Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Having so fond an affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us.

King James Version

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 ye were dear unto us.

Holman Bible

We cared so much for you that we were pleased to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us.

International Standard Version

We cared so deeply for you that we were determined to share with you not only the gospel of God but our very lives. That is how dear you were to us.

A Conservative Version

Thus being desirous of you, we were pleased to impart to you, not only the good-news of God, but also our own souls, because ye have become beloved to us.

American Standard Version

even so, being affectionately desirous of you, we were well pleased to impart unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were become very dear to us.

Amplified

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.

An Understandable Version

And so, since we have such deep affection for you, we were very pleased to share with you, not only the Gospel of God, but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us.

Anderson New Testament

so, having a strong affection for you, we were well pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God, but our own lives also, because you had become dear to us.

Bible in Basic English

Even so, being full of loving desire for you, we took delight in giving you not only God's good news, but even our lives, because you were dear to us.

Common New Testament

Having so fond an affection for you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us.

Daniel Mace New Testament

Our affection therefore to you being so great, we were as ready to give our lives for you, as we were to communicate the divine gospel to you, so much did you engage our love.

Darby Translation

Thus, yearning over you, we had found our delight in having imparted to you not only the glad tidings of God, but our own lives also, because ye had become beloved of us.

Godbey New Testament

being so desirous of you, that we are anxious not only to give the gospel of God, but our own souls, because you are beloved unto us.

Goodspeed New Testament

That was the kind of affection we had for you, which made us ready to share with you not only God's good news but our own lives too, because you were so dear to us.

John Wesley New Testament

So, loving you tenderly, we were ready to impart to you not only the gospel of God, but our own souls also, because ye were dear to us.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

loving you so much, that we were willing to give unto you, not only the gospel of God, but even our own souls, because ye are dear unto us.

Julia Smith Translation

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.

King James 2000

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.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Longing for you in this way, we determined to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own souls, because you had become dear to us.

Modern King James verseion

So affectionately longing for you, we were willing to have imparted to you, not only the gospel of God, but also our own souls, because you have become beloved to us.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

so was our affection toward you. Our good will was to have dealt unto you, not the gospel of God only: but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.

Moffatt New Testament

fain, in our yearning affection for you, to impart not only the gospel of God to you but our very souls as well ??you had so won our love.

Montgomery New Testament

So in my fond affection it was my joy to give you, not only the gospel of God, but my very life also, because you had become dear to me.

NET Bible

with such affection for you we were happy to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us.

New Heart English Bible

Even so, affectionately longing for you, we were well pleased to impart to you, not the Good News of God only, but also our own souls, because you had become very dear to us.

Noyes New Testament

so having a strong affection for you, we were willing to impart to you, not only the gospel of God, but also our own souls, because ye became dear to us.

Sawyer New Testament

so being greatly desirous of you, we were well pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God, but our own souls, because you were dear to us.

The Emphasized Bible

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.

Thomas Haweis New Testament

So, tenderly affected towards you, we could with pleasure have imparted to you not the gospel of God only, but our own lives also, because ye were beloved by us.

Twentieth Century New Testament

In our strong affection for you, that seemed to us the best way of sharing with you, not only God's Good news, but our very lives as well--so dear had you become to us.

Webster

So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted to you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear to us.

Weymouth New Testament

Seeing that we were thus drawn affectionately towards you, it would have been a joy to us to have imparted to you not only God's Good News, but to have given our very lives also, because you had become very dear to us.

Williams New Testament

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.

World English Bible

Even so, affectionately longing for you, we were well pleased to impart to you, not the Good News of God only, but also our own souls, because you had become very dear to us.

Worrell New Testament

so, being affectionately desirous of you, we were well pleased to impart to you, not only the Gospel of God, but also our own souls, because ye became dear to us.

Worsley New Testament

so we, being affectionately desirous of you, were willing to impart to you, not only the gospel of God, but even our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.

Youngs Literal Translation

so being desirous of you, we are well-pleased to impart to you not only the good news of God, but also our own souls, because beloved ye have become to us,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
So
οὕτω 
Houto 
Usage: 146

ἱμείρομαι 
himeiromai 
Usage: 1

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

εὐδοκέω 
Eudokeo 
Usage: 20

μεταδίδωμι 
metadidomi 
Usage: 5

ὑμῖν 
Humin 
you, ye, your, not tr,
Usage: 293

not
οὐ 
Ou 
not, no, cannot ,
Usage: 1032

the gospel
εὐαγγέλιον 
Euaggelion 
Usage: 69

of God
θεός 
theos 
Usage: 1151

μόνον 
Monon 
only, alone, but
Usage: 62

but
ἀλλά 
Alla 
Usage: 461


and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ἑαυτοῦ 
heautou 
Usage: 249

ψυχή 
Psuche 
Usage: 62

διότι 
Dioti 
Usage: 18

ye 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

ἀγαπητός 
Agapetos 
Usage: 60

Context Readings

Paul's Approach To Ministry In Thessalonica

7 But we proved to be gentle among you, as a nursing mother tenderly cares for her own children. 8 Having so fond an affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us. 9 For you recall, brethren, our labor and hardship, how working night and day so as not to be a burden to any of you, we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.


Cross References

2 Corinthians 12:15

I will most gladly spend and be expended for your souls If I love you more, am I to be loved less?

1 John 3:16

We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

Jeremiah 13:15-17

Listen and give heed, do not be haughty, For the LORD has spoken.

Romans 1:11-12

For I long to see you so that I may impart some spiritual gift to you, that you may be established;

Romans 9:1-3

I am telling the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience testifies with me in the Holy Spirit,

Romans 10:1

Brethren, my heart's desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation.

Romans 15:29

I know that when I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ.

2 Corinthians 6:1

And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain--

2 Corinthians 6:11-13

Our mouth has spoken freely to you, O Corinthians, our heart is opened wide.

Galatians 4:19

My children, with whom I am again in labor until Christ is formed in you--

Philippians 1:8

For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus.

Philippians 2:17

But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all.

Philippians 2:20

For I have no one else of kindred spirit who will genuinely be concerned for your welfare.

Philippians 2:25-26

But I thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, who is also your messenger and minister to my need;

Philippians 4:1

Therefore, my beloved brethren whom I long to see, my joy and crown, in this way stand firm in the Lord, my beloved.

Colossians 1:7

just as you learned it from Epaphras, our beloved fellow bond-servant, who is a faithful servant of Christ on our behalf,

Colossians 1:28

We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.

Colossians 4:12

Epaphras, who is one of your number, a bondslave of Jesus Christ, sends you his greetings, always laboring earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God.

Hebrews 13:17

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.

Luke 7:2

And a centurion's slave, who was highly regarded by him, was sick and about to die.

Acts 20:23-24

except that the Holy Spirit solemnly testifies to me in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions await me.



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