1 Thessalonians 3:3

“That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

That no man should be mooued by these afflictions: for your selues know that we are appointed therunto.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

so that no one would be disturbed by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we have been destined for this.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that no man be moved by these afflictions; for yourselves know that hereunto we are appointed.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that no man might be moved by these troubles; because you see that these things are part of God's purpose for us.
- Basic English Bible

that no one might be moved by these afflictions. (For yourselves know that we are set for this;
- Darby Bible

That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed to it.
- Webster's Bible

that none of you might be unnerved by your present trials: for you yourselves know that they are our appointed lot.
- Weymouth Bible

that no one be moved by these afflictions. For you know that we are appointed to this task.
- World English Bible

that no man be mouyd in these tribulaciouns. For ye silf witen, that in this this thing we ben set.
- Wycliffe Bible

that no one be moved in these tribulations, for yourselves have known that for this we are set,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 3:3


3:3 We are appointed hereto - Are in every respect laid in a fit posture for it, by the very design and contrivance of God himself for the trial and increase of our faith and all other graces. He gives riches to the world; but stores up his treasure of wholesome afflictions for his children.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 3:3


1Th 3:3 That no man should be moved by these afflictions. Timothy was sent to prevent any one being moved from Christ by the opposition and persecutions suffered. For yourselves know. Know that it is the lot of God's people to suffer persecution.

Discussion for 1 Thessalonians 3

  • Wayne
    Julie, Acts 20:29-30, grievous Wolf's and religious perverts are to split up the flock, as Paul states. Inevitable, considering sinful man. 1 Timothy 4:4, forbidding to eat certain meats and forbidding to marry. We all should understand these things, having watched religious goings in. GBU
  • Irene123
    This chapter shows so clearly the FAITH the first Christians had. Christians right now, 2017, are suffering trials of mind and body, but Jesus knows all about it and did know long before it began. His will for us is to be tried for our faith, to strengthen us for Him and make HEAVEN. Pray,
  • Irene123
    1 Thess.2:18 - "satan hindered us"; 3:2 - "and sent Timotheus"; I just wonder - I know the hindering was of God, satan has to ask permission to touch God's anointed (but satan can touch sinners without His permission) "Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm." I wonder if God's plan in the hindering was so Timotheus would be sent, maybe for the experience he needed, or whatever.
  • Geraldine Cole
    Amen Jesus will help us if we allow him to help us we must trust him
  • William
    I think as the disciples need to go out and give our testimonie to others and bring other into the kingdom on a daily basis it is not difficult to be a witness for the lord .very sad more people do not go out and do it and talk about it. They talk about everything else do we love Jesus or not?
  • GARY D EARLY
    To me in verse they felt fine to be left in Athens ,they had faith

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