Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

Julia Smith Translation

But we were gentle in the midst of you, as a nurse should cherish 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 of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ. 7 But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherishes her children: 8 So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because you were dear unto us.


Cross References

1 Thessalonians 2:11

As you know how we exhorted and encouraged and charged every one of you, as a father does his children,

Isaiah 49:23

And kings shall be your nursing fathers, and their queens your nursing mothers: they shall bow down to you with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of your feet; and you shall know that I am the LORD: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.

Genesis 33:13-14

And he said unto him, My lord knows that the children are frail, and the flocks and herds with young are with me: and if men should overdrive them one day, all the flock will die.

Numbers 11:12

Have I conceived all this people? have I begotten them, that you should say unto me, Carry them in your bosom, as a nurse bears the nursing child, unto the land which you swore to give unto their fathers?

Isaiah 40:11

He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

Isaiah 66:13

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

Ezekiel 34:14-16

I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a rich 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 meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls.

John 21:15-17

So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, do you love me more than these? He said unto him, Yea, Lord; you know that I love you. He said unto him, Feed my lambs.

Acts 13:18

And about the time of forty years he endured their manners in the wilderness.

1 Corinthians 2:3

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

1 Corinthians 9:22

To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

2 Corinthians 10:1

Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am humble among you, but being absent am bold toward you:

2 Corinthians 13:4

For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he lives by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you.

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

2 Timothy 2:24-25

And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,

James 3:17

But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and compliant, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

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