Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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.

New American Standard Bible

but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who examines our hearts.

King James Version

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, which trieth our hearts.

Holman Bible

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.

International Standard Version

Rather, because we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, we speak as we do, not trying to please people but God, who tests our motives.

American Standard Version

but even as we have been approved of God to be intrusted with the gospel, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God who proveth our hearts.

Amplified

But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel [that tells the good news of salvation through faith in Christ], so we speak, not as [if we were trying] to please people [to gain power and popularity], but to please God who examines our hearts [expecting our best].

An Understandable Version

Instead, we speak as men approved by God to be entrusted with the Gospel. So, we speak, not trying to please people but God, who examines [the motives of] our hearts.

Anderson New Testament

but as God had judged us worthy to be intrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God, who tries our hearts.

Bible in Basic English

But even as the good news was given to us by the approval of God, so we give it out; not as pleasing men, but God by whom our hearts are tested.

Common New Testament

but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please men, but to please God who tests our hearts.

Daniel Mace New Testament

we preach the gospel just as God thought fit to intrust it with us, not being studious to please men, but God, who approves our sincerity.

Darby Translation

but even as we have been approved of God to have the glad tidings entrusted to us, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who proves our hearts.

Godbey New Testament

but as we were approved of God that the gospel should be intrusted unto us, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God who is proving our hearts,

Goodspeed New Testament

God has thought us fit to be intrusted with the good news, and so we tell it, making no effort to please men, but to please God, who tests our hearts.

John Wesley New Testament

But as we have been approved of God to be intrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who trieth our hearts.

Julia Smith Translation

But as we have been tried by God to be entrusted with the good news, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, trying our hearts:

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, thus we speak, not as pleasing people but God, who examines our hearts.

Modern King James verseion

but as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God, who tries our hearts.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

but as we were allowed of God, that the gospel should be committed unto us: even so we speak, not as though we intended to please men, but God, which trieth our hearts.

Moffatt New Testament

no, God has attested our fitness to be entrusted with the gospel, and so we tell the gospel not to satisfy men but to satisfy the God who tests our hearts.

Montgomery New Testament

But as my fitness to be entrusted with the gospel has been tested and approved by God, I so speak, not to please men, but to please God, who is testing my motives.

NET Bible

but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we declare it, not to please people but God, who examines our hearts.

New Heart English Bible

But even as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who tests our hearts.

Noyes New Testament

but as we have been regarded by God as worthy to be intrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God, who trieth our hearts.

Sawyer New Testament

but as we were judged worthy by God to be intrusted with the gospel so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tries our hearts.

The Emphasized Bible

But, even as we have been approved by God, to be entrusted with the glad-message, so, we speak, - not as, unto men, giving pleasure, but unto God - who proveth our hearts.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

but as we have been approved of God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God, who trieth our hearts.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But, having been found worthy by God to be entrusted with the Good News, therefore we tell it; with a view to please, not men, but God who proves our hearts.

Webster

But as we were allowed by God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who trieth our hearts.

Weymouth New Testament

But as God tested and approved us before entrusting us with His Good News, so in what we say we are seeking not to please men but to please God, who tests and approves our motives.

Williams New Testament

for since we have been so approved by God as to be entrusted with the good news, we are now telling it, not to please men but God, who proves and finds approved our hearts.

World English Bible

But even as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who tests our hearts.

Worrell New Testament

but even as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the Gospel, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, Who proveth our hearts.

Worsley New Testament

but as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God, who trieth our hearts.

Youngs Literal Translation

but as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the good news, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God, who is proving our hearts,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But
ἀλλά 
Alla 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
Usage: 461

as
καθώς 
Kathos 
ὡς 
Hos 
as, even as, according as, when, according to, how, as well as
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 141
Usage: 417

δοκιμάζω 
Dokimazo 
Usage: 20

of
ὑπό 
Hupo 
of, by, under, with, in, not tr,
Usage: 188

God
θεός 
theos 
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151
Usage: 1151

to be put in trust with
πιστεύω 
Pisteuo 
Usage: 163

the gospel
εὐαγγέλιον 
Euaggelion 
Usage: 69

even so
οὕτω 
Houto 
Usage: 146

we speak
λαλέω 
Laleo 
Usage: 235

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

ἀρέσκω 
Aresko 
Usage: 17

men
ἄνθρωπος 
Anthropos 
man, not tr,
Usage: 316

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


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

δοκιμάζω 
Dokimazo 
Usage: 20

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

References

Context Readings

Paul's Approach To Ministry In Thessalonica

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


Cross References

Galatians 1:10

For do I now trust men or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I were still pleasing men I would not be a bondman of Christ.

Galatians 2:7

but to the contrary, when they saw that I was entrusted with the good-news for men of uncircumcision, as Peter for men of circumcision

Romans 8:27

And he who searches the hearts knows what is the mentality of the Spirit, because he appeals to God for the sanctified.

Psalm 17:3

Thou have proved my heart. Thou have visited me in the night. Thou have tried me, and find nothing. I have purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

Numbers 27:16

Let LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the congregation,

1 Kings 8:39

then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling-place, and forgive, and do, and render to every man according to all his ways, whose heart thou know (for thou, even thou only, know the hearts of all the sons of men),

1 Chronicles 29:17

I know also, my God, that thou try the heart, and have pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of my heart I have willingly offered all these things. And now I have seen with joy thy people, who are present here, off

Psalm 7:9

O let the wickedness of the wicked man come to an end, but establish thou the righteous man. For the righteous God tries the minds and hearts.

Psalm 44:21

will not God search this out? For he knows the secrets of the heart.

Psalm 139:1-2

O LORD, thou have searched me, and known.

Proverbs 17:3

The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold, but LORD tries the hearts.

Jeremiah 17:10

I, LORD, search the mind. I try the heart, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.

Jeremiah 32:19

great in counsel, and mighty in work, whose eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men, to give everyone according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings,

Luke 12:42

And the Lord said, Who then is the faithful and wise manager whom his lord will appoint over his service to give the provision on time?

Luke 16:11

If therefore ye did not become faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will entrust to you what is true?

John 2:24-25

But Jesus did not trust himself to them, because he knew all men,

John 21:17

He says to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonah, do thou love me? Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, Do thou love me? And he said to him, Lord, thou know all things. Thou know that I love thee. Jesus says t

1 Corinthians 2:4-5

And my speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of spirit and of power,

1 Corinthians 4:1-2

Thus let a man regard us as of helpers of Christ, and managers of mysteries of God.

1 Corinthians 7:25

Now concerning the virgins I have no commandment of Lord, but I give an opinion, as having obtained mercy from Lord to be trustworthy.

1 Corinthians 9:17

For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward, but if involuntarily, I have been entrusted with a commission.

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.

2 Corinthians 5:11

Having seen therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men. But we have been manifested to God, and I hope also to have been manifested in your consciences.

2 Corinthians 5:16

So that henceforth we know no man according to flesh, and even if we have known Christ according to flesh, yet now we know him no longer.

Ephesians 3:8

To me, a man less than the least of all the sanctified, this grace was given to preach good-news among the Gentiles, the unsearchable wealth of Christ,

Ephesians 6:6

Not according to eye-service, as men-pleasers, but as bondmen of Christ, doing the will of God from the soul,

Colossians 3:22

Bondmen, obey in all things those masters according to flesh, not in eye-service as men-pleasers, but in simplicity of heart, fearing God.

1 Timothy 1:11-13

according to the good-news of the glory of the blessed God, of which I was entrusted.

1 Timothy 6:20

O Timothy, keep the entrustment, avoiding the profane babblings and objections of the falsely-called knowledge,

2 Timothy 1:14

Guard the good consignment through the Holy Spirit that dwells in us.

2 Timothy 2:2

And what thou have heard from me through many witnesses, these things commit thou to faithful men who will be competent to teach others also.

Titus 1:3

but in his own times he made known his word by preaching, which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior,

Hebrews 4:13

And there is no creature concealed from his presence, but all things are naked and vulnerable to his eyes, before whom is the word to us.

Revelation 2:23

And I will kill her children in death. And all the congregations will know that I am he who searches the inner feelings and hearts. And I will give to you--to each--according to your works.

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