Therefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left in Athens alone,
and sent Timothy, our brother and minister of God and our fellow laborer in the Gospel of Christ, to establish you and to comfort you concerning your faith,
for now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord.
For what thanks can we render to God again for you for all the joy wherewith we rejoice for your sakes before our God,
as we pray earnestly night and day that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?
Now may God Himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ direct our way unto you.