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1 Thessalonians 3:3-5 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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3 that no one be moved by these afflictions. You yourselves know that this is to be our lot. 3 so that no one would be unsettled by these trials. You know quite well that we were destined for them.
4 For when we were with you, we told you beforehand that we were to suffer affliction; just as it has come to pass, and as you know. 4 In fact, when we were with you, we kept telling you that we would be persecuted. And it turned out that way, as you well know.
5 For this reason, when I could bear it no longer, I sent that I might know your faith, for fear that somehow the tempter had tempted you and that our labor would be in vain. 5 For this reason, when I could stand it no longer, I sent to find out about your faith. I was afraid that in some way the tempter might have tempted you and our efforts might have been useless.