Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 
but, yea, yet, nevertheless, howbeit, nay, therefore, save, not tr,
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

G27
ἀγαπητός 
Agapetos 
Usage: 60

Context Readings

Paul's Approach To Ministry In Thessalonica

7 But we were gentle among you, like a woman caring for her little ones: 8 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. 9 For you have the memory, my brothers, of our trouble and care; how, working night and day, so that we might not be a trouble to any of you, we gave you the good news of God.


Cross References

2 Corinthians 12:15

And I will gladly give all I have for your souls. If I have the more love for you, am I to be loved the less?

1 John 3:16

In this we see what love is, because he gave his life for us; and it is right for us to give our lives for the brothers.

Jeremiah 13:15-17

Give ear and let your ears be open; be not lifted up: for these are the words of the Lord.

Romans 1:11-12

For I have a strong desire to see you, and to give you some grace of the spirit, so that you may be made strong;

Romans 9:1-3

I say what is true in Christ, and not what is false, my mind giving witness with me in the Holy Spirit,

Romans 10:1

Brothers, my heart's desire and my prayer to God for them is, that they may get salvation.

Romans 15:29

And I am certain that when I come, I will be full of the blessing of Christ.

2 Corinthians 6:1

We then, working together with God, make our request to you not to take the grace of God to no purpose.

2 Corinthians 6:11-13

Our mouth is open to you, O Corinthians, our heart is wide.

Galatians 4:19

My children, of whom I am again in birth-pains till Christ is formed in you,

Philippians 1:8

For God is my witness, how my love goes out to you all in the loving mercies of Christ Jesus.

Philippians 2:17

And even if I am offered like a drink offering, giving myself for the cause and work of your faith, I am glad and have joy with you all:

Philippians 2:20

For I have no man of like mind who will truly have care for you.

Philippians 2:25-26

But it seemed to me necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, who has taken part with me in the work and in the fight, and your servant, sent by you for help in my need;

Philippians 4:1

So my brothers, well loved and very dear to me, my joy and crown, be strong in the Lord, my loved ones.

Colossians 1:7

As it was given to you by Epaphras, our well-loved helper, who is a true servant of Christ for us,

Colossians 1:28

Whom we are preaching; guiding and teaching every man in all wisdom, so that every man may be complete in Christ;

Colossians 4:12

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, sends you his love, ever taking thought for you in his prayers, that you may be complete and fully certain of all the purpose of God.

Colossians 4:12

Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, sends you his love, ever taking thought for you in his prayers, that you may be complete and fully certain of all the purpose of God.

Hebrews 13:17

Give ear to those who are rulers over you, and do as they say: for they keep watch over your souls, ready to give an account of them; let them be able to do this with joy and not with grief, because that would be of no profit to you.

Luke 7:2

And a certain captain had a servant who was very dear to him; this servant was ill and near to death.

Acts 20:23-24

Only that the Holy Spirit makes clear to me in every town that prison and pains are waiting for me.

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