For which cause, forbearing no longer, we thought it good to remain at Athens alone.
And we sent Timothy, our brother and the minister of God in the gospel of Christ, to confirm you and exhort you concerning your faith:
That no man should be moved in these tribulations: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.
For even when we were with you, we foretold you that we should suffer tribulations: as also it is come to pass, and you know.
For this cause also, I, forbearing no longer, sent to know your faith: lest perhaps he that tempteth should have tempted you: and our labour should be made vain.