Parallel Verses

King James Version

For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;

New American Standard Bible

For they themselves report about us what kind of a reception we had with you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve a living and true God,

Holman Bible

For they themselves report about us what kind of reception we had from you: how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,

International Standard Version

For people keep telling us what kind of welcome you gave us and how you turned away from idols to serve a living and true God

A Conservative Version

For they report about us what kind of entrance we had with you, and how ye turned to God from the idols to serve a living and TRUE God,

American Standard Version

For they themselves report concerning us what manner of entering in we had unto you; and how ye turned unto God from idols, to serve a living and true God,

Amplified

For they themselves volunteer testimony concerning us, telling what an entrance we had among you, and how you turned to God from [your] idols to serve a God Who is alive and true and genuine,

An Understandable Version

For those people themselves report on what kind of a reception we had from you, and how you people turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God.

Anderson New Testament

For they themselves declare concerning us what kind of entrance we had to you, and how you turned to God from idols, to serve the living and true God,

Bible in Basic English

For they themselves give the news of how we came among you; and how you were turned from images to God, to the worship of a true and living God,

Common New Testament

For they themselves report about us what kind of a reception we had with you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve a living and true God,

Daniel Mace New Testament

how successful our arrival was among you, and how you renounc'd your idols to serve the living and true God,

Darby Translation

for they themselves relate concerning us what entering in we had to you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve a living and true God,

Godbey New Testament

for they proclaim concerning what kind of reception we had unto you; and how you turned to God from the idols, to serve the true and the living God,

Goodspeed New Testament

For when people speak of us, they tell what a welcome you gave us, and how you turned from idols to God, to serve a true and living God,

John Wesley New Testament

For they themselves declare concerning us, what manner of entrance to you we had, and how ye turned from idols to God,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For they themselves tell of us what an entrance we had unto you and in what manner ye were converted to God from idols to serve the living and true God

Julia Smith Translation

For they themselves proclaim of us what entrance we have to you, and how ye turned to God from images to serve the living and true God;

King James 2000

For they themselves show of us what manner of welcome we had unto you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;

Lexham Expanded Bible

For [they] themselves report about us, what sort of welcome we had with you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve [the] living and true God,

Modern King James verseion

For they themselves witness what kind of entrance we had to you, even how you turned from idols to God in order to serve the living and true God,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

for they themselves show of you what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from images for to serve the living and true God,

Moffatt New Testament

People tell us of their own accord about the visit we paid to you, and how you turned to God from idols, to serve a living and a real God

Montgomery New Testament

For others, of their own accord, tell about the welcome I had from you, and how you turned to God from your idols, to be slaved of a true and living God,

NET Bible

For people everywhere report how you welcomed us and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God

New Heart English Bible

For they themselves report concerning us what kind of a reception we had from you; and how you turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God,

Noyes New Testament

For they themselves are reporting concerning us what kind of reception we had among you, and how ye turned to God from idols, to serve the living and true God,

Sawyer New Testament

for they declare of us what introduction we had to you, and how you turned from idols to God, to serve the living and true God,

The Emphasized Bible

For, they themselves, concerning us, do tell - what manner of entrance we had unto you, and how ye turned unto God from the idols - to be serving a living and true God,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For they publish concerning you what manner of entrance we had unto you, and how ye turned unto God from idols, to serve the living and true God,

Twentieth Century New Testament

Indeed, in speaking about us, the people themselves tell of the reception you gave us, and how, turning to God from your idols, you became servants of the true and living God,

Webster

For they themselves show of us what manner of entrance we had to you, and how ye turned to God from idols, to serve the living and true God;

Weymouth New Testament

For when others speak of us they report the reception we had from you, and how you turned from your idols to God, to be bondservants of the true and ever-living God,

Williams New Testament

For the people themselves tell us what a welcome you gave us, and how you turned from idols to the true God, to serve the God who lives on and is real,

World English Bible

For they themselves report concerning us what kind of a reception we had from you; and how you turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God,

Worrell New Testament

for they themselves report, concerning us, what manner of entrance we had to you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve a living and true God,

Worsley New Testament

For they themselves declare concerning us what kind of entrance we had among you, and how ye turned to God from idols, to serve the living and true God;

Youngs Literal Translation

for they themselves concerning us do declare what entrance we had unto you, and how ye did turn unto God from the idols, to serve a living and true God,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
γάρ 
Gar 
for, , not tr
Usage: 825

ἀπαγγέλλω 
Apaggello 
Usage: 40


Usage: 0

ἀπαγγέλλω 
Apaggello 
Usage: 40

of
περί 
Peri 
Usage: 254

us
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
our, us, we, not tr,
Usage: 388

ὁποῖος 
Hopoios 
Usage: 5

εἴσοδος 
Eisodos 
Usage: 5

we had
ἔχω 
Echo 
have, be, need , , vr have
Usage: 479

πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412

you
ὑμᾶς 
Humas 
you, ye, for your sakes Trans, not tr,
Usage: 314

and



and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0
Usage: 0

how
πῶς 
Pos 
Usage: 65

ye turned
ἐπιστρέφω 
Epistrepho 
Usage: 29

to
πρός 
Pros 
unto, to, with, for, against, among, at, not tr, , vr to
Usage: 412

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

ἀπό 
Apo 
from, of, out of, for, off, by, at, in, since 9, on, not tr., .
Usage: 490

εἴδωλον 
Eidolon 
Usage: 11

to serve
δουλεύω 
Douleuo 
serve, be in bondage, do service
Usage: 20

the living
ζάω 
Zao 
live, be alive, alive, quick, lively, not tr, , vr live
Usage: 115

ἀληθινός 
Alethinos 
Usage: 16

Context Readings

Thanksgiving For The Thessalonian Believers

8 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing. 9 For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God; 10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.


Cross References

1 Corinthians 12:2

Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led.

Acts 14:15

And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:

1 Thessalonians 2:1

For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain:

Deuteronomy 5:26

For who is there of all flesh, that hath heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived?

1 Samuel 17:26

And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?

1 Samuel 17:36

Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God.

Psalm 42:2

My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?

Psalm 84:2

My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.

Isaiah 2:17-21

And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.

Isaiah 37:4

It may be the LORD thy God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God, and will reprove the words which the LORD thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up thy prayer for the remnant that is left.

Isaiah 37:17

Incline thine ear, O LORD, and hear; open thine eyes, O LORD, and see: and hear all the words of Sennacherib, which hath sent to reproach the living God.

Jeremiah 10:10

But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.

Jeremiah 16:19

O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.

Daniel 6:26

I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God, and stedfast for ever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto the end.

Hosea 1:10

Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.

Zephaniah 2:11

The LORD will be terrible unto them: for he will famish all the gods of the earth; and men shall worship him, every one from his place, even all the isles of the heathen.

Zechariah 8:20-23

Thus saith the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities:

Malachi 1:11

For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.

Acts 26:17-18

Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,

Romans 9:26

And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.

2 Corinthians 6:16-17

And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Galatians 4:8-9

Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.

1 Thessalonians 1:5-6

For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

1 Thessalonians 2:13

For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

1 Timothy 4:10

For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.

Hebrews 12:22

But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

Revelation 17:2

With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.

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