds;
- World English Bible

We owen to do thankyngis eueremore to God for you, britheren, so as it is worthi, for youre feith ouer wexith, and the charite of ech of you to othere aboundith.
- Wycliffe Bible

We ought to give thanks to God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because increase greatly doth your faith, and abound doth the love of each one of you all, to one another;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Thessalonians 1:3


1:3 It is highly observable, that the apostle wraps up his praise of men in praise to God; giving him the glory. Your faith groweth - Probably he had heard from them since his sending the former letter. Aboundeth - Like water that overflows its banks, and yet increaseth still.


People's Bible Notes for 2 Thessalonians 1:3


2Th 1:3 We are bound to thank God. Paul states that he prayed ceaselessly for the Thessalonians (1Th 3:9-13). Here he points out how his prayers were answered. The messenger who had returned to him told him many things concerning the church which filled him with thankfulness. One of these was that their faith groweth exceedingly. Though persecuted, their faith did not fail, but became stronger. And with their faith their "charity", love, "toward each other" also abounded.

Discussion for 2 Thessalonians 1

  • Irene123
    Vs. 7-9; this is AFTER the 1,000 yr. reign, when this present earth and all those who refused Jesus are cast into the lake of fire - FOREVER. 'Hell' is now; the Lake of Fire is what even hell is going to be cast into, Rev. 20:14
  • Irene123
    To Brianna 10 mos. ago - quote, "The question then is: when?" unquote. Acts 1:7
  • Word
    Jim read Ezekiel 13 and you will learn that preachers who dream up things out of their own minds. It also talks about prophets but male and female that hide Gods plan of salvation from his out reached loving hands and arms and then goes into those preachers who God hates that teach his children to fly to save their souls. Just so you get prepared antichrist comes no buying selling 3 months.
  • Jim
    Paul is encouraging those believers that God will avenge those who are persecuting them. Our good Lord has it all under control whether it seems like it or not. The rapture will take place, the man of sin will be revealed and finally the Lord will take His vengeance We who are truly born again do not need to worry at all or be afraid. We are the object of Christ's love! His body and bride!
  • BSP
    Verse 6 is a good point to keep in mind that God is righteous or just and he will repay tribulation to those who trouble us.
  • HAPPINESS
    HELLO READER THE PASSAGE IS TELLING US TO PREPARE AND BE READY FOR THE COMING OF JESUS. WE OUGHT TO BE READY NOW DONOT WAIT FOR TOMORROW BECAUSE TOMORROW MAY BE TOO LATE

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