Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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:

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

For our appeal [in preaching] does not [originate] from delusion or error or impure purpose or motive, nor in fraud or deceit.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

For our exhortation was not of error 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 On the contrary, after we had previously suffered, and we were treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, we were emboldened by our God to speak the gospel of God to you in spite of great opposition. 3 For our exhortation didn’t come from error or impurity or an intent to deceive. 4 Instead, just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please men, but rather God, who examines our hearts.


Cross References

2 Corinthians 2:17

For we are not like the many who market God’s message for profit. On the contrary, we speak with sincerity in Christ, as from God and before God.

2 Corinthians 4:2

Instead, we have renounced shameful secret things, not walking in deceit or distorting God’s message, but commending ourselves to every person’s conscience in God’s sight by an open display of the truth.

Numbers 16:15

Then Moses became angry and said to the Lord, “Don’t respect their offering. I have not taken one donkey from them or mistreated a single one of them.”

1 Samuel 12:3

Here I am. Bring charges against me before the Lord and His anointed: Whose ox or donkey have I taken? Whom have I wronged or mistreated? From whose hand have I taken a bribe to overlook something? I will return it to you.”

Acts 20:33-34

I have not coveted anyone’s silver or gold or clothing.

2 Corinthians 7:2

Accept us. We have wronged no one, corrupted no one, defrauded no one.

2 Corinthians 12:16-18

Now granted, I have not burdened you; yet sly as I am, I took you in by deceit!

1 Thessalonians 2:5-6

For we never used flattering speech, as you know, or had greedy motives—God is our witness

1 Thessalonians 4:7

For God has not called us to impurity but to sanctification.

2 Corinthians 4:5

For we are not proclaiming ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves because of Jesus.

2 Corinthians 11:13

For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.

1 Thessalonians 2:11

As you know, like a father with his own children,

1 Thessalonians 4:1-2

Finally then, brothers, we ask and encourage you in the Lord Jesus, that as you have received from us how you must walk and please God—as you are doing—do so even more.

2 Thessalonians 2:11

For this reason God sends them a strong delusion so that they will believe what is false,

2 Peter 1:16

For we did not follow cleverly contrived myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ; instead, we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.

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