1 Thessalonians 3:1-5 NIV

1 So when we could stand it no longer,1 we thought it best to be left by ourselves in Athens.2

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      2 We sent Timothy,3 who is our brother and God's fellow workera4 in spreading the gospel of Christ,5 to strengthen and encourage you in your faith,

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        • a 3:2 - Some manuscripts "brother and fellow worker"; other manuscripts "brother and God's servant"
          3 so that no one would be unsettled by these trials.6 You know quite well that we were destined for them.7

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              4 In fact, when we were with you, we kept telling you that we would be persecuted. And it turned out that way, as you well know.8

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              5 For this reason, when I could stand it no longer,9 I sent to find out about your faith.10 I was afraid that in some way the tempter11 might have tempted you and our efforts might have been useless.12

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