Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 glad tidings (the Gospel), so we speak not to please men but to please God, Who tests our hearts [ expecting them to be approved].

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

but because we have been approved of God that he might entrust us with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God, who tries 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 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. 5 For we never used flattering speech, as you know, or had greedy motives—God is our witness


Cross References

Galatians 1:10

For am I now trying to win the favor of people, or God? Or am I striving to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ.

Galatians 2:7

On the contrary, they saw that I had been entrusted with the gospel for the uncircumcised, just as Peter was for the circumcised,

Romans 8:27

And He who searches the hearts knows the Spirit’s mind-set, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.

Psalm 17:3

You have tested my heart;
You have examined me at night.
You have tried me and found nothing evil;
I have determined that my mouth will not sin.

Numbers 27:16

“May the Lord, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the community

1 Kings 8:39

may You hear in heaven, Your dwelling place,
and may You forgive, act, and repay the man,
according to all his ways, since You know his heart,
for You alone know every human heart,

1 Chronicles 29:17

I know, my God, that You test the heart and that You are pleased with what is right. I have willingly given all these things with an upright heart, and now I have seen Your people who are present here giving joyfully and willingly to You.

Psalm 7:9

Let the evil of the wicked come to an end,
but establish the righteous.
The One who examines the thoughts and emotions
is a righteous God.

Psalm 44:21

wouldn’t God have found this out,
since He knows the secrets of the heart?

Psalm 139:1-2

For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.Lord, You have searched me and known me.

Proverbs 17:3

A crucible for silver, and a smelter for gold,
and the Lord is the tester of hearts.

Jeremiah 17:10

I, Yahweh, examine the mind,
I test the heart
to give to each according to his way,
according to what his actions deserve.

Jeremiah 32:19

the One great in counsel and mighty in deed, whose eyes are on all the ways of the sons of men in order to give to each person according to his ways and the result of his deeds.

Luke 12:42

The Lord said: “Who then is the faithful and sensible manager his master will put in charge of his household servants to give them their allotted food at the proper time?

Luke 16:11

So if you have not been faithful with the unrighteous money, who will trust you with what is genuine?

John 2:24-25

Jesus, however, would not entrust Himself to them, since He knew them all

John 21:17

He asked him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?”Peter was grieved that He asked him the third time, “Do you love Me?” He said, “Lord, You know everything! You know that I love You.” “Feed My sheep,” Jesus said.

1 Corinthians 2:4-5

My speech and my proclamation were not with persuasive words of wisdom but with a powerful demonstration by the Spirit,

1 Corinthians 4:1-2

A person should consider us in this way: as servants of Christ and managers of God’s mysteries.

1 Corinthians 7:25

About virgins: I have no command from the Lord, but I do give an opinion as one who by the Lord’s mercy is trustworthy.

1 Corinthians 9:17

For if I do this willingly, I have a reward, but if unwillingly, I am entrusted with a stewardship.

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.

2 Corinthians 5:11

Therefore, because we know the fear of the Lord, we seek to persuade people. We are completely open before God, and I hope we are completely open to your consciences as well.

2 Corinthians 5:16

From now on, then, we do not know anyone in a purely human way. Even if we have known Christ in a purely human way, yet now we no longer know Him in this way.

Ephesians 3:8

This grace was given to me—the least of all the saints—to proclaim to the Gentiles the incalculable riches of the Messiah,

Ephesians 6:6

Don’t work only while being watched, in order to please men, but as slaves of Christ, do God’s will from your heart.

Colossians 3:22

Slaves, obey your human masters in everything. Don’t work only while being watched, in order to please men, but work wholeheartedly, fearing the Lord.

1 Timothy 1:11-13

based on the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was entrusted to me.

1 Timothy 6:20

Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding irreverent, empty speech and contradictions from the “knowledge” that falsely bears that name.

2 Timothy 1:14

Guard, through the Holy Spirit who lives in us, that good thing entrusted to you.

2 Timothy 2:2

And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.

Titus 1:3

In His own time He has revealed His message in the proclamation that I was entrusted with by the command of God our Savior:

Hebrews 4:13

No creature is hidden from Him, but all things are naked and exposed to the eyes of Him to whom we must give an account.

Revelation 2:23

I will kill her children with the plague. Then all the churches will know that I am the One who examines minds and hearts, and I will give to each of you according to your works.

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