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1 Thessalonians 2 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Paul’s Ministry

(cf. Act 17:1–9 )
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For you yourselves know, brothers and sisters, that our [fn]reception among you was not in vain,

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:2 - but after we had already suffered and been treated abusively in Philippi, as you know, we had the boldness in our God to speak to you the gospel of God [fn]amid much [fn]opposition.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:3 - For our exhortation does not come from error or impurity or [fn]by way of deceit;
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:4 - but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not intending to please people, but to please God, who [fn]examines our hearts.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:5 - For we never came [fn]with flattering speech, as you know, nor with a pretext [fn]for greed—God is our witness
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:6 - nor did we seek honor from people, either from you or from others, though [fn]we could have [fn]asserted our authority as apostles of Christ.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:7 - But we [fn]proved to be [fn]gentle [fn]among you. As a nursing mother [fn]tenderly cares for her own children,
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:8 - in the same way we had a fond affection for you and were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God, but also our own [fn]lives, because you had become [fn]very dear to us.
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For you recall, brothers and sisters, our labor and hardship: it was by working night and day so as not to be a burden to any of you, that we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:10 - You are witnesses, and so is God, of how devoutly and rightly and blamelessly we [fn]behaved toward you [fn]believers;
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:11 - just as you know how we were exhorting and encouraging and imploring each one of you as a father would his own children,
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:12 - so that you would walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.
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For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of mere men, but as what it really is, the word of God, which also is at work in you who believe.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:14 - For you, brothers and sisters, became imitators of the churches of God in Christ Jesus that are in Judea, for you also endured the same sufferings at the hands of your own countrymen, even as they did from the Jews,
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:15 - who both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and [fn]drove us out. [fn]They are not pleasing to God, [fn]but hostile to all people,
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:16 - hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved; with the result that they always [fn]reach the limit of their sins. But wrath has come upon them [fn]fully.
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But we, brothers and sisters, having been orphaned from you by absence for a [fn]short while—in [fn]person, not in [fn]spirit—were all the more eager with great desire to see your face.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:18 - [fn]For we wanted to come to you—I, Paul, [fn]more than once—and Satan hindered us.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:19 - For who is our hope, or joy or crown of pride, in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His [fn]coming? Or is it not indeed you?
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:20 - For you are our glory and joy.
NASB20 Footnotes
Or coming to you
Or during
Or struggle; or conflict
Lit in deceit
Or approves
Lit in a word of flattery
I.e., to conceal greed
Lit being able to
Or been burdensome as
Or became gentle
Three early mss infants
Lit in the midst of you
Or cherishes
Or souls
Lit beloved
Lit became
Or who believe
Or persecuted us
Lit and
Lit and
Lit complete their
Or forever; lit to the end
Lit occasion of an hour
Lit face
Lit heart
Or Because
Lit both once and twice
Or presence

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