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1 Thessalonians 3:1-5

NRS 1 Therefore when we could bear it no longer, we decided to be left alone in Athens; NIV 1 So when we could stand it no longer, we thought it best to be left by ourselves in Athens. NRS 2 and we sent Timothy, our brother and co-worker for God in proclaiming the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you for the sake of 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, NRS 3 so that no one would be shaken by these persecutions. Indeed, you yourselves know that this is what we are destined for. NIV 3 so that no one would be unsettled by these trials. You know quite well that we were destined for them. NRS 4 In fact, when we were with you, we told you beforehand that we were to suffer persecution; so it turned out, as you know. 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. NRS 5 For this reason, when I could bear it no longer, I sent to find out about your faith; I was afraid that somehow the tempter had tempted you and that our labor had been in vain. 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.