Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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:

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


Cross References

Galatians 1:10

For do I now seek the favor of men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Galatians 2:7

But on the contrary, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter;

Romans 8:27

And he that searches the hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because he makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

Psalm 17:3

You have proved my heart; you have visited me in the night; you have tested me, and shall find nothing; I have purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.

Numbers 27:16

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

1 Kings 8:39

Then hear you in heaven your dwelling place, and forgive, and act, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart you know; (for you, even you only, know the hearts of all the children of men;)

1 Chronicles 29:17

I know also, my God, that you test 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 have I seen with joy your people, who are present here, to offer willingly unto you.

Psalm 7:9

Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God tests the minds and hearts.

Psalm 44:21

Shall not God search this out? for he knows the secrets of the heart.

Psalm 139:1-2

[To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.] O LORD, you have searched me, and known me.

Proverbs 17:3

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

Jeremiah 17:10

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

Jeremiah 32:19

Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for your 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 that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time?

Luke 16:11

If therefore you have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?

John 2:24-25

But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,

John 21:17

He said unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, do you love me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Do you love me? And he said unto him, Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you. Jesus said unto him, Feed my sheep.

1 Corinthians 2:4-5

And my speech and my preaching were not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

1 Corinthians 4:1-2

Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

1 Corinthians 7:25

Now concerning virgins I have no commandment of the Lord: yet I give my judgment, as one that has obtained mercy of the Lord to be faithful.

1 Corinthians 9:17

For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a stewardship of the gospel is committed unto me.

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.

2 Corinthians 5:11

Knowing therefore the fear of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

2 Corinthians 5:16

Therefore from now on know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet from now on know we him no more.

Ephesians 3:8

Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;

Ephesians 6:6

Not with eye service, as men pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;

Colossians 3:22

Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eye service, as men pleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God:

1 Timothy 1:11-13

According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

1 Timothy 6:20

O Timothy, keep that which is committed to your trust, avoiding profane and vain utterances, and oppositions of what is falsely called knowledge:

2 Timothy 1:14

That good thing which was committed unto you keep by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.

2 Timothy 2:2

And the things that you have heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

Titus 1:3

But has in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Savior;

Hebrews 4:13

Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

Revelation 2:23

And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he who searches the minds and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

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