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1 Thessalonians 3

3:1 Wherefore no longer forbearing, we thought good to be left in Athens alone, 3:2 and did send Timotheus--our brother, and a ministrant of God, and our fellow-workman in the good news of the Christ--to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith, 3:3 that no one be moved in these tribulations, for yourselves have known that for this we are set, 3:4 for even when we were with you, we said to you beforehand, that we are about to suffer tribulation, as also it did come to pass, and ye have known [it] ; 3:5 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.  3:6 And now Timotheus having come unto us from you, and having declared good news to us of your faith and love, and that ye have a good remembrance of us always, desiring much to see us, as we also [to see] you, 3:7 because of this we were comforted, brethren, over you, in all our tribulation and necessity, through your faith, 3:8 because now we live, if ye may stand fast in the Lord; 3:9 for what thanks are we able to recompense to God for you, for all the joy with which we do joy because of you in the presence of our God 3:10 night and day exceedingly beseeching, that we might see your face, and perfect the things lacking in your faith.  3:11 And our God and Father Himself, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you, 3:12 and you the Lord cause to increase and to abound in the love to one another, and to all, even as we also to you, 3:13 to the establishing your hearts blameless in sanctification before our God and Father, in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints. 

Young's Literal Translation - Public Domain