7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, in all our distress and persecution we were encouraged about you because of your faith.

Other Translations of 1 Thessalonians 3:7

King James Version

7 Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith:

English Standard Version

7 for this reason, brothers,Or brothers and sisters in all our distress and affliction we have been comforted about you through your faith.

The Message

7 In the middle of our trouble and hard times here, just knowing how you're doing keeps us going.

New King James Version

7 therefore, brethren, in all our affliction and distress we were comforted concerning you by your faith.

New Living Translation

7 So we have been greatly encouraged in the midst of our troubles and suffering, dear brothers and sisters, because you have remained strong in your faith.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 3:7

Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 3:6-10

(Read 1 Thessalonians 3:6-10)

Thankfulness to God is very imperfect in the present state; but one great end of the ministry of the word is to help faith forward. That which was the instrument to obtain faith, is also the means of increasing and confirming it, namely, the ordinances of God; and as faith cometh by hearing, so it is confirmed by hearing also.