1 Thessalonians 3:4
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Berean Study Bible
Indeed, when we were with you, we kept warning you that we would suffer persecution; and as you know, it has come to pass.

Young's Literal Translation
for even when we were with you, we said to you beforehand, that we are about to suffer tribulation, as also it did come to pass, and ye have known [it];

King James Bible
For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know.

γὰρ (gar)
Strong's 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

ὅτε (hote)
Strong's 3753: When, at which time. From hos and te; at which too, i.e. When.

we were
ἦμεν (ēmen)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

πρὸς (pros)
Strong's 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

we kept warning you
προελέγομεν (proelegomen)
Verb - Imperfect Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 4302: To tell (say) beforehand, forewarn, declare, tell plainly. From pro and lego; to say beforehand, i.e. Predict, forewarn.

ὅτι (hoti)
Strong's 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

we would
μέλλομεν (mellomen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's 3195: A strengthened form of melo; to intend, i.e. Be about to be, do, or suffer something.

suffer persecution;
θλίβεσθαι (thlibesthai)
Verb - Present Infinitive Middle or Passive
Strong's 2346: (a) I make narrow (strictly: by pressure); I press upon, (b) I persecute, press hard. Akin to the base of tribos; to crowd.

and as
καθὼς (kathōs)
Strong's 2531: According to the manner in which, in the degree that, just as, as. From kata and hos; just as, that.

you know,
οἴδατε (oidate)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

it has come to pass.
ἐγένετο (egeneto)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.


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