Parallel Bible results for 1 Thessalonians 2

GOD'S WORD Translation

New International Version

1 Thessalonians 2

GW 1 You know, brothers and sisters, that our time with you was not wasted. NIV 1 You know, brothers and sisters, that our visit to you was not without results. GW 2 As you know, we suffered rough and insulting treatment in Philippi. But our God gave us the courage to tell you his Good News in spite of strong opposition. NIV 2 We had previously suffered and been treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, but with the help of our God we dared to tell you his gospel in the face of strong opposition. GW 3 When we encouraged you, we didn't use unethical schemes, corrupt practices, or deception. NIV 3 For the appeal we make does not spring from error or impure motives, nor are we trying to trick you. GW 4 Rather, we are always spreading the Good News. God trusts us to do this because we passed his test. We don't try to please people but God, who tests our motives. NIV 4 On the contrary, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please people but God, who tests our hearts. GW 5 As you know, we never used flattery or schemes to make money. God is our witness! NIV 5 You know we never used flattery, nor did we put on a mask to cover up greed—God is our witness. GW 6 We didn't seek praise from people, from you or from anyone else, NIV 6 We were not looking for praise from people, not from you or anyone else, even though as apostles of Christ we could have asserted our authority. GW 7 although as apostles of Christ we had the right to do this. Instead, we were gentle when we were with you, like a mother taking care of her children. NIV 7 Instead, we were like young children among you. Just as a nursing mother cares for her children, GW 8 We felt so strongly about you that we were determined to share with you not only the Good News of God but also our lives. That's how dear you were to us! NIV 8 so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well. GW 9 You remember, brothers and sisters, our work and what we did to earn a living. We worked night and day so that we could bring you the Good News of God without being a burden to any of you. NIV 9 Surely you remember, brothers and sisters, our toil and hardship; we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you. GW 10 You and God are witnesses of how pure, honest, and blameless we were in our dealings with you believers. NIV 10 You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous and blameless we were among you who believed. GW 11 You know very well that we treated each of you the way a father treats his children. We comforted you and encouraged you. Yet, we insisted that NIV 11 For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, GW 12 you should live in a way that proves you belong to the God who calls you into his kingdom and glory. NIV 12 encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. GW 13 Here is another reason why we never stop thanking God: When you received God's word from us, you realized it wasn't the word of humans. Instead, you accepted it for what it really is--the word of God. This word is at work in you believers. NIV 13 And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe. GW 14 You, brothers and sisters, were like the churches of God in Judea that are united with Christ Jesus. You suffered the same persecutions from the people of your own country as those churches did from the Jews NIV 14 For you, brothers and sisters, became imitators of God’s churches in Judea, which are in Christ Jesus: You suffered from your own people the same things those churches suffered from the Jews GW 15 who killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets and who have persecuted us severely. They are displeasing to God. They are enemies of the whole human race NIV 15 who killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets and also drove us out. They displease God and are hostile to everyone GW 16 because they try to keep us from telling people who are not Jewish how they can be saved. The result is that those Jews always commit as many sins as possible. So at last they are receiving [God's] anger. NIV 16 in their effort to keep us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved. In this way they always heap up their sins to the limit. The wrath of God has come upon them at last. GW 17 Brothers and sisters, we have been separated from you for a little while. Although we may not be able to see you, you're always in our thoughts. We have made every possible effort to fulfill our desire to see you. NIV 17 But, brothers and sisters, when we were orphaned by being separated from you for a short time (in person, not in thought), out of our intense longing we made every effort to see you. GW 18 We wanted to visit you. I, Paul, wanted to visit you twice already, but Satan made that impossible. NIV 18 For we wanted to come to you—certainly I, Paul, did, again and again—but Satan blocked our way. GW 19 Who is our hope, joy, or prize that we can brag about in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Isn't it you? NIV 19 For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you? GW 20 You are our glory and joy! NIV 20 Indeed, you are our glory and joy.

California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information  California - CCPA Notice