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2 Thessalonians 1:4

    2 Thessalonians 1:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    so that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions which ye endure;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So that we ourselves take pride in you in the churches of God for your untroubled mind and your faith in all the troubles and sorrows which you are going through;

    Webster's Revision

    so that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions which ye endure;

    World English Bible

    so that we ourselves boast about you in the assemblies of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions which you endure.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    so that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions which ye endure;

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 1:4

    We ourselves glory in you in the Churches of God - We hold you up as an example of what the grace of God, can produce when communicated to honest and faithful hearts.

    For your patience and faith - From Acts 17:5, Acts 17:13, and from 1 Thessalonians 2:14, we learn, that the people of Thessalonica had suffered much persecution, both from the Jews and their own countrymen; but being thoroughly convinced of the truth of the Gospel, and feeling it to be the power of God unto salvation, no persecution could turn them aside from it. And having suffered for the truth, it was precious to them. Persecution never essentially injured the genuine Church of God.

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Thessalonians 1:4

    So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God - That is, we mention your example to other churches, and glory in it, as an evidence of what the gospel is suited to do; see the notes on 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20; compare the notes on 2 Corinthians 9:2.

    For your patience - Your patient endurance of trials.

    And faith - Fidelity, or constancy. You have shown unwavering confidence in God in your afflictions.

    In all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure - See the notes on 1 Thessalonians 2:14; 1 Thessalonians 4:13. It would seem from this that the persecutions and trials to which the apostle referred in his First Epistle were still continued.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Thessalonians 1:4

    1:4 Which ye endure - That ye may be accounted worthy of the kingdom.