1. Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to
be left at Athens alone; 2. And sent Timotheus, our brother, and
minister of God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of Christ, to
establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith: 3. That no
man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we
are appointed thereunto.
4. 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.
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, and our
labour be in vain.
6. But now when Timotheus came from you unto us, and brought us good
tidings of your faith and charity, and that ye have good remembrance
of us always, desiring greatly to see us, as we also to see you: 7.