|New International Version (© 2011)|
So when we could stand it no longer, we thought it best to be left by ourselves in Athens.
King James Bible
Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone;
American Standard Version
Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left behind at Athens alone;
Young's Literal Translation
Wherefore no longer forbearing, we thought good to be left in Athens alone,
1 Thessalonians 3:1 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Wherefore, when we could no longer, etc. - The apostle was anxious to hear of their state, and as he could obtain no information without sending a messenger express, he therefore sent Timothy from Athens; choosing rather to be left alone, than to continue any longer in uncertainty relative to their state.
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1 Thessalonians 3:5 For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you...
1 Thessalonians 2:17 But we, brothers, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart...
Jeremiah 20:9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name...
Jeremiah 44:22 So that the LORD could no longer bear, because of the evil of your doings, and because of the abominations which you have committed...
2 Corinthians 2:13 I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from there into Macedonia.
2 Corinthians 11:29,30 Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not...
Acts 17:15 And they that conducted Paul brought him to Athens: and receiving a commandment to Silas and Timotheus for to come to him with all speed...
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Acts 17:15 Those who escorted Paul brought him to Athens and then left with instructions for Silas and Timothy to join him as soon as possible.
Acts 17:16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols.
1 Thessalonians 3:5 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.