1:8 the affliction we experienced in Asia. Apparently he refers to some hardship, persecution, illness, or injury that he suffered since he last saw his readers. These hardships would have occurred either in Ephesus or between Ephesus and Macedonia, although they are not mentioned in the summary statement of Acts 20:1.
our. In this letter Paul normally uses the editorial plural “we” or “our” to refer to himself alone.