1 For which cause, forbearing no longer, we thought it good to remain at Athens alone.
2 And we sent Timothy, our brother and the minister of God in the gospel of Christ, to confirm you and exhort you concerning your faith:
3 That no man should be moved in these tribulations: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.
4 For even when we were with you, we foretold you that we should suffer tribulations: as also it is come to pass, and you know.
5 For this cause also, I, forbearing no longer, sent to know your faith: lest perhaps he that tempteth should have tempted you: and our labour should be made vain.