Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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.

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:

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 even after we had suffered before, and were shamefully treated, as you know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much opposition. 3 For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile: 4 But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who tests our hearts.


Cross References

2 Corinthians 2:17

For we are not as many, who corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:2

But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

Numbers 16:15

And Moses was very angry, and said unto the LORD, Respect not their offering: I have not taken one donkey from them, neither have I hurt one of them.

1 Samuel 12:3

Behold, here I am: witness against me before the 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 received any bribe to blind my eyes with? and I will restore it to you.

Acts 20:33-34

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

2 Corinthians 7:2

Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.

2 Corinthians 12:16-18

But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I took you with guile.

1 Thessalonians 2:5-6

For neither at any time used we flattering words, as you know, nor a cloak of covetousness; God is witness:

1 Thessalonians 4:7

For God has not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.

2 Corinthians 4:5

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

2 Corinthians 11:13

For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

1 Thessalonians 2:11

As you know how we exhorted and encouraged and charged every one of you, as a father does his children,

1 Thessalonians 4:1-2

Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as you have received of us how you ought to walk and to please God, so you would abound more and more.

2 Thessalonians 2:11

And for this cause God shall send them a strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

2 Peter 1:16

For we have not followed cunningly devised myths, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

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