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Bible in Basic English

And for this cause we still give praise to God, that, when the word came to your ears through us, you took it, not as the word of man, but, as it truly is, the word of God, which has living power in you who have faith.

New American Standard Bible

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 men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

This is why we constantly thank God, because when you received the message about God that you heard from us, you welcomed it not as a human message, but as it truly is, the message of God, which also works effectively in you believers.

International Standard Version

Here is another reason why we constantly give thanks to God: When you received God's word, which you heard from us, you did not accept it as the word of humans but for what it really is the word of God, which is at work in you who believe.

A Conservative Version

And because of this we thank God without ceasing, because, having received the word of God heard from us, ye received not the word of men, but as it truly is, the word of God, which also is at work in you who believe.

American Standard Version

And for this cause we also thank God without ceasing, that, when ye received from us the word of the message, even the word of God, ye accepted it not as the word of men, but, as it is in truth, the word of God, which also worketh in you that believe.

Amplified

And we also [especially] thank God continually for this, that when you received the message of God [which you heard] from us, you welcomed it not as the word of [mere] men, but as it truly is, the Word of God, which is effectually at work in you who believe [ exercising its superhuman power in those who adhere to and trust in and rely on it].

An Understandable Version

And because of this we also thank God continually that, when you people received the message of God, which you heard from us, you did not accept it as a message from [mere] human beings, but as it truly is, the message from God, which is at work in you believers.

Anderson New Testament

For this reason, also, we thank God without ceasing; be cause, when you received the word of God, as preached by us, you embraced it, not as the word of men, but, as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually works in you that believe.

Common New Testament

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 who believe.

Daniel Mace New Testament

nor do we fail of giving thanks to God continually, that, when you received the word of God, which we preach, you did not receive it as the doctrine of men, but as a doctrine that appears to be truly divine, by the influences it displays in you, who believe.

Darby Translation

And for this cause we also give thanks to God unceasingly that, having received the word of the report of God by us, ye accepted, not men's word, but, even as it is truly, God's word, which also works in you who believe.

Godbey New Testament

And on account of this we also give thanks to God incessantly, because, receiving the word of God from us by hearing, you received it not as the word of men, but, as it truly is, the word of God, who indeed works in you who believe.

Goodspeed New Testament

We for our part constantly thank God for another reason too??ecause when you received God's message from our lips, you welcomed it not as the message of men but as the message of God, as it really is, which does its work in the hearts of you believers.

John Wesley New Testament

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

Julia Smith Translation

For this also we return thanks to God continually, that, having received the word of God from our report, ye received not the word of man, but as it is truly, the word of God, which is also energetic in you the believing.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

And because of this we also give thanks to God constantly, that [when you] received God's word {that you heard} from us, you accepted [it] not [as the] word of men, but as [it] truly is, [the] word of God, which also is at work in you who believe.

Modern King James verseion

And for this cause we thank God without ceasing, that when you received the Word of hearing, of God, you welcomed it as the Word of God, not as a word of men, but as it is, truly the Word of God, which also effectually works in you who believe.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

For this cause thank we God without ceasing, because that when ye received of us the word, wherewith God was preached, ye received it not as the word of man: but even as it was, indeed, the word of God; which worketh in you that believe.

Moffatt New Testament

We thank God constantly for this too, that when you received the word of the divine message from us, you took it not as a human word but for what it really is, the word of God. It proves effective in you believers,

Montgomery New Testament

For this reason also I am giving continual thanks to God, because when you heard from me the spoken word of God, you received it not as the word of men, but as the word of God (which in truth it is), who himself is effectually at work in you believe.

NET Bible

And so we too constantly thank God that when you received God's message that you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human message, but as it truly is, God's message, which is at work among you who believe.

New Heart English Bible

For this cause we also thank God without ceasing, that, when you received from us the word of the message of God, you accepted it not as the word of men, but, as it is in truth, the word of God, which also works in you who believe.

Noyes New Testament

And for this cause we also thank God without ceasing, that, when ye received the word of God which ye heard from us, ye received it not as the word of men, but, as it is in truth, the word of God, which also is powerfully working in you that believe.

Sawyer New Testament

For this cause also we thank God without ceasing, that receiving the word of God heard from us, you received not a word of men, but, as it is in truth, a word of God, who also works in you that believe.

The Emphasized Bible

And, for this cause, we, are also giving thanks unto God unceasingly, that, when ye received a spoken word from us - which was God's, ye welcomed it - not as a human word, but, even as it truly is, a divine word, - which is also inwardly working itself in you who believe.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

For this cause do we also give thanks to God unceasingly, because when ye received the word reported by us from God, ye received it not as the word of man, but, as it is in truth, the word of God, which worketh also effectually in you that believe.

Twentieth Century New Testament

This, too, is a reason why we, on our part, are continually thanking God--because, in receiving the teaching that you had from us, you accepted it, not as the teaching of man, but as what it really is--the teaching of God, which is even now doing its work within you who believe in Christ.

Webster

For this cause also we thank God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard from 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.

Weymouth New Testament

And for this further reason we render unceasing thanks to God, that when you received God's Message from our lips, it was as no mere message from men that you embraced it, but as--what it really is--God's Message, which also does its work in the hearts of you who believe.

Williams New Testament

For another reason too, we, as far as we are concerned, are constantly giving thanks to God; that is, when you received the message you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the message of men but as the message of God, as it really is, which keeps on working in you who believe.

World English Bible

For this cause we also thank God without ceasing, that, when you received from us the word of the message of God, you accepted it not as the word of men, but, as it is in truth, the word of God, which also works in you who believe.

Worrell New Testament

And, for this reason, we also give thanks to God without ceasing, that, having received the word of God which ye heard from us, ye received it, not as the word of men, but, as it truly is, the word of God, which also is working in you who believe.

Worsley New Testament

For this also we thank God continually, that when ye received the word of God, which ye heard from us, ye received it not as the word of men, but (as it is in truth) the word of God, which also worketh effectually in you that believe.

Youngs Literal Translation

Because of this also, we -- we do give thanks to God continually, that, having received the word of hearing from us of God, ye accepted, not the word of man, but as it is truly, the word of God, who also doth work in you who believe;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For
διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527

τοῦτο 
Touto 
Usage: 232

διά 
Dia 
by, through, with, for, for ... sake, therefore , for this cause , because,
Usage: 527




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

εὐχαριστέω 
Eucharisteo 
Usage: 37

we
ἡμεῖς 
hemeis 
we, us, we ourselves
Usage: 120

God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

G89
ἀδιαλείπτως 
Adialeiptos 
Usage: 4

ὅτι 
Hoti 
Usage: 764

παραλαμβάνω 
Paralambano 
Usage: 41

the word
λόγος 
Logos 
λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256
Usage: 256

of God
θεός 
theos 
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151
Usage: 1151

ἀκοή 
Akoe 
Usage: 21

of
παρά 
Para 
of, with, from, by ... side, at, than,
Usage: 145

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

δέχομαι 
Dechomai 
Usage: 30

it not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

as the word
λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

of men
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

as
καθώς 
Kathos 
as, even as, according as, when, according to, how, as well as
Usage: 141

it is
ἐστί 
Esti 
is, are, was, be, have, not tr, , vr is
Usage: 585

in truth
ἀληθῶς 
Alethos 
Usage: 13

ὅς ἥ ὅ 
Hos 
Usage: 980

ἐνεργέω 
Energeo 
Usage: 21

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

you
ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293


which, who, the things, the son,
Usage: 0

References

Context Readings

The Thessalonians' Response To Paul's Message

12 So that your lives might be pleasing to God, who has given you a part in his kingdom and his glory. 13 And for this cause we still give praise to God, that, when the word came to your ears through us, you took it, not as the word of man, but, as it truly is, the word of God, which has living power in you who have faith. 14 For you, my brothers, took as your examples the churches of God which are in Judaea in Christ Jesus; because you underwent the same things from your countrymen as they did from the Jews;


Cross References

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is living and full of power, and is sharper than any two-edged sword, cutting through and making a division even of the soul and the spirit, the bones and the muscles, and quick to see the thoughts and purposes of the heart.

Romans 10:17

So faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

Galatians 4:14

And you did not have a poor opinion of me because of the trouble in my flesh, or put shame on it; but you took me to your hearts as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.

Acts 17:11

Now these were more noble than the Jews of Thessalonica, for they gave serious attention to the word, searching in the holy Writings every day, to see if these things were so.

1 Thessalonians 1:2-3

We give praise to God at all times for you, keeping you in memory in our prayers;

Jeremiah 23:28-29

If a prophet has a dream, let him give out his dream; and he who has my word, let him give out my word in good faith. What has the dry stem to do with the grain? says the Lord.

Jeremiah 44:16

As for the word which you have said to us in the name of the Lord, we will not give ear to you.

Matthew 10:13-14

And if the house is good enough, let your peace come on it: but if not, let your peace come back to you.

Matthew 10:20

Because it is not you who say the words, but the Spirit of your Father in you.

Matthew 10:40

He who gives honour to you gives honour to me; and he who gives honour to me gives honour to him who sent me.

Luke 5:1

Now it came about that while the people came pushing to be near him, and to have knowledge of the word of God, he was by a wide stretch of water named Gennesaret;

Luke 8:11

Now this is the point of the story: The seed is the word of God.

Luke 8:21

But he said to them in answer, My mother and my brothers are those who have knowledge of the word of God and do it.

Luke 11:28

But he said, More happy are they who give hearing to the word of God and keep it.

John 15:3

You are clean, even now, through the teaching which I have given you.

John 17:17

Make them holy by the true word: your word is the true word.

John 17:19

And for them I make myself holy, so that they may be made truly holy.

Acts 2:41

Then those who gave hearing to his words had baptism: and about three thousand souls were joined to them that day.

Acts 8:14

Now when the Apostles at Jerusalem had news that the people of Samaria had taken the word of God into their hearts, they sent to them Peter and John;

Acts 10:33

So, straight away, I sent for you; and you have done well to come. And now, we are all present before God, ready to give attention to all the things which the Lord has given you to say.

Acts 13:44-46

And on the Sabbath after, almost all the town came together to give hearing to the word of God.

Acts 13:48

And the Gentiles, hearing this, were glad and gave glory to the word of God: and those marked out by God for eternal life had faith.

Acts 16:14

And a certain woman named Lydia, a trader in purple cloth of the town of Thyatira, and a God-fearing woman, gave ear to us: whose heart the Lord made open to give attention to the things which Paul was saying.

Acts 16:30-34

And took them out and said, Sirs, what have I to do to get salvation?

Acts 17:18-20

And some of those who were supporters of the theories of the Epicureans and the Stoics, had a meeting with him. And some said, What is this talker of foolish words saying? And others, He seems to be a preacher of strange gods: because he was preaching of Jesus and his coming back from the dead.

Acts 17:32

Now on hearing about the coming back from death, some of them made sport of it, but others said, Let us go more fully into this another time.

Romans 1:8-9

First of all, I give praise to my God through Jesus Christ for you all, because news of your faith has gone into all the world.

Romans 6:17-18

But praise be to God that though you were the servants of sin, you have now given yourselves freely to that form of teaching under which you were placed;

2 Corinthians 3:18

But we all, with unveiled face giving back as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as from the Lord who is the Spirit.

Colossians 1:6

Which has come to you; and which in all the world is giving fruit and increase, as it has done in you from the day when it came to your ears and you had true knowledge of the grace of God;

1 Thessalonians 1:5-10

Because our good news came to you, not in word only, but in power, and in the Holy Spirit, so that you were completely certain of it; even as you saw what our behaviour to you was like from our love to you.

James 1:18

Of his purpose he gave us being, by his true word, so that we might be, in a sense, the first-fruits of all the things which he had made.

1 Peter 1:23

Because you have had a new birth, not from the seed of man, but from eternal seed, through the word of a living and unchanging God.

1 Peter 1:25

But the word of the Lord is eternal. And this is the word of the good news which was given to you.

1 Peter 2:2

Be full of desire for the true milk of the word, as babies at their mothers' breasts, so that you may go on to salvation;

2 Peter 1:16-21

For when we gave you news of the power and the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, our teaching was not based on stories put together by art, but we were eye-witnesses of his glory.

2 Peter 3:2

So that you may keep in mind the words of the holy prophets in the past, and the law of the Lord and Saviour which was given to you by his Apostles.

1 John 3:3

And everyone who has this hope in him makes himself holy, even as he is holy.

1 John 5:4-5

Anything which comes from God is able to overcome the world: and the power by which we have overcome the world is our faith.

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