1 Thessalonians 3:2-5 NIV

2 We sent Timothy,1 who is our brother and God's fellow workera2 in spreading the gospel of Christ,3 to strengthen and encourage you in your faith,

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    • a 3:2 - Some manuscripts "brother and fellow worker"; other manuscripts "brother and God's servant"
      3 so that no one would be unsettled by these trials.4 You know quite well that we were destined for them.5

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          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.6

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          5 For this reason, when I could stand it no longer,7 I sent to find out about your faith.8 I was afraid that in some way the tempter9 might have tempted you and our efforts might have been useless.10

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