2 Thessalonians 1:11 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

2 Thessalonians 1:11, NIV: With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith.

2 Thessalonians 1:11, ESV: To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power,

2 Thessalonians 1:11, KJV: Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power:

2 Thessalonians 1:11, NASB: To this end also we pray for you always, that our God will consider you worthy of your calling, and fulfill every desire for goodness and the work of faith with power,

2 Thessalonians 1:11, NLT: So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of his call. May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do.

2 Thessalonians 1:11, CSB: In view of this, we always pray for you that our God will make you worthy of his calling, and by his power fulfill your every desire to do good and your work produced by faith,

What does 2 Thessalonians 1:11 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

Paul and his coworkers kept praying for the Thessalonians. They were asking God to enable the Thessalonians to live up to their calling. They and all believers have been called to be holy. Second Peter 3:11 poses the question of what kind of people Christians should be in holy conduct and godliness. Also, we are called to be "pure and blameless for the day of Christ [the rapture], filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God" (Philippians 1:10–11). Further, we are called to shine as lights in a dark, sinful world (Philippians 2:15). If the Thessalonians led a holy and righteous life that revealed Christ to others, they would be worthy of their calling.

The missionaries were also praying constantly that God would empower the Thessalonians to fulfill their every desire to honor God and also fulfill their deeds that were motivated by their faith.