How can we thank God enough for you(A) in return for all the joy we have in the presence of our God because of you?(B) 10 Night and day we pray(C) most earnestly that we may see you again(D) and supply what is lacking in your faith.

11 Now may our God and Father(E) himself and our Lord Jesus clear the way for us to come to you. 12 May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other(F) and for everyone else, just as ours does for you. 13 May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless(G) and holy in the presence of our God and Father(H) when our Lord Jesus comes(I) with all his holy ones.(J)

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Now we can give thanks to our God for you. We thank him for the joy we have in his presence because of you. 10 Day and night we ask him with all our heart to let us see you personally and supply what is needed in your faith.

11 May our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus prepare the way for us to come to you! 12 May the Lord make your love for one another and for all people grow more and more and become as great as our love for you. 13 In this way he will strengthen you, and you will be perfect and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all who belong to him.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Thessalonians 3:13 all who belong to him; or all his angels.

How can we thank God enough for you in return for all the joy that we feel before our God because of you? 10 Night and day we pray most earnestly that we may see you face to face and restore whatever is lacking in your faith.

11 Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus direct our way to you. 12 And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we abound in love for you. 13 And may he so strengthen your hearts in holiness that you may be blameless before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.

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How can we thank God enough for you, given all the joy we have because of you before our God? 10 Night and day, we pray more than ever to see all of you in person and to complete whatever you still need for your faith. 11 Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus guide us on our way back to you. 12 May the Lord cause you to increase and enrich your love for each other and for everyone in the same way as we also love you. 13 May the love cause your hearts to be strengthened, to be blameless in holiness before our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with all his people. Amen.

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