Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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 Neither seeking glory of men, nor of you, nor of others, being able to be in weight, as the sent of Christ. 7 But we were gentle in the midst of you, as a nurse should cherish her children: 8 So longing for you, we are contented to impart to you, not only the good news of God, but also our own souls, because ye are dearly beloved to us.


Cross References

1 Thessalonians 2:11

As ye know how each one of you, as a father his children, comforting and encouraging, and testifying,

Isaiah 49:23

And kings were thy supporters, and princesses thy nurses: their faces to the earth they shall worship to thee, and the dust of thy feet shall they lick up; and thou knewest that I Jehovah, that they shall not be ashamed waiting for me.

Genesis 33:13-14

And he will say to him, My lord knew that the children are tender, and the sheep and the oxen bringing forth with me, and they overdrive them one day all the flock will die.

Numbers 11:12

Did I form all this people? did I beget them? for thou wilt say to me, Lift them up into thy bosom, as a nurse will lift up the sucking child upon the land which thou swarest to their fathers.

Isaiah 40:11

As a shepherd he will feed his flock: with his arm he will gather the lambs, and will lift up into his bosom, he will lead those coming up.

Isaiah 66:13

As a man whom his mother shall comfort him, so will I comfort you; and in Jerusalem ye shall be comforted.

Ezekiel 34:14-16

In a good pasture will I feed them, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall be their rest: there shall they lie in a good rest, and a fat pasture they shall feed upon the mountains of Israel.

Matthew 11:29-30

Lift up my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am meek and humble in heart; and ye shall find rest to your souls.

John 21:15-17

Then, when they had dined, Jesus says to Simon Peter, Simon of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He says to him, Yes, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He says to him, Feed my lambs.

Acts 13:18

And about forty years time he bare them in the desert.

1 Corinthians 2:3

And I, in weakness, and in fear, and in much tremor, was with you.

1 Corinthians 9:22

I became to the weak as weak, that I might gain the weak: I have been all things to all, that altogether I might save some.

2 Corinthians 10:1

And I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and equity of Christ, who, in face truly low with you, but at a distance bold towards you:

2 Corinthians 13:4

For also if he was crucified from weakness, but he lives from the power of God. For also we are weak in him, but we live with him from the power of God to you.

Galatians 5:22-23

And the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faith,

2 Timothy 2:24-25

And the servant of the Lord must not contend; but be gentle to all, giving instruction, enduring evil,

James 3:17

And the wisdom from above is truly first pure, then peaceful, decorous, docile, full of mercy and good fruits, not separated, and unfeigned.

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