1 Thessalonians 3:3-5 NIV

3 so that no one would be unsettled by these trials.1 You know quite well that we were destined for them.2

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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.3

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      5 For this reason, when I could stand it no longer,4 I sent to find out about your faith.5 I was afraid that in some way the tempter6 might have tempted you and our efforts might have been useless.7

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