Parallel Verses

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:

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.

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 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.

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 entreaty nor from error, nor from uncleanness, nor in deceit: 4 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: 5 For neither once in word were we flatterers, as ye know, neither in a pretext of covetousness; God the witness:


Cross References

Galatians 1:10

For now do I persuade men, or God? or seek I to please men? for if I had yet pleased men, I should not have been the servant of Christ.

Galatians 2:7

But on the contrary, having seen that I have been entrusted with the good news of uncircumcision, as Peter of circumcision;

Romans 8:27

And he searching hearts knows what the thought of the Spirit, for according to God he supplicates for the holy ones.

Psalm 17:3

Thou didst try my heart; thou didst review the night; thou didst refine me, thou wilt find nothing: I purposed, my mouth shall not pass by.

Numbers 27:16

Will Jehovah, the God of the spirits to all flesh, appoint a man over the assembly,

1 Kings 8:39

Wilt thou hear in the heavens thy prepared dwelling, and forgive and do, and give to a man according to all his ways? for thou wilt know his heart; for thou wilt know alone the heart of all the sons of men:

1 Chronicles 29:17

And I knew, my God, that thou triest the heart, and from uprightness thou wilt delight. I in the uprightness of my heart gave willingly all these: and now thy people were found here; I saw with gladness to show themselves willing to thee.

Psalm 7:9

Now shall the evil of the unjust come to an end; and thou wilt direct the just one: for the just God tried hearts and reins.

Psalm 44:21

Will not God search this out? for he knew the secrets of the heart

Psalm 139:1-2

To the overseer, to David a chanting. O Jehovah thou didst search me, and thou wilt know.

Proverbs 17:3

The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold: and Jehovah tries hearts.

Jeremiah 17:10

I Jehovah searching the heart, trying the reins, to give to each according to his way, according to the fruit of his doings.

Jeremiah 32:19

Great of counsel, and vast of doing: for thine eyes being opened upon all the ways of the sons of men to give to each according to his ways, and to the fruit of his doings:

Luke 12:42

And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, which the Lord will set over his household, to give the allowance of wheat in due time?

Luke 16:11

If therefore ye were not faithful in the unjust mammon, who shall trust to you the true?

John 2:24-25

And Jesus himself trusted not himself to them, for he knew all,

John 21:17

He says to him the third time, Simon of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved that he said the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said to him, Lord, thou knowest all; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus says to him, Feed my sheep.

1 Corinthians 2:4-5

And my word and my proclaiming not in persuasible words of man's wisdom, but in manifestation of the Spirit and of power

1 Corinthians 4:1-2

So let a man reckon us, as servants of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

1 Corinthians 7:25

But for virgins I have not an order of the Lord: and I give an opinion as compassionated by the Lord to be faithful.

1 Corinthians 9:17

For if of free will I do this, I have reward: and if unwillingly, I have been entrusted with a stewardship.

2 Corinthians 4:2

But have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craft, neither adulterating the word of God; but by manifestation of the truth recommending ourselves to every consciousness of man before God.

2 Corinthians 5:11

Knowing therefore the fear of the Lord, we persuade men; and we are made manifest to God; and I hope also to have been made manifest to your consciences.

2 Corinthians 5:16

So that we from now know none according to the flesh: and if also we have known Christ according to the:flesh, but now we know no more.

Ephesians 3:8

To me, the least of all the holy ones, was this grace given, to announce the good news in the nations, the untraceable riches of Christ.

Ephesians 6:6

Not with eye-service, as menpleasers; but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the soul:

Colossians 3:22

Servants, listen ye in all things to lords according to the flesh; not in eyeservice as pleasing men; but in simplicity of heart, fearing God:

1 Timothy 1:11-13

According to the good news of the glory of the blessed God, with which I was entrusted.

1 Timothy 6:20

O Timothy, watch that which holds firm, turning aside from profane, idle talk, and oppositions of knowledge, bearing a false name:

2 Timothy 1:14

Watch the good deposit by the Holy Spirit dwelling in us.

2 Timothy 2:2

And what thou hast heard from me by many witnesses, these things lay by for faithful men, who will be sufficient to teach others also.

Titus 1:3

And manifested his word in his own times, in the proclamation, which I was entrusted with according to the command of the Saviour our God;)

Hebrews 4:13

And there is no creation invisible before him: and all things naked and exposed, neck and face to view, to the eyes of him with whom to us is the word.

Revelation 2:23

And her children will I kill in death; and all the churches shall know that I am he searching the reins and hearts: and I will give to you each according to our works.

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