Therefore when we could bear it no longer, we were willing to be left behind at Athens alone,
and we sent Timothy, our brother and God's coworker in the gospel of Christ, to establish and exhort you in your faith,
For now we live, if you are standing fast in the Lord.
For what thanksgiving can we return to God for you, for all the joy that we feel for your sake before our God,
as we pray most earnestly night and day that we may see you face to face and supply what is lacking in your faith?
Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you,