Thematic Bible

1 Thessalonians 2:1 (show verse)

For you yourselves know, brethren, that our coming to you was not in vain,
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1 Thessalonians 2:2 (show verse)

but after we had already suffered and been mistreated in Philippi, as you know, we had the boldness in our God to speak to you the gospel of God amid much opposition.

1 Thessalonians 2:3 (show verse)

For our exhortation does not come from error or impurity or by way of deceit;

1 Thessalonians 2:4 (show verse)

but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who examines our hearts.

1 Thessalonians 2:5 (show verse)

For we never came with flattering speech, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed—God is witness—

1 Thessalonians 2:6 (show verse)

nor did we seek glory from men, either from you or from others, even though as apostles of Christ we might have asserted our authority.

1 Thessalonians 2:7 (show verse)

But we proved to be gentle among you, as a nursing mother tenderly cares for her own children.

1 Thessalonians 2:8 (show verse)

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.

1 Thessalonians 2:9 (show verse)

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.

1 Thessalonians 2:10 (show verse)

You are witnesses, and so is God, how devoutly and uprightly and blamelessly we behaved toward you believers;

1 Thessalonians 2:11 (show verse)

just as you know how we were exhorting and encouraging and imploring each one of you as a father would his own children,

1 Thessalonians 2:12 (show verse)

so that you would walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.

1 Thessalonians 2:13 (show verse)

For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.

1 Thessalonians 2:14 (show verse)

For you, brethren, became imitators of the churches of God in Christ Jesus that are in Judea, for you also endured the same sufferings at the hands of your own countrymen, even as they did from the Jews,

1 Thessalonians 2:15 (show verse)

who both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out. They are not pleasing to God, but hostile to all men,

1 Thessalonians 2:16 (show verse)

hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved; with the result that they always fill up the measure of their sins. But wrath has come upon them to the utmost.

1 Thessalonians 2:17 (show verse)

But we, brethren, having been taken away from you for a short while—in person, not in spirit—were all the more eager with great desire to see your face.
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1 Thessalonians 2:18 (show verse)

For we wanted to come to you—I, Paul, more than once—and yet Satan hindered us.

1 Thessalonians 2:19 (show verse)

For who is our hope or joy or crown of exultation? Is it not even you, in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming?

1 Thessalonians 2:20 (show verse)

For you are our glory and joy.