Parallel Verses

Amplified

But we behaved gently when we were among you, like a devoted mother nursing and cherishing her own children.

New American Standard Bible

But we proved to be gentle among you, as a nursing mother tenderly cares for her own children.

King James Version

But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:

Holman Bible

Although we could have been a burden as Christ’s apostles, instead we were gentle among you, as a nursing mother nurtures her own children.

International Standard Version

even though as apostles of the Messiah we might have made such demands. Instead, we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother tenderly caring for her own children.

A Conservative Version

nevertheless we became gentle in the midst of you, as a nurse cherishes her own children.

American Standard Version

But we were gentle in the midst of you, as when a nurse cherisheth her own children:

An Understandable Version

But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother caring for her children.

Anderson New Testament

But we were gentle among you. As a nurse nourishes her children,

Bible in Basic English

But we were gentle among you, like a woman caring for her little ones:

Common New Testament

But we were gentle among you, like a mother nursing her little children.

Daniel Mace New Testament

we behav'd to you with a tender regard, even as a mother, who nurses her own children.

Darby Translation

but have been gentle in the midst of you, as a nurse would cherish her own children.

Godbey New Testament

but we were gentle in the midst of you, as if a nurse may cherish her children;

Goodspeed New Testament

We were children when we were with you; we were like a mother nursing her children.

John Wesley New Testament

But we were gentle in the midst of you, even as a nurse cherisheth her own children.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But we were gentle among you, as a mother feeding and caring for her children,

Julia Smith Translation

But we were gentle in the midst of you, as a nurse should cherish her children:

King James 2000

But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherishes her children:

Lexham Expanded Bible

{Although we could have insisted on our own importance} as apostles of Christ, yet we became infants in your midst, like a nursing mother cherishes her own children.

Modern King James verseion

But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse warmly cherishes her children.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

But were tender among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children,

Moffatt New Testament

no, we behaved gently when we were among you, like a nursing mother cherishing her own children,

Montgomery New Testament

On the contrary I showed myself among you as gentle as a mother, when she tenderly nurses her own children.

NET Bible

although we could have imposed our weight as apostles of Christ; instead we became little children among you. Like a nursing mother caring for her own children,

New Heart English Bible

But we were like children among you, like a nursing mother cherishes her own children.

Noyes New Testament

But we were gentle in the midst of you, even as a nurse cherisheth her own children;

Sawyer New Testament

but we were gentle among you, as a nurse would cherish her own children;

The Emphasized Bible

But we became gentle in your midst, - as though, a nursing mother, had been cherishing her own children:

Thomas Haweis New Testament

But we were gentle in the midst of you, as a nurse cherisheth her own infants.

Twentieth Century New Testament

But we lived among you with the simplicity of a child; we were like a woman nursing her own children.

Webster

But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:

Weymouth New Testament

On the contrary, in our relations to you we showed ourselves as gentle as a mother is when she tenderly nurses her own children.

Williams New Testament

Instead we were little children among you; we were like a mother nursing her children.

World English Bible

But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother cherishes her own children.

Worrell New Testament

But we became gentle in the midst of you, as when a nurse cherishes her own children:

Worsley New Testament

But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:

Youngs Literal Translation

But we became gentle in your midst, as a nurse may cherish her own children,

Interlinear

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

we were
γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

ἤπιος 
Epios 
Usage: 2

ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

you
ὑμῶν 
Humon 
your, you, ye, yours, not tr.,
Usage: 371

as
ὡς 
Hos 
as, when, how, as it were, about,
Usage: 417

a nurse
τροφός 
Trophos 
Usage: 1

θάλπω 
Thalpo 
Usage: 2

her
ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

Context Readings

Paul's Approach To Ministry In Thessalonica

6 Nor did we seek to extract praise and honor and glory from men, either from you or from anyone else, though we might have asserted our authority [stood on our dignity and claimed honor] as apostles (special missionaries) of Christ (the Messiah). 7 But we behaved gently when we were among you, like a devoted mother nursing and cherishing her own children. 8 So, being thus tenderly and affectionately desirous of you, we continued to share with you not only God's good news (the Gospel) but also our own lives as well, for you had become so very dear to us.


Cross References

1 Thessalonians 2:11

For you know how, as a father [dealing with] his children, we used to exhort each of you personally, stimulating and encouraging and charging you

Isaiah 49:23

And kings shall be your foster fathers and guardians, and their queens your nursing mothers. They shall bow down to you with their faces to the earth and lick up the dust of your feet; and you shall know [with an acquaintance and understanding based on and grounded in personal experience] that I am the Lord; for they shall not be put to shame who wait for, look for, hope for, and expect Me.

Genesis 33:13-14

But Jacob replied, You know, my lord, that the children are tender and delicate and need gentle care, and the flocks and herds with young are of concern to me; for if the men should overdrive them for a single day, the whole of the flocks would die.

Numbers 11:12

Have I conceived all this people? Have I brought them forth, that You should say to me, Carry them in your bosom, as a nursing father carries the sucking child, to the land which You swore to their fathers [to give them]?

Isaiah 40:11

He will feed His flock like a shepherd: He will gather the lambs in His arm, He will carry them in His bosom and will gently lead those that have their young.

Isaiah 66:13

As one whom his mother comforts, so will I comfort you; you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

Ezekiel 34:14-16

I will feed them with good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be; there shall they lie down in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel.

Matthew 11:29-30

Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest ( relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls.

John 21:15-17

When they had eaten, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these [others do -- "with reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion, as one loves the Father]? He said to Him, Yes, Lord, You know that I love You [that I have deep, instinctive, personal affection for You, as for a close friend]. He said to him, Feed My lambs.

Acts 13:18

And for about forty years like a fatherly nurse He cared for them in the wilderness and endured their behavior.

1 Corinthians 2:3

And I was in ( passed into a state of) weakness and fear (dread) and great trembling [ after I had come] among you.

1 Corinthians 9:22

To the weak (wanting in discernment) I have become weak (wanting in discernment) that I might win the weak and overscrupulous. I have [in short] become all things to all men, that I might by all means (at all costs and in any and every way) save some [by winning them to faith in Jesus Christ].

2 Corinthians 10:1

Now I myself, Paul, beseech you, by the gentleness and consideration of Christ [Himself; I] who [am] lowly enough [so they say] when among you face to face, but bold (fearless and outspoken) to you when [I am] absent from you!

2 Corinthians 13:4

For though He was crucified in weakness, yet He goes on living by the power of God. And though we too are weak in Him [as He was humanly weak], yet in dealing with you [we shall show ourselves] alive and strong in [fellowship with] Him by the power of God.

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness,

2 Timothy 2:24-25

And the servant of the Lord must not be quarrelsome (fighting and contending). Instead, he must be kindly to everyone and mild-tempered [preserving the bond of peace]; he must be a skilled and suitable teacher, patient and forbearing and willing to suffer wrong.

James 3:17

But the wisdom from above is first of all pure (undefiled); then it is peace-loving, courteous (considerate, gentle). [It is willing to] yield to reason, full of compassion and good fruits; it is wholehearted and straightforward, impartial and unfeigned (free from doubts, wavering, and insincerity).

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