1 Thessalonians 31 Therefore, when we could no longer endure it, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone; 2 And sent Timothy, our brother, and fellow-worker for God in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you in your faith: 3 That no man should be disturbed by these afflictions: for you yourselves know that we are destined for this. 4 For truly, when we were with you, we told you beforehand that we should suffer tribulation; just as it came to pass, as you know. 5 For this reason, when I could no longer endure it, I sent to learn of your faith, lest by some means the tempter had tempted you, and our labour might have been in vain. 6 But now that Timothy has come from you to us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and love, and reported that you always remember us kindly, greatly desiring to see us, as we also desire to see you: 7 Therefore, brethren, in the midst of our affliction and distress, we were comforted about you because of your faith: 8 For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord. 9 For what thanks can we render to God for you, for all the joy which we have before our God because of you; 10 Night and day praying earnestly that we might see your face, and might supply that which is lacking in your faith? 11 Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you. 12 And may the Lord make you to increase and abound in love toward one another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you: 13 So that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before God our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.
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