Berean Literal Bible
1Therefore, enduring no longer, we thought it best to be left in Athens alone, 2and we sent Timothy, our brother and fellow worker of God in the gospel of Christ, in order to strengthen and to encourage you concerning your faith, 3that no one be moved in these tribulations. For you yourselves know that we are destined for this. 4And indeed, when we were with you, we were telling you beforehand that we are about to suffer affliction, just as also it came to pass, and you know. 5Because 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.
Timothy's Encouraging Report
6But presently, Timothy having come to us from you and having brought good news to us of your faith and love, and that always you have a good remembrance of us, longing to see us just as also we you, 7because of this, brothers, we were encouraged as to you in all our distress and tribulation, through your faith. 8For now we live, if you are standing firm in the Lord.
9For what thanksgiving are we able to give to God concerning you in return for all the joy that we rejoice before our God because of you, 10night and day imploring exceedingly for us to see your face and to supply the things lacking of you in faith?
11Now may our God and Father Himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you.
12And may the Lord make you to increase and to abound in love toward one another, and toward all, just as also we toward you,
13in order to strengthen your hearts, blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints. Amen.