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1 Thessalonians 2

BBE 1 For you yourselves, brothers, are conscious that our coming among you was not without effect: NIV 1 You know, brothers and sisters, that our visit to you was not without results. BBE 2 But after we had first undergone much pain and been cruelly attacked as you saw, at Philippi, by the help of God we gave you the good news without fear, though everything was against us. 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. BBE 3 For our witness does not come from error or from an unclean heart or from deceit: NIV 3 For the appeal we make does not spring from error or impure motives, nor are we trying to trick you. BBE 4 But even as the good news was given to us by the approval of God, so we give it out; not as pleasing men, but God by whom our hearts are tested. 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. BBE 5 For it is common knowledge among you that we never made use of smooth-sounding false words, and God is witness that at no time were we secretly desiring profit for ourselves, NIV 5 You know we never used flattery, nor did we put on a mask to cover up greed—God is our witness. BBE 6 Or looking for glory from men, from you or from others, when we might have made ourselves a care to you as Apostles of Christ. 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. BBE 7 But we were gentle among you, like a woman caring for her little ones: NIV 7 Instead, we were like young children among you. Just as a nursing mother cares for her children, BBE 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. 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. BBE 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. 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. BBE 10 You are witnesses, with God, how holy and upright and free from all evil was our way of life among you who have faith; NIV 10 You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous and blameless we were among you who believed. BBE 11 Even as you saw how, like a father with his children, we were teaching and comforting you all, and giving witness, NIV 11 For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, BBE 12 So that your lives might be pleasing to God, who has given you a part in his kingdom and his glory. NIV 12 encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. BBE 13 And for this cause we still give praise to God, that, when the word came to your ears through us, you took it, not as the word of man, but, as it truly is, the word of God, which has living power in you who have faith. 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. BBE 14 For you, my brothers, took as your examples the churches of God which are in Judaea in Christ Jesus; because you underwent the same things from your countrymen as they 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 BBE 15 Who put to death the Lord Jesus and the prophets, violently driving us out; who are unpleasing to God and against all men; NIV 15 who killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets and also drove us out. They displease God and are hostile to everyone BBE 16 Who, to make the measure of their sins complete, kept us from giving the word of salvation to the Gentiles: but the wrath of God is about to come on them in the fullest degree. 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. BBE 17 But we, my brothers, being away from you for a short time, in body but not in heart, had all the more desire to see your face; 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. BBE 18 For which reason we made attempts to come to you, even I, Paul, once and again; but Satan kept us from coming. NIV 18 For we wanted to come to you—certainly I, Paul, did, again and again—but Satan blocked our way. BBE 19 For what is our hope or joy or crown of glory? Are not even you, before our Lord Jesus, at his coming? 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? BBE 20 For you are our glory and our joy. NIV 20 Indeed, you are our glory and joy.

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