So when we could no longer stand it, we agreed to be left in Athens alone
and sent Timothy, our brother and God's fellow worker for the Good News of the Messiah, to make you solid and encourage you in your trust;
so that now we are alive; since you continue to stand fast, united with the Lord.
Indeed, how can we thank God enough for you or express to our God all the joy we feel because of you?
Night and day we pray as hard as we can that we will be able to see you face to face and supply whatever shortcomings there may be in your trust.
May God our Father and our Lord Yeshua direct our way to you.