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I Thessalonians 3

1 Therefore no longer enduring we resolved to be left in Athens alone, 2 and we sent Timothy, our brother and co-worker of God in the good-news of Christ, to establish you and exhort [you] concerning your faith, 3 that no one disturb [you] in this affliction. For you yourselves know that we are appointed for these [things]: 4 for indeed when we were with you, we foretold to you that we were [about] to be afflicted, just as it both came [about] and you know. 5 Because of this I also no longer enduring, I sent to know your faith lest the testing [one] test you and our labor become futile. 6 But now Timothy having come to us from you and having good-newsed to us your faith and your agape-love, and that you always have good remembrance of us, we desiring to see you just as you also us, 7 because of this we were comforted over you in all our calamity and affliction through your faith, 8 because now we zoe-live1 if you stand in [the] Lord. 9 For what thanks are we able to be returning to God concerning you for all the joy which we rejoiced because [of you] before our God, 10 day and night beyond all measure entreating to see your face and to set-aright the rest [of your] faith? 11 So [our] God and father himself and our Lord Jesus, direct our road to you; 12 and the Lord [make] you to increase and abound in agape-love for one another and for all, just as we [do] toward you, 13 to the end that your hearts be established blameless in holiness before our God and father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his holy [ones].

1from ZOE "ZOH-ay" (ζωη)—Life 'collectively', interdependent, interconnected. Although it means 'life' in the conventional sense (for example: Matt.9:18, Matt.27:63, Luke.2:36, Acts.25:24, Rom.7:2, 2Cor.1:8, 1Thes.4:17, 1Tim.5:10, Rev.19:20), Jesus uses ZOE exclusively of 'life eternal' (with the possible exceptions of Luke.15:13, Luke.16:25). The other N.T. writers use ZOE in both senses—temporal and eternal, generally clear from the context. The Father is the 'zoe-living God' (see Matt.16:16). The Septuagint (LXX) in Gen.2:7 has "...[God] breathed into his nostrils the breath of zoe-life, and the man became a zoe-living psyche-life" (and see 1Cor.15:45); and Gen.3:20 (LXX) "And Adam called his wife's name ZOE, because she was the mother of all zoe-living." Contrast PSYCHE (ψυχη): an individual manifestation of life/consciousness. See John.12:25 where both ZOE and PSYCHE occur. Greek also has the word BIOS (βιoς ) for 'life' in the sense of biological processes.