1 Thessalonians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Thessalonians 3:4

“For verily when wee were with you, we told you before, that we should suffer tribulation, euen as it came to passe and ye know.”

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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.
- King James Version

For indeed when we were with you, we {kept} telling you in advance that we were going to suffer affliction; and so it came to pass, as you know.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For verily, when we were with you, we told you beforehand that we are to suffer affliction; even as it came to pass, and ye know.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when we were with you, we said to you that trouble was before us; and so it came about, as you see.
- Basic English Bible

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.)
- Darby 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.
- Webster's Bible

For even when we were with you, we forewarned you, saying, "We are soon to suffer affliction;" and this actually happened, as you well know.
- Weymouth 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.
- World English Bible

For whanne we weren at you, we biforseiden to you, that we schulden suffre tribulaciouns; as it is don, and ye witen.
- Wycliffe Bible

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];
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 3:4


1Th 3:4 We told you before that we should suffer tribulation. He had faithfully forewarned them that tribulation would come.

Discussion for 1 Thessalonians 3

  • Akeem
    Paul's burden was to see the church at Thessalonica grow in their faith and become mature believers which is only perfected through love. The world's definition of love is emotional and twisted through the lies of the Devil. True love Corinthians 15 rejoiceth in the truth. May the Lord help us to pursue Biblical love which will mature us in the faith.
  • BSP
    Verse 12~An increase in love was being emphasized here and that is something that we all want to contribute to today.
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 1:7 7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace. God looks at us as thou we never sin. But the flesh will still sin.
  • Bruce
    Ray? There are many Churches that love one another,they talk about The Bible,Way of Salvation.Do different things,thinking they are Saved and are more Lost then The World. One Big Social Club. Some on this site have lunch with The Wolf. Only by The Blood of The Lamb and The Word of God,We can Win The Battle:Ephesians 10:18. It's getting harder to find a Body of True Believers. Preach The Blood
  • Ray321
    1 Thessalonians 3:12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you. If we get loving one another and share the gospel, we won't have to worry about wolf's in sheep clothing. Let us increase our Love and Faith in Christ Jesus.
  • 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

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