1 Thessalonians 3:3-5 KJV

3 That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto .
4 For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation ; even as it came to pass , and ye know .
5 For this cause, when I could no longer forbear , I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labour be in vain.