3:9 For how can we thank God enough for you, 1 for all the joy we feel 2 because of you before our God? 3:10 We pray earnestly night and day to see you in person 3 and make up what may be lacking in your faith.
3:11 Now may God our Father himself and our Lord Jesus direct our way to you. 3:12 And may the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we do for you, 3:13 so that your hearts are strengthened in holiness to be blameless before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints. 4
1 tn Grk “what thanks can we render to God about you.”
2 tn Grk “all the joy with which we rejoice.”
3 tn Grk “to see your face.”
4 tc ‡ Important and early witnesses (א* A D* 81 629 lat) have ἀμήν (amhn, “amen”) at the end of this benediction, while the majority of