1 Thessalonians 3:4
For truly, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and you know.
Crossing the ocean, I used to hang over the side of the Java to watch the stroke of the wave against the ship's cut water. I noticed, when it was foggy, and we were making only seven or eight knots an hour, there was but little stir in the water; but when, in fair weather, we went fourteen knots an hour, the ocean tossed in front of the prow and boiled on either side. So, just in proportion as a Christian makes headway in Christian enterprise, in that ratio will there be commotion and excited resistance in the waters. If nothing has been said against you, if you have never been assaulted, if everybody seems pleased with you, you are simply making little or no progress; you are water logged, and, instead of mastering the wave, the wave masters you.
(T. De Witt Talmage, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know.