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THE FIRST EPISTLE TO THE THESSALONIANS - Chapter 3 - Verse 7

Verse 7. We were comforted over you. See Barnes "2 Co 1:3"

\ and following; See Barnes "2 Co 7:6, See Barnes "2 Co 7:7".

The sense here is, that their steadfastness was a great source of comfort to him in his trials. It was an instance where the holy lives and the fidelity of a people did much, as will always be the case, to lighten the burdens and cheer the heart of a minister of the gospel. In the inevitable trials of the ministerial office there is no source of comfort more rich and pure than this.

{e} "comforted" 2 Co 7:6,7 {++} "over you" "concerning"

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