Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Therefore when we could endure it no longer, we thought it best to be left behind at Athens alone,

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

Therefore, when we could no longer stand it, we thought it was better to be left alone in Athens.

International Standard Version

Therefore, when we could stand it no longer, we decided to remain alone in Athens

A Conservative Version

Therefore, no longer covering over it, we preferred to be left behind in Athens alone.

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

Therefore, when [the suspense of separation and our yearning for some personal communication from you] became intolerable, we consented to being left behind alone at Athens.

An Understandable Version

So, when we could not stand it any longer [Note: Paul's concern for the spiritual well-being of the Thessalonian Christians became unbearable], we [i.e., I, See verse 5] thought it best to be left behind, alone, at Athens [Note: Paul was willing to labor alone at Athens, so he could send his fellow-workers to minister to others. See Acts 17],

Anderson New Testament

Wherefore, being no longer able to contain ourselves, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone;

Bible in Basic English

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

Common New Testament

Therefore when we could endure it no longer, we thought it best to be left behind at Athens alone,

Daniel Mace New Testament

Being therefore impatient to hear of you, we judg'd it proper to stay at Athens alone, and send you our brother Timothy,

Darby Translation

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

Godbey New Testament

Therefore no longer containing, we delighted to be left alone at Athens;

Goodspeed New Testament

So when I could not bear it any longer, I made up my mind to stay behind alone at Athens,

John Wesley New Testament

Therefore when we could bear no longer, we thought good to be left at Athens alone,

Julia Smith Translation

Wherefore no more concealing, we were content to be left among the Athenians alone:

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore [when we] could bear [it] no longer, we determined to be left behind in Athens alone,

Modern King James verseion

Therefore when we could no longer endure, we were pleased to be left at Athens alone.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore, since we could no longer forbear, it pleased us to remain at Athens alone,

Moffatt New Testament

So, unable to bear it any longer, I made up my mind to be left behind at Athens all alone;

Montgomery New Testament

And so, when I could no longer bear it, I made up my mind to be left behind at Athens, all alone.

NET Bible

So when we could bear it no longer, we decided to stay on in Athens alone.

New Heart English Bible

Therefore, when we could not stand it any longer, we thought it good to be left behind at Athens alone,

Noyes New Testament

Wherefore, when we could no longer forbear, we chose to be left at Athens alone,

Sawyer New Testament

When therefore we could no longer refrain, we thought it best to be left alone at Athens,

The Emphasized Bible

Wherefore, no longer concealing our anxiety, we were well-pleased to be left in Athens, alone,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

WHEREFORE when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone:

Twentieth Century New Testament

And so, as we could bear it no longer, we made up our minds to remain behind alone at Athens,

Webster

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

Weymouth New Testament

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

Williams New Testament

So when I could not bear it any longer, I decided to be left behind in Athens alone,

World English Bible

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

Worrell New Testament

Wherefore, when no longer able to endure it, we were well pleased to be left behind at Athens alone,

Worsley New Testament

Wherefore being able to contain no longer, we were content to be left alone at Athens,

Youngs Literal Translation

Wherefore no longer forbearing, we thought good to be left in Athens alone,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
διό 
Dio 
Usage: 52

when we could
στέγω 
Stego 
Usage: 4

no longer
μηκέτι 
meketi 
no more, no longer, henceforth not, no, no ... henceforward, hereafter,
Usage: 16

στέγω 
Stego 
Usage: 4

we thought it good
εὐδοκέω 
Eudokeo 
Usage: 20

to be left
καταλείπω 
Kataleipo 
Usage: 22

at
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

Ἀθῆναι 
Athenai 
Usage: 4

Verse Info

Context Readings

Paul Sends Timothy To Thessalonica

1 Therefore when we could endure it no longer, we thought it best to be left behind at Athens alone, 2 and we sent Timothy, our brother and God’s fellow worker in the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you as to your faith,


Cross References

Acts 17:15

Now those who escorted Paul brought him as far as Athens; and receiving a command for Silas and Timothy to come to him as soon as possible, they left.

1 Thessalonians 3:5

For this reason, when I could endure it no longer, I also sent to find out about your faith, for fear that the tempter might have tempted you, and our labor would be in vain.

Jeremiah 20:9

But if I say, “I will not remember Him
Or speak anymore in His name,”
Then in my heart it becomes like a burning fire
Shut up in my bones;
And I am weary of holding it in,
And I cannot endure it.

1 Thessalonians 2:17

But we, brethren, having been taken away from you for a short while—in person, not in spirit—were all the more eager with great desire to see your face.

2 Corinthians 2:13

I had no rest for my spirit, not finding Titus my brother; but taking my leave of them, I went on to Macedonia.

Jeremiah 44:22

So the Lord was no longer able to endure it, because of the evil of your deeds, because of the abominations which you have committed; thus your land has become a ruin, an object of horror and a curse, without an inhabitant, as it is this day.

2 Corinthians 11:29-30

Who is weak without my being weak? Who is led into sin without my intense concern?

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