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1 Thessalonians 3:1–2

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1 Thessalonians 3:1–2 — The New International Version (NIV)

So when we could stand it no longer, we thought it best to be left by ourselves in Athens. We sent Timothy, who is our brother and co-worker in God’s service in spreading the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith,

1 Thessalonians 3:1–2 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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

1 Thessalonians 3:1–2 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Finally, when we could stand it no longer, we decided to stay alone in Athens, and we sent Timothy to visit you. He is our brother and God’s co-worker in proclaiming the Good News of Christ. We sent him to strengthen you, to encourage you in your faith,

1 Thessalonians 3:1–2 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Therefore, when we could no longer endure it, we thought it good to be left in Athens alone, and sent Timothy, our brother and minister of God, and our fellow laborer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you and encourage you concerning your faith,

1 Thessalonians 3:1–2 — New Century Version (NCV)

When we could not wait any longer, we decided it was best to stay in Athens alone and send Timothy to you. Timothy, our brother, works with us for God and helps us tell people the Good News about Christ. We sent him to strengthen and encourage you in your faith

1 Thessalonians 3:1–2 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left behind at Athens alone; and sent Timothy, our brother and God’s minister in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith;

1 Thessalonians 3:1–2 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Wherefore, being no longer able to refrain ourselves, we thought good to be left alone in Athens, and sent Timotheus, our brother and fellow-workman under God in the glad tidings of Christ, to confirm you and encourage you concerning your faith,

1 Thessalonians 3:1–2 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

We thought it best to remain in Athens by ourselves. But, because we couldn’t wait any longer for news about you, we sent our brother Timothy to you. He serves God by spreading the Good News about Christ. His mission was to strengthen and encourage you in your faith

1 Thessalonians 3:1–2 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Therefore, when we could no longer stand it, we thought it was better to be left alone in Athens. And we sent Timothy, our brother and God’s coworker in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you concerning your faith,

1 Thessalonians 3:1–2 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Therefore when we could bear it no longer, we decided to be left alone in Athens; 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,

1 Thessalonians 3:1–2 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Therefore when we could bear it no longer, we determined to be left behind in Athens alone, and we sent Timothy, our brother and fellow worker for God in the gospel of Christ, in order to strengthen and to encourage you about your faith,

1 Thessalonians 3:1–2 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

We couldn’t wait any longer. So we thought it was best to be left by ourselves in Athens. We sent our brother Timothy to give you strength and hope in your faith. He works together with God in spreading the good news about Christ.

1 Thessalonians 3:1–2 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Therefore when we could endure it no longer, we thought it best to be left behind at Athens alone,

and we sent Timothy, our brother and God’s fellow worker in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you as to your faith,