Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

For our exhortation is not from error, nor from uncleanness, nor in deception,

New American Standard Bible

For our exhortation does not come from error or impurity or by way of deceit;

King James Version

For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:

Holman Bible

For our exhortation didn’t come from error or impurity or an intent to deceive.

International Standard Version

For our appeal to you does not spring from deceit, impure motives, or trickery.

American Standard Version

For our exhortation is not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:

Amplified

For our appeal does not come from delusion or impure motives, nor [is it motivated] by deceit [our message is complete, accurate, and based on the truth—it does not change].

An Understandable Version

For our appeal [to you was] not based on error, or impure [motives], or deception.

Anderson New Testament

For our exhortation arose not from deception, nor from uncleanness, nor was it with guile;

Bible in Basic English

For our witness does not come from error or from an unclean heart or from deceit:

Common New Testament

For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity, nor is it made with deceit;

Daniel Mace New Testament

for our doctrine was free from all imposture, avarice, and fraud.

Darby Translation

For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile;

Godbey New Testament

For our exhortation was not from delusion, nor from impurity, nor in guile:

Goodspeed New Testament

For our appeal does not rest on a delusion, nor spring from any impure motive; there is no fraud about it.

John Wesley New Testament

For our exhortation is not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile.

Julia Smith Translation

For our entreaty nor from error, nor from uncleanness, nor in deceit:

King James 2000

For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:

Lexham Expanded Bible

For our exhortation [is] not from error or from impurity or with deceit,

Modern King James verseion

For our exhortation to you was not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Our exhortation was not to bring you to error, nor yet to uncleanness, neither was it with guile:

Moffatt New Testament

For the appeal we make does not spring from any delusion or from impure motives ??it does not work by cunning;

Montgomery New Testament

For my preaching was not grounded on a delusion, or on impure motives, on in deceit.

NET Bible

For the appeal we make does not come from error or impurity or with deceit,

New Heart English Bible

For our exhortation is not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in deception.

Noyes New Testament

For our teaching is not from error, nor from impurity, nor in guile;

Sawyer New Testament

For our exhortation was not of error, nor of impurity, nor with deceit,

The Emphasized Bible

For, our exhortation, is not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile,

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And our exhortation originated not from delusion, or impurity, or from guile;

Twentieth Century New Testament

Our appeal to you was not based on a delusion, nor was it made from unworthy motives, or with any intention of misleading you.

Webster

For our exhortation was not from deceit, nor from impurity, nor in guile;

Weymouth New Testament

For our preaching was not grounded on a delusion, nor prompted by mingled motives, nor was there fraud in it.

Williams New Testament

For our appeal did not originate from a delusion or an impure motive; it was not made in fraud;

World English Bible

For our exhortation is not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in deception.

Worrell New Testament

For our exhortation is not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile;

Worsley New Testament

For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of impurity, nor in guile:

Youngs Literal Translation

for our exhortation is not out of deceit, nor out of uncleanness, nor in guile,

Interlinear

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

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

παράκλησις 
Paraklesis 
Usage: 28

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

of
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
ἐκ ἐξ 
Ek 
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
of, from, out of, by, on, with,
Usage: 709
Usage: 709

πλάνη 
Plane 
Usage: 10

nor
οὐδέ 
Oude 
οὔτε 
Oute 
neither, nor, not, no not, not so much as, then not, not tr,
neither, nor, nor yet, no not, not, yet not,
Usage: 83
Usage: 68

ἀκαθαρσία 
Akatharsia 
Usage: 9

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

Images 1 Thessalonians 2:3

Prayers for 1 Thessalonians 2:3

Context Readings

Paul's Approach To Ministry In Thessalonica

2 But having suffered before and been mistreated in Philippi, as ye know, we were bold in our God to speak to you the good-news of God within much conflict. 3 For our exhortation is not from error, nor from uncleanness, nor in deception, 4 but as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the good-news, thus we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who proves our hearts.


Cross References

2 Corinthians 2:17

For we are not as other men, huckstering the word of God, but as from purity. But we speak in Christ as from God in the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 4:2

But we have renounced the covert things of shame, not walking in craftiness, nor misrepresenting the word of God, but by the disclosure of the truth, commending ourselves to every conscience of men before God.

Numbers 16:15

And Moses was very angry, and said to LORD, Do not respect thou their offering. I have not taken one donkey from them, neither have I hurt one of them.

1 Samuel 12:3

Here I am. Witness against me before LORD, and before his anointed: Whose ox have I taken? Or whose donkey have I taken? Or whom have I defrauded? Whom have I oppressed? Or of whose hand have I taken a bribe to blind my eyes with i

Acts 20:33-34

I coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.

2 Corinthians 7:2

Make room for us. We wronged no man, we corrupted no man, we exploited no man.

2 Corinthians 12:16-18

But let it be. I did not burden you. Nevertheless, being clever, I caught you with bait.

1 Thessalonians 2:5-6

For we came neither in word of flattery (at any time as ye know) nor a pretense of greed (God is witness)

1 Thessalonians 4:7

For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in sanctification.

2 Corinthians 4:5

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves are your bondmen through Jesus.

2 Corinthians 11:13

For such men are FALSE apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves into apostles of Christ.

1 Thessalonians 2:11

just as ye know, as each one of you as a father of his own children, imploring you, and comforting,

1 Thessalonians 4:1-2

Finally therefore, brothers, we ask you, and summon in Lord Jesus, that just as ye received from us how ye ought to walk and to please God, that ye may abound more.

2 Thessalonians 2:11

And because of this God will send them the force of a delusion, for them to believe a lie,

2 Peter 1:16

For we revealed to you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, not men who followed in cunningly devised myths, but men who became eyewitnesses of the majesty of that man.

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