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1 Thessalonians 3:4

    1 Thessalonians 3:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For truly, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and you know.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

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

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    World English 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Definitions for 1 Thessalonians 3:4

    Verily - Truly; surely.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 3:4

    That we should suffer tribulation - I prepared you for it, because I knew that it was according to their nature for wicked men to persecute the followers of God.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Thessalonians 3:4

    For verily, when we were with you, we told you before ... - It is not mentioned in the history Acts 17 that Paul thus predicted that special trials would come upon them, but there is no improbability in what is here said. He was with them long enough to discourse to them on a great variety of topics, and nothing can be more probable, than that in their circumstances, the subjects of persecution and affliction would be prominent topics of discourse. There was every reason to apprehend that they would meet with opposition on account of their religion, and nothing was more natural than that Paul should endearour to prepare their minds for it beforehand,

    That we should suffer tribulation - We who preached to you; perhaps also including those to whom they preached.

    Even as it came to pass, and ye know - When Paul, Silas, and Timothy were driven away, and when the church was so much agitated, by the opposition of the Jews; Acts 17:5-8.

    Verses Related to 1 Thessalonians 3:4

    Romans 8:35 - Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
    1 Corinthians 4:12 - And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:
    Jeremiah 20:11 - But the LORD is with me as a mighty terrible one: therefore my persecutors shall stumble, and they shall not prevail: they shall be greatly ashamed; for they shall not prosper: their everlasting confusion shall never be forgotten.