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1 Thessalonians 1:3

Context
1:3 because we recall 1  in the presence of our God and Father 2  your work of faith and labor of love and endurance of hope 3  in our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:9

Context
5:9 For God did not destine us for wrath 4  but for gaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:23

Context
Conclusion

5:23 Now may the God of peace himself make you completely holy and may your spirit and soul and body be kept entirely blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Thessalonians 5:28

Context
5:28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. 5 

1 tn Grk “making mention…recalling.” The participle ποιούμενοι (poioumenoi) in v. 2 has been translated as temporal, and μνημονεύοντες (mnhmoneuonte") in v. 3 has been translated as causal.

2 tn Or the phrase may connect at the end of the verse: “hope…in the presence of our God and Father.”

3 tn These phrases denote Christian virtues in action: the work produced by faith, labor motivated by love, and endurance that stems from hope in Christ.

4 sn God did not destine us for wrath. In context this refers to the outpouring of God’s wrath on the earth in the day of the Lord (1 Thess 5:2-4).

5 tc Most witnesses, including a few important ones (א A D1 Ψ 1739c Ï lat sy bo), conclude this letter with ἀμήν (amhn, “amen”). Such a conclusion is routinely added by scribes to NT books because a few of these books originally had such an ending (cf. Rom 16:27; Gal 6:18; Jude 25). A majority of Greek witnesses have the concluding ἀμήν in every NT book except Acts, James, and 3 John (and even in these books, ἀμήν is found in some witnesses). It is thus a predictable variant. Further, the witnesses for the omission are sufficiently early and diffuse (B D* F G 0278 6 33 1739* 1881 it sa) to render the verdict against the particle here.



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