New Living Translation
Finally, when we could stand it no longer, we decided to stay alone in Athens,
King James Bible
Wherefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone;
Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore, being no longer able to refrain ourselves, we thought good to be left alone in Athens,
World English Bible
Therefore, when we couldn't stand it any longer, we thought it good to be left behind at Athens alone,
Young's Literal Translation
Wherefore no longer forbearing, we thought good to be left in Athens alone,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:1 We - Paul and Silvanus. Could bear no longer - Our desire and fear for you.
As the mission of Christ was rendered necessary by the fall of man, so the first dark intimation of Him was given immediately after the fall. It is found in the sentence of punishment which was passed upon the tempter. Gen. iii. 14, 15. A correct understanding of it, however, can be obtained only after we have ascertained who the tempter was. It is, in the first place, unquestionable that a real serpent was engaged in the temptation; so that the opinion of those who maintain that the serpent is only …
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament
Growth in Grace
Those escorting Paul went with him all the way to Athens; then they returned to Berea with instructions for Silas and Timothy to hurry and join him.
While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was deeply troubled by all the idols he saw everywhere in the city.
1 Thessalonians 3:5
That is why, when I could bear it no longer, I sent Timothy to find out whether your faith was still strong. I was afraid that the tempter had gotten the best of you and that our work had been useless.
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