Paul Sends Timothy to Thessalonica

1 Therefore [when we] could bear [it] no longer, we determined to be left behind in Athens alone,
References for 1 Thessalonians 3:1
    • a 3:1 - *Here "[when]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("could bear") which is understood as temporal
      2 and we sent Timothy, our brother and fellow worker for God in the gospel of Christ, in order to strengthen and to encourage you about your faith,
      3 [so that] no one would be shaken by these afflictions. For [you] yourselves know that we are appointed for this,
      4 for indeed when we were with you we told you beforehand that we were about to be afflicted, just as indeed it happened, and you know.
      5 Because of this, I also, [when I] could endure [it] no longer, sent in order to know your faith, lest somehow the tempter tempted you and our labor should be in vain.
      References for 1 Thessalonians 3:5
        • b 3:5 - *Here "[when]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("could endure") which is understood as temporal

          Timothy’s Positive Report

          6 But now, [because] Timothy has come to us from you and has brought good news to us of your faith and love, and that {you always think kindly of us}, desiring to see us just as also we [desire to see] you,
          References for 1 Thessalonians 3:6
            • c 3:6 - *Here "[because]" is supplied as a component of the participle ("has come") which is understood as causal
            • d 3:6 - Literally "that you have kindly remembrance of us always"
              7 because of this, brothers, we have been comforted because of you in all our distress and affliction through your faith,
              8 because now we live, if you stand firm in the Lord.
              9 For what thanks can we repay to God concerning you, because of all the joy [with] which we rejoice because of you before our God,
              10 night and day praying beyond all measure that [we] may see your face and complete what is lacking in your faith?
              11 Now [may] our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus direct our way to you,
              12 and [may] the Lord [cause] you to increase and to abound in love for one another and for all, just as also we [do] for you,
              13 so that your hearts may be established blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.
              References for 1 Thessalonians 3:13
                • e 3:13 - Some manuscripts have "his saints. Amen."