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1 Thessalonians 2

NIRV 1 Brothers and sisters, you know that our visit to you was not a failure. NIV 1 You know, brothers and sisters, that our visit to you was not without results. NIRV 2 You know what happened earlier in the city of Philippi. We suffered, and people treated us badly there. But God gave us the boldness to tell you his good news. We preached to you even though people opposed us strongly. 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. NIRV 3 The appeal we make is based on truth. It comes from a pure heart. We are not trying to trick you. NIV 3 For the appeal we make does not spring from error or impure motives, nor are we trying to trick you. NIRV 4 In fact, it is just the opposite. God has accepted us to preach. He has trusted us with the good news. We aren't trying to please people. We want to please God. He puts our hearts to the test. 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. NIRV 5 As you know, we never praised you if we didn't mean it. We didn't put on a mask to cover up any sinful longing. God is our witness that this is true. NIV 5 You know we never used flattery, nor did we put on a mask to cover up greed—God is our witness. NIRV 6 We were not expecting people to praise us. We were not looking for praise from you or anyone else. As Christ's apostles, we could have caused you some expense. 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. NIRV 7 But we were gentle among you. We were like a mother caring for her little children. NIV 7 Instead, we were like young children among you. Just as a nursing mother cares for her children, NIRV 8 We loved you so much that we were happy to share with you God's good news. We were also happy to share our lives with you. You had become very special 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. NIRV 9 Brothers and sisters, I am sure you remember how hard we worked. We labored night and day while we preached to you God's good news. We didn't want to cause you any expense. 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. NIRV 10 You are witnesses of how we lived among you believers. God is also a witness that we were holy and godly and without blame. NIV 10 You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous and blameless we were among you who believed. NIRV 11 You know that we treated each of you as a father treats his own children. NIV 11 For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, NIRV 12 We gave you hope and strength. We comforted you. We really wanted you to live in a way that is worthy of God. He chooses you to enter his glorious kingdom. NIV 12 encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. NIRV 13 We never stop thanking God for the way you received his word. You heard it from us. But you didn't accept it as a human word. You accepted it for what it really is. It is God's word. It is at work in you who believe. 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. NIRV 14 Brothers and sisters, you became like the members of God's churches in Judea. They are believers in Christ Jesus, just as you are. People in your own country made you suffer. You went through the same things the church members in Judea suffered 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 NIRV 15 The Jews who killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets also forced us to leave. They do not please God. They are enemies of everyone. NIV 15 who killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets and also drove us out. They displease God and are hostile to everyone NIRV 16 They try to keep us from speaking to those who aren't Jews. The Jews don't want them to be saved. In that way, the Jews always increase their sins to the limit. God's anger has come on them at last. 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. NIRV 17 Brothers and sisters, we were torn away from you for a short time. We were no longer with you in person, but we kept you in our thoughts. We really longed to see you. So we tried very hard to do so. 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. NIRV 18 We wanted to come to you. Again and again I, Paul, wanted to come. But Satan stopped us. NIV 18 For we wanted to come to you—certainly I, Paul, did, again and again—but Satan blocked our way. NIRV 19 What is our hope? What is our joy? When our Lord Jesus returns, what is the crown we will delight in? 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? NIRV 20 Yes, you are our glory and our joy. NIV 20 Indeed, you are our glory and joy.

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