1 Thessalonians 3:1

“Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Wherefore when wee could no longer forbeare, wee thought it good to bee left at Athens alone:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Therefore when we could endure {it} no longer, we thought it best to be left behind at Athens alone,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left behind at Athens alone;
- American Standard Version (1901)

At last our desire to have news of you was so strong that, while we ourselves were waiting at Athens,
- Basic English Bible

Wherefore, being no longer able to refrain ourselves, we thought good to be left alone in Athens,
- Darby Bible

Wherefore, when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone;
- Webster's Bible

So when we could endure it no longer, we decided to remain behind in Athens alone;
- Weymouth Bible

Therefore, when we couldn't stand it any longer, we thought it good to be left behind at Athens alone,
- World English Bible

For which thing we suffriden no lengere, and it pleside to vs to dwelle aloone at Atenys;
- Wycliffe Bible

Wherefore no longer forbearing, we thought good to be left in Athens alone,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 3:1


3:1 We - Paul and Silvanus. Could bear no longer - Our desire and fear for you.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 3:1


1Th 3:1 Paul's Feelings Toward the Thessalonians SUMMARY OF I THESSALONIANS 3: Paul in His Great Solicitude Sent Timothy to Them. The Joy That Timothy's Report Gave Him. His Prayer to See Them Face to Face. A Prayer for Them. When we could no longer forbear. The closing verses of chapter 2 show Paul's great desire to see them, as a father to see his suffering children (see 1Th 2:11). Hindered (1Th 2:18), he at last "thought it good to be left alone at Athens" (Ac 18:1-5).

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