1 Wherefore no longer holding out, we thought well to be left in Athens alone,
2 and we sent Timothy, the brother of us and fellowworker of the God in the glad tidings of the Anointed, in order that to confirm you and to exhort you in behalf of the faith of you,
3 that no one to be shaken by the afflictions these; (yourselves, for you know, that for this we are placed;
4 indeed for when with you we were, we previously said to you, that we are about to be afflicted, even as also it happened and you know;)
5 on account of this also I no longer holding out, I sent in order the to know the faith of you lest perhaps tempted you the tempter, and in vain should become the toil of us.
6 Just now but, having come Timothy to us from you, and having brought glad tidings to us the faith and the love of you, and because you have remembrance of us good always, longing us to see, even as also we you;
7 through this we were comforted, brethren, over you in all the affliction and distress of us, on account of the of you faith;
8 because now we live, if you stand firm in Lord.
9 What for gratitude are we able to the God to return concerning you, for all the joy with which we rejoice on account of you in presence of the God of us?
10 night and day more exceedingly entreating for the to see of you the face, and to supply the things wanting of the faith of you.
11 Himself but the God and Father of us, and the Lord of us Jesus Anointed may direct the way of us to you;
12 you but the Lord cause to be full and to overthrow with the love to each other and to all, even as also we to you;
13 in order that to be established of you the hearts blameless in holiness in presence of the God even a Father of us, at the coming of the Lord of us Jesus Anointed with all of the holy ones of himself.