1 Thessalonians 3:5
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New International Version
For this reason, when I could stand it no longer, I sent to find out about your faith. I was afraid that in some way the tempter had tempted you and that our labors might have been in vain.

New Living Translation
That is why, when I could bear it no longer, I sent Timothy to find out whether your faith was still strong. I was afraid that the tempter had gotten the best of you and that our work had been useless.

English Standard Version
For this reason, when I could bear it no longer, I sent to learn about your faith, for fear that somehow the tempter had tempted you and our labor would be in vain.

Berean Study Bible
For this reason, when I could stand it no more, I sent to find out about your faith, for fear that the tempter had somehow tempted you and caused our labor to be in vain.

Berean Literal Bible
Because of this I also, enduring no longer, sent in order to know your faith, lest somehow the one tempting had tempted you, and our labor would be in vain.

New American Standard Bible
For this reason, when I could endure it no longer, I also sent to find out about your faith, for fear that the tempter might have tempted you, and our labor would be in vain.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For this reason, when I could no longer stand it, I also sent him to find out about your faith, fearing that the tempter had tempted you and that our labor might be for nothing.

International Standard Version
But when I could stand it no longer, I sent Timothy to find out about your faith. I was afraid that the tempter had tempted you in some way, and that our work had been a waste of time.

NET Bible
So when I could bear it no longer, I sent to find out about your faith, for fear that the tempter somehow tempted you and our toil had proven useless.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because of this I also did not resist until I sent to know your faith, lest the tempter would tempt you and our labor would be worthless.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But when I couldn't wait any longer, I sent [Timothy] to find out about your faith. I wanted to see whether the tempter had in some way tempted you, making our work meaningless.

New American Standard 1977
For this reason, when I could endure it no longer, I also sent to find out about your faith, for fear that the tempter might have tempted you, and our labor should be in vain.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For this cause I, also, not waiting any longer, have sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter has tempted you and our labour is in vain.

King James 2000 Bible
For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter had tempted you, and our labor be in vain.

American King James Version
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 labor be in vain.

American Standard Version
For this cause I also, when I could no longer forbear, sent that I might know your faith, lest by any means the tempter had tempted you, and our labor should be in vain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

Darby Bible Translation
For this reason I also, no longer able to refrain myself, sent to know your faith, lest perhaps the tempter had tempted you and our labour should be come to nothing.

English Revised Version
For this cause I also, when I could no longer forbear, sent that I might know your faith, lest by any means the tempter had tempted you, and our labour should be in vain.

Webster's Bible Translation
For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter may have tempted you, and our labor be in vain.

Weymouth New Testament
For this reason I also, when I could no longer endure the uncertainty, sent to know the condition of your faith, lest perchance the Tempter might have tempted you and our labour have been lost.

World English Bible
For this cause I also, when I couldn't stand it any longer, sent that I might know your faith, for fear that by any means the tempter had tempted you, and our labor would have been in vain.

Young's Literal Translation
because of this also, I, no longer forbearing, did send to know your faith, lest he who is tempting did tempt you, and in vain might be our labour.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:1-5 The more we find pleasure in the ways of God, the more we shall desire to persevere therein. The apostle's design was to establish and comfort the Thessalonians as to the object of their faith, that Jesus Christ was the Saviour of the world; and as to the recompence of faith, which was more than enough to make up all their losses, and to reward all their labours. But he feared his labours would be in vain. If the devil cannot hinder ministers from labouring in the word and doctrine, he will, if possible, hinder the success of their labours. No one would willingly labour in vain. It is the will and purpose of God, that we enter into his kingdom through many afflictions. And the apostles, far from flattering people with the expectation of worldly prosperity in religion, told them plainly they must count upon trouble in the flesh. Herein they followed the example of their great Master, the Author of our faith. Christians were in danger, and they should be forewarned; they will thus be kept from being improved by any devices of the tempter.
Study Bible
Timothy's Visit
4Indeed, when we were with you, we kept warning you that we would suffer persecution; and as you know, it has come to pass. 5For this reason, when I could stand it no more, I sent to find out about your faith, for fear that the tempter had somehow tempted you and caused our labor to be in vain. 6But now Timothy has returned from his visit with the good news about your faith, your love, and the fond memories you have preserved, longing to see us just as we long to see you.…
Cross References
Matthew 4:3
The tempter came to Him and said, "If You are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread."

2 Corinthians 6:1
As God's fellow workers, we urge you not to receive God's grace in vain.

2 Corinthians 11:3
I am afraid, however, that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent's cunning, your minds may be led astray from your simple and pure devotion to Christ.

Philippians 2:16
as you hold forth the word of life, in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.

Philippians 2:19
Now I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, that I also may be cheered when I learn how you are doing.

1 Thessalonians 3:1
So when we could bear it no longer, we were willing to be left on our own in Athens.

1 Thessalonians 3:2
We sent Timothy, our brother and God's fellow worker in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith,
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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 labor be in vain.

when. See on ver.

1 Thessalonians 3:1 Why when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left …

I sent.

1 Thessalonians 3:2,6 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellow …

Acts 15:36 And some days after Paul said to Barnabas…

2 Corinthians 7:5-7 For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but …

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Matthew 4:3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If you be the Son of God, …

1 Corinthians 7:5 Defraud you not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, …

2 Corinthians 2:11 Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant …

2 Corinthians 11:2,3,13-15 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused …

Galatians 1:6-9 I marvel that you are so soon removed from him that called you into …

Ephesians 4:14 That we from now on be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried …

James 1:13,14 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot …

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1 Thessalonians 2:1 For yourselves, brothers, know our entrance in to you, that it was not in vain:

Isaiah 49:4 Then I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for …

Galatians 2:2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them that gospel …

Galatians 4:11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed on you labor in vain.

Philippians 2:16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of …

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