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Verses of 1 Thessalonians 3

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1 Thessalonians 3:1 Commentary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

1. Wherefore when we could no longer forbear ] Wherefore (i.e. because of our longing to see you) no longer bearing it (the frustration of our attempts to return to Thessalonica). “Bear” is the same word as in 1Co 13:7: “Love beareth all things” bears up under, holds out against. “This protracted separation and repeated disappointment was more than we could endure.”

to be left at Athens alone ] left behind … alone (R. V.).

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St Paul’s Present Relations to the Thessalonians. Ch. 1Th 2:17 to 1Th 3:13

The Apostle had been drawn aside in the last paragraph, by a sudden and characteristic burst of feeling, from the main purpose of his letter. To this he now returns. 1Th 2:17 might follow quite naturally upon 1Th 2:12. Having recalled to his readers the circumstances of his arrival at Thessalonica and the manner of his life amongst them, he goes on to speak of the feelings and views which he now entertains in regard to them. And he continues in this vein to the end of ch. 3. He speaks (1) of his great desire to revisit them and the attempts he has made to do so, 1Th 2:17-20; (2) he relates how he sent Tïmothy with messages and enquiries when he found this impossible, ch. 1Th 3:1-5; (3) he expresses his satisfaction at the report Timothy has brought back to him, 1Th 2:6-8; and (4) he repeats his thanksgiving and his longing to see them, with prayers both on this account and for their final acceptance in the day of Christ, 1Th 2:9-13.

We may suppose that St Paul’s enemies, while they set down the preaching of the missionaries in the first instance to base motives (see note to 1Th 2:3), went on to insinuate that the Apostle’s continued absence showed his unconcern for his persecuted followers. (Comp. Introd. pp. 23, 24.) Hence the warmth and energy of his protestations.

Verses of 1 Thessalonians 3

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