1 Thessalonians 3:1
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English Standard Version
Therefore when we could bear it no longer, we were willing to be left behind at Athens alone,

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;

Douay-Rheims Bible
For which cause, forbearing no longer, we thought it good to remain at Athens alone:

English Revised Version
Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left behind at Athens alone;

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore, when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone;

Weymouth New Testament
So when we could endure it no longer, we decided to remain behind in Athens alone;

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Vincent's Word Studies

Forbear (στέγοντες)

Lit. no longer forbearing. See on 1 Corinthians 9:12 : lxx, Sir. 8:17. For Class. parall. Soph. O. C. 15; Elec. 1118; Eurip. Hippol. 844; Ion 1412. He means that his longing for some personal communication from the Thessalonians became intolerable.

To be left - alone (καταλειφθῆναι - μόνοι)

Implying, as we sent (1 Thessalonians 3:2) and I sent (1 Thessalonians 3:5), the previous presence of Timothy with him at Athens.

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when.

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...

we thought.

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...

Cross References
Acts 17:15
Those who conducted Paul brought him as far as Athens, and after receiving a command for Silas and Timothy to come to him as soon as possible, they departed.

Acts 17:16
Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols.

1 Thessalonians 3:5
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.

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