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1 Thessalonians 3:12

    1 Thessalonians 3:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    and the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we also do toward you;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the Lord give you increase of love in fullest measure to one another and to all men, even as our love to you;

    Webster's Revision

    and the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we also do toward you;

    World English Bible

    and the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we also do toward you,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    and the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we also do toward you;

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 3:12

    Make you to increase and abound in love - They had already love to each other, so as to unite them in one Christian body; and he prays that they may have an increase and an abundance of it; that they might feel the same love to each other which he felt for them all.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Thessalonians 3:12

    And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love - compare notes, 2 Corinthians 9:8. The word "Lord" here probably refers to the Lord Jesus, as this is the name by which he is commonly designated in the New Testament; see the notes on Acts 1:24. If this be so, then this is a petition to the Lord Jesus as the fountain of all grace and goodness.