Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

Amplified

But we behaved gently when we were among you, like a devoted mother tenderly caring for 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.

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;

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, of men, seeking glory - either from you, or from others, though we could have assumed, dignity, as Apostles of Christ; 7 But we became gentle in your midst, - as though, a nursing mother, had been cherishing her own children: 8 Thus, yearning after you, we could have been well-pleased to impart unto you - not only the glad-message of God, but, our own lives also, - because, very dear to us, had ye become.


Cross References

1 Thessalonians 2:11

Even as ye know how, unto each one of you, we were as a father unto his own children, consoling you, and soothing, and calling o witness, -

Isaiah 49:23

And, kings, shall be, thy foster-fathers. And their queens, thy nursing mothers, With face to the ground, shall they bow down to thee, The dust of thy feet, shall they lick, - So shalt thou know that, I, am Yahweh, In that, they shall not be put to shame, Who were waiting for me.

Genesis 33:13-14

And he said unto him, My lord, is taking note, that, the children are tender, - and the flocks and the herds are giving suck with me, - and, should I overdrive them a single day, then would all the flocks die.

Numbers 11:12

Did, I, conceive all this people, or, I, beget them, - that thou shouldest say unto me, Carry them in thy bosom, as a nursing father carrieth a suckling, unto the soil which thou didst swear unto their fathers?

Isaiah 40:11

Like a shepherd, his flock, will he tend, In his own arm, will he take up the lambs, And in his own bosom, will he carry them , - Them which are with young, will he lead to a place of rest.

Isaiah 66:13

As one whom, his mother, consoleth, So, will, I, console you, And in Jerusalem, shall ye be consoled.

Ezekiel 34:14-16

In good pastures, will I feed them, And on the mountains of the height of Israel, shall be their fold, - There, shall they lie down in a fold that is good, And on pasture that is fat, shall they feed. among the mountains of Israel.

Matthew 11:29-30

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me, - because, meek, am I and lowly, in heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls;

John 21:15-17

When, therefore, they had broken their fast, Jesus saith unto Simon Peter - Simon, son of John! lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him - Yea, Lord! thou, knowest that I am fond of thee, he saith unto him - Be feeding my lambs.

Acts 13:18

And, for the time of about forty years, bare with their manners in the desert;

1 Corinthians 2:3

I, therefore in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling, came to be with you,

1 Corinthians 9:22

I became, unto the weak, weak, - that, the weak, I might win; - to all men, have I become all things, that, by all means, some, I might save.

2 Corinthians 10:1

Moreover, I, Paul, myself, exhort you, through the meekness and considerateness of the Christ, - I who, to look upon, indeed, am lowly toward you, but, absent, am bold towards you; -

2 Corinthians 13:4

For, although he was crucified through weakness, yet is he living through God's power, - for, although, we, are weak in him, yet shall we live with him, through God's power unto us-

Galatians 5:22-23

But, the fruit of the Spirit, is - love, joy, peace, long-suffering, graciousness, goodness, faithfulness,

2 Timothy 2:24-25

And, a servant of the Lord, ought not to strive, but to be, gentle, towards all, apt in teaching, ready to endure malice, -

James 3:17

But, the wisdom from above, is - first pure, then peaceable, reasonable, easy to be entreated, fraught with mercy and good fruits, without partiality, without hypocrisy.

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