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1 Thessalonians 3:1-5

GNT 1 Finally, we could not bear it any longer. So we decided to stay on alone in Athens NIV 1 So when we could stand it no longer, we thought it best to be left by ourselves in Athens. GNT 2 while we sent Timothy, our brother who works with us for God in preaching the Good News about Christ. We sent him to strengthen you and help your faith, NIV 2 We sent Timothy, who is our brother and God's fellow worker in spreading the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith, GNT 3 so that none of you should turn back because of these persecutions. You yourselves know that such persecutions are part of God's will for us. NIV 3 so that no one would be unsettled by these trials. You know quite well that we were destined for them. GNT 4 For while we were still with you, we told you ahead of time that we were going to be persecuted; and as you well know, that is exactly what happened. NIV 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. GNT 5 That is why I had to send Timothy. I could not bear it any longer, so I sent him to find out about your faith. Surely it could not be that the Devil had tempted you and all our work had been for nothing! NIV 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.