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1 Thessalonians 2 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:1 - For you yourselves know, brethren, that our visit to you was not in vain;

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:2 - but though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philip'pi, as you know, we had courage in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the face of great opposition.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:3 - For our appeal does not spring from error or uncleanness, nor is it made with guile;

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:4 - but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please men, but to please God who tests our hearts.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:5 - For we never used either words of flattery, as you know, or a cloak for greed, as God is witness;

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:6 - nor did we seek glory from men, whether from you or from others, though we might have made demands as apostles of Christ.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:7 - But we were gentle among you, like a nurse taking care of her children.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:8 - So, being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:9 - For you remember our labor and toil, brethren; we worked night and day, that we might not burden any of you, while we preached to you the gospel of God.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:10 - You are witnesses, and God also, how holy and righteous and blameless was our behavior to you believers;

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:11 - for you know how, like a father with his children, we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:12 - to lead a life worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:13 - And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:14 - For you, brethren, became imitators of the churches of God in Christ Jesus which are in Judea; for you suffered the same things from your own countrymen as they did from the Jews,

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:15 - who killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out, and displease God and oppose all men

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:16 - by hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles that they may be saved--so as always to fill up the measure of their sins. But God's wrath has come upon them at last!

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:17 - But since we were bereft of you, brethren, for a short time, in person not in heart, we endeavored the more eagerly and with great desire to see you face to face;

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:18 - because we wanted to come to you--I, Paul, again and again--but Satan hindered us.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:19 - For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting before our Lord Jesus at his coming? Is it not you?

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 2:20 - For you are our glory and joy.
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