1 Thessalonians

1611 King James Version (KJV)

1 Thessalonians 3:1

“Wherefore when wee could no longer forbeare, wee thought it good to bee left at Athens alone:”

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Other Translations

Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone;
- King James Version

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).

Discussion for 1 Thessalonians 3

  • Carmen
    I like to read this every night and try to memorize the whole chapter.
  • Akeem
    Paul's burden was to see the church at Thessalonica grow in their faith and become mature believers which is only perfected through love. The world's definition of love is emotional and twisted through the lies of the Devil. True love Corinthians 15 rejoiceth in the truth. May the Lord help us to pursue Biblical love which will mature us in the faith.
  • BSP
    Verse 12~An increase in love was being emphasized here and that is something that we all want to contribute to today.
  • Ray321
    Ephesians 1:7 7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace. God looks at us as thou we never sin. But the flesh will still sin.
  • Bruce
    Ray? There are many Churches that love one another,they talk about The Bible,Way of Salvation.Do different things,thinking they are Saved and are more Lost then The World. One Big Social Club. Some on this site have lunch with The Wolf. Only by The Blood of The Lamb and The Word of God,We can Win The Battle:Ephesians 10:18. It's getting harder to find a Body of True Believers. Preach The Blood
  • Ray321
    1 Thessalonians 3:12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you. If we get loving one another and share the gospel, we won't have to worry about wolf's in sheep clothing. Let us increase our Love and Faith in Christ Jesus.

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