1 Thessalonians 3:1-5 ESV

1 Therefore when we could bear it no longer, we were willing 1to be left behind at Athens alone,

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2 and we 2sent Timothy, 3our brother and God's coworkera in the gospel of Christ, to establish and exhort you in your faith,

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    • h 3:2 - Some manuscripts servant
      3 that no one be moved by these afflictions. For you yourselves know that 4we are destined for this.

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      4 For when we were with you, we kept telling you beforehand that we were to suffer affliction, 5just as it has come to pass, and just as you know.

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      5 For this reason, 6when I could bear it no longer, 7I sent to learn about your faith, 8for fear that somehow 9the tempter had tempted you and 10our labor would be in vain.

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