1 Thessalonians 3 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)
3 For which thing we suffered no longer, and it pleased to us to dwell alone at Athens; [For which thing we sustaining no longer, it pleased to us to dwell at Athens alone;]
2 and we sent Timothy, our brother [and sent Timothy, our brother], and minister of God in the evangel of Christ, to you to be confirmed, and to be taught for your faith,
3 that no man be moved in these tribulations. For [ye] yourselves know, that in this thing we be set [that in this thing we be put].
4 For when we were at you, we before-said to you, that we should suffer tribulations; as [and] it is done, and ye know.
5 Therefore I Paul, no longer abiding [not sustaining more], sent to know your faith, lest peradventure he that tempteth [shall] tempt you, and your travail be made vain [and our travail be made vain].
6 But now, when Timothy shall come to us from you, and tell to us your faith and charity, and that ye have good mind of us, ever desiring to see us, as we also you; [Now forsooth Timothy coming to us from you, and telling to us your faith and charity, and for ye have evermore good mind of us, desiring to see us, as we also you;]
7 therefore, brethren, we be comforted in you, in all our need and tribulation, by your faith.
8 For now we live, if ye stand in the Lord.
9 For what doing of thankings be we able to yield to God for you [For why what doing of thankings may we yield to God for you], in all joy, in which we joy for you before our Lord?
10 night and day more plenteously praying, that we see your face, and fulfill those things that fail to your faith [and fulfill those things that fail of your faith].
11 But God himself and our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you [dress our way to you].
12 And the Lord multiply you, and make your charity to be plenteous of each to other [and make your charity for to abound together], and into all men, as also we in you;
13 that your hearts be confirmed without plaint in holiness, before God and our Father, in the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints. Amen.
1 Thessalonians 3 New Matthew Bible (NMB)
He tells them how greatly he was moved with joy when Timothy told him of their faith and love.
3 Therefore, since we could bear it no longer, it pleased us to remain at Athens alone, 2 and we sent Timothy, our brother and minister of God, and our labour-fellow in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen you and to comfort you over your faith, 3 so that no one would be shaken in these afflictions. For you yourselves know that we are even appointed to this. 4 For indeed, when I was with you, I warned that we would suffer tribulation, even as it came to pass and as you know. 5 For this reason, when I could no longer bear it, I sent to find out about your faith, lest perhaps the tempter had tempted you, and our labour had been bestowed in vain.
6 But now lately Timothy has come from you to us, and told us about your faith and your love, and that you have good remembrance of us always, desiring to see us as we desire to see you. 7 Therefore, brethren, we had consolation in you, in all our adversity and need, through your faith. 8 For now we are alive, if you stand steadfast in the Lord. 9 For what thanks we can render to God for you, for all the joy that we have on your account before our God, 10 while we pray very much night and day that we might see you personally, and might make up that which is lacking in your faith.
11 May God himself our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ guide our journey to you. 12 And may the Lord prosper you, and make you flow over in love toward one another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you, 13 to make your hearts constant and unblameable in holiness before God our Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.
1 Thessalonians 3 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
3 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 therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith: 8 for now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord. 9 For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God; 10 night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?
11 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you. 12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you: 13 to the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.