The King James Version Bible

1 Thessalonians 3:1-5

  1. Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone;

  2. And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith:

  3. That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.

  4. For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know.

  5. For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labour be in vain.