1 Thessalonians 2:3-7 NIV

3 For the appeal we make does not spring from error or impure motives,1 nor are we trying to trick you.2

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4 On the contrary, we speak as men approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel.3 We are not trying to please men4 but God, who tests our hearts.5

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5 You know we never used flattery, nor did we put on a mask to cover up greed6--God is our witness.7

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      6 We were not looking for praise from men,8 not from you or anyone else. As apostles9 of Christ we could have been a burden to you,10

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      7 but we were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children.11

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