1 Thessalonians 3:1-5 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].
1 Thessalonians 3:1-5 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.
1 Thessalonians 3:1-5 New International Version (NIV)
3 So when we could stand it no longer, we thought it best to be left by ourselves in Athens. 2 We sent Timothy, who is our brother and co-worker in God’s service in spreading the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith, 3 so that no one would be unsettled by these trials. For you know quite well that we are destined for them. 4 In fact, when we were with you, we kept telling you that we would be persecuted. And it turned out that way, as you well know. 5 For this reason, when I could stand it no longer, I sent to find out about your faith. I was afraid that in some way the tempter had tempted you and that our labors might have been in vain.