English Standard Version
For this reason, when I could bear it no longer, I sent to learn about your faith, for fear that somehow the tempter had tempted you and our labor would be in vain.
King James Bible
For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labour be in vain.
American Standard Version
For this cause I also, when I could no longer forbear, sent that I might know your faith, lest by any means the tempter had tempted you, and our labor should be in vain.
For this cause also, I, forbearing no longer, sent to know your faith: lest perhaps he that tempteth should have tempted you, and our labour should be made vain.
English Revised Version
For this cause I also, when I could no longer forbear, sent that I might know your faith, lest by any means the tempter had tempted you, and our labour should be in vain.
Webster's Bible Translation
For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter may have tempted you, and our labor be in vain.
Weymouth New Testament
For this reason I also, when I could no longer endure the uncertainty, sent to know the condition of your faith, lest perchance the Tempter might have tempted you and our labour have been lost.
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CommentaryVincent's Word Studies
The tempter (ὁ πειράζων)
In vain (εἰς κενον)
The phrase only in Paul. See 2 Corinthians 6:1; Galatians 2:2; Philippians 2:16. The force of the preposition is fairly represented by to in the phrase to no purpose. lxx has εἰς κενὸν, εἰς τὸ κενὸν, and εἰς κενὰ.
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And the tempter came and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread."
2 Corinthians 6:1
Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain.
2 Corinthians 11:3
But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.
holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain.
I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I too may be cheered by news of you.
1 Thessalonians 3:1
Therefore when we could bear it no longer, we were willing to be left behind at Athens alone,
1 Thessalonians 3:2
and we sent Timothy, our brother and God's coworker in the gospel of Christ, to establish and exhort you in your faith,
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