Parallel Verses

Williams New Testament

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

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.

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 We never sought praise from men, either from you or from anyone else; although as apostles we could have stood on our official dignity. 7 Instead we were little children among you; we were like a mother nursing her children. 8 Because we were yearning for you so tenderly, we were willing, not only to share with you God's good news, but to lay down our very lives too for you, all because you were so dearly loved by us.


Cross References

1 Thessalonians 2:11

for you know how, as a father deals with his children, we used to encourage you, cheer you on, and charge each of you

1 Thessalonians 2:11

for you know how, as a father deals with his children, we used to encourage you, cheer you on, and charge each of you

1 Thessalonians 2:11-14

for you know how, as a father deals with his children, we used to encourage you, cheer you on, and charge each of you

1 Thessalonians 2:11

for you know how, as a father deals with his children, we used to encourage you, cheer you on, and charge each of you

1 Thessalonians 2:11

for you know how, as a father deals with his children, we used to encourage you, cheer you on, and charge each of you

1 Thessalonians 2:11

for you know how, as a father deals with his children, we used to encourage you, cheer you on, and charge each of you

1 Thessalonians 2:11-16

for you know how, as a father deals with his children, we used to encourage you, cheer you on, and charge each of you

Matthew 11:29-30

Put on my yoke, and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls,

John 21:15-17

After they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, are you more devoted to me than you are to these things?" Peter answered Him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I tenderly love you." Jesus said to him, "Then feed my lambs."

Acts 13:18

Then after He had fed them forty years in the desert,

1 Corinthians 2:3

Yes, as for myself, it was in weakness and fear and great trembling that I came to you,

1 Corinthians 9:22

To the overscrupulous I have become overscrupulous, to win the overscrupulous; yes, I have become everything to everybody, in order by all means to save some of them.

2 Corinthians 10:1

Now I appeal to you in person, by the gentleness and fairness of Christ, I, Paul, who am so "condescending when face to face with you, but so courageous toward you when far away!"

2 Corinthians 13:4

For though He was crucified in weakness, yet by the power of God He goes on living. We too, indeed, show weakness through our union with Him, yet by the power of God we too shall be alive toward you through fellowship with Him.

Galatians 5:22-23

But the product of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

2 Timothy 2:24-25

and a slave of the Lord must not quarrel but must be gentle to everybody; he must be a skillful teacher, and not resentful under injuries.

James 3:17

The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of compassion and good deeds, free from doubts and insincerity.

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