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1 Thessalonians 4:1 English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK)

A Life Pleasing to God

Finally, then, brothers,[a] we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Thessalonians 4:1 Or brothers and sisters; also verses 10, 13
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1 Thessalonians 4:1 New International Version (NIV)

Living to Please God

As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more.

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1 Thessalonians 4:10 English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK)

10 for that indeed is what you are doing to all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to do this more and more,

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1 Thessalonians 4:10 New International Version (NIV)

10 And in fact, you do love all of God’s family throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers and sisters, to do so more and more,

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Philippians 1:9 English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK)

And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment,

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Philippians 1:9 New International Version (NIV)

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight,

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2 Thessalonians 1:3 English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK)

Thanksgiving

We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers,[a] as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Thessalonians 1:3 Or brothers and sisters. The plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) refers to siblings in a family. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, adelphoi may refer either to men or to both men and women who are siblings (brothers and sisters) in God's family, the church
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2 Thessalonians 1:3 New International Version (NIV)

Thanksgiving and Prayer

We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters,[a] and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.

Footnotes:

  1. 2 Thessalonians 1:3 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in 2:1, 13, 15; 3:1, 6, 13.
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