1 Thessalonians: Chapter 02

The First Epistle to the Thessalonians The 2nd Chapter
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Wycliffe (1382/95)
Tyndale (1526)
Geneva (1560)
King James (1611)
2:1 For, brethren, ye know our entry to you, for it was not vain; For ye yourselves brethren know of our entrance in unto you, how that it was not in vain: For ye yourselves know, brethren, that our entrance in unto you was not in vain, For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain.
2:2 but first we suffered, and were punished with wrongs, as ye know in Philippi, we had trust in the Lord, to speak to you the gospel of God in much busyness. but even after that we had suffered before and were shamefully entreated at Phillippos (as ye well know) then were we bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God, with much striving. But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated at Philippi (as ye know) we were bold in our God, to speak unto you the Gospel of God with much striving. But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God, to speak unto you the Gospel of God with much contention.
2:3 Soothly our exhortation was not of error, neither of uncleanness, neither in guile, Our exhortation was not to bring you to error, nor yet to uncleanness, neither was it with guile: For our exhortation was not by deceit, nor by uncleanness, nor by guile. For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:
2:4 but as we be proved of God, that the gospel should be taken to us, so we speak; not as pleasing to men, but to God that proveth our hearts. but as we were allowed of God, that the gospel should be committed unto us: even so we speak, not as though we intended to please men, but God, which trieth our hearts. But as we were allowed of God, that the Gospel should be committed unto us, so we speak, not as they that please men, but God, which trieth our hearts. But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the Gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.
2:5 Forsooth neither we were any time in word of flattering, as ye know, neither in occasion of avarice; God is witness; Neither was our conversation at any time with flattering words (as ye well know) neither in cloked covetousness, God is record: Neither yet did we ever use flattering words, as ye know, nor colored covetousness, God is record. For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness, God is witness:
2:6 neither seeking glory of men, neither of you, neither of others, when we might have been chargeous to you, as Christ’s apostles. neither sought we praise of men, neither of you, nor yet of any other, when we might have been chargeable, as the apostles of Christ: Neither sought we praise of men, neither of you, nor of others, When we might have been chargeable, as the Apostles of Christ: Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the Apostles of Christ.
2:7 But we were made little in the middle of you, as if a nurse foster her sons; but we were tender among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children, but we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children. But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:
2:8 so we desiring you covetingly, would betake to you, not only the gospel of God, but also our souls, for ye be made most dear-worthy to us. so was our affection toward you our good will was to have dealt unto you, not the gospel of God only: but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us. Thus being affectioned toward you, our good will was to have dealt unto you, not the Gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us. So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the Gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.
2:9 For, brethren, ye be mindful of our travail and weariness; night and day working, that we should not grieve any of you, we preached to you the evangel of God. Ye remember brethren our labour and travail. For we laboured day and night, because we would not be grievous unto any of you, and preached you the gospel of God. For ye remember, brethren, our labour & travail: for we laboured day & night, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, & preached unto you the Gospel of God. For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the Gospel of God.
2:10 Ye be witnesses, and God, how holily, and justly, and without quarrel we were to you that believed. Ye are witnesses, and so is god, how holily and justly (that no man could blame us) we behaved ourselves among you that believe, Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily, & justly, & unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe. Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily, and justly, and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe.
2:11 As ye know, how we prayed you, and comforted each of you, as the father his sons, as ye know how that we exhorted and comforted, and besought every one of you, as a father his children, As ye know how that we exhorted you, and comforted, and besought every one of you (as a father his children) As you know, how we exhorted and comforted, and charged every one of you, (as a father doth his children,)
2:12 and we have witnessed, that ye should go worthily to God, that called you into his kingdom and glory. that ye would walk worthy of the lord, which hath called you unto his kingdom and glory. That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory. That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.
2:13 and we do thankings to God without ceasing. For when ye had taken of us the word of the hearing of God, ye took it not as the word of men, but as it is verily, the word of God, that worketh in you that have believed. For this cause thank we god without ceasing, because that when ye received of us the word, wherewith God was preached, ye received it not as the word of man: but even as it was indeed, the word of God, which worketh in you that believe. For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, that when ye received of us the word of the preaching of God, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is indeed the word of God, which also worketh in you that believe. For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God, which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but (as it is in truth) the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
2:14 For, brethren, ye be made followers of the churches of God, that be in Judaea, in Christ Jesus, and ye have suffered the same things of your even-lineages, and they of the Jews. For ye brethren did counterfeit the congregations of god which in jewry are in Christ Jesus: for ye have suffered like things of your kinsmen, as we ourselves have suffered of the Jews, For brethren, ye are become followers of the Churches of God, which in Judea are in Christ Jesus, because ye have also suffered the same things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews, For ye, brethren, became followers of the Churches of God, which in Judea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews:
2:15 Which slew both the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and pursued us, and they please not to God, and they be adversaries to all men; which as they killed the lord Jesus and their own prophets, even so have they persecuted us, and God they please not, and are contrary to all men: Who both killed the Lord Jesus and their own Prophets, & have persecuted us, and God they please not, and are contrary to all men, Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own Prophets, and have persecuted us: and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:
2:16 forbidding us to speak to heathen men, that they be made safe, that they fill their sins evermore; forsooth the wrath of God before came upon them till into the end. and forbid us to preach unto the gentiles, that they might be saved, to fulfill their sins: For the wrath of God is come on them, even to the utmost. And forbid us to preach unto the Gentiles, that they might be saved, to fulfill their sins always: for the wrath of God is come on them, to the utmost. Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles, that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.
2:17 Forsooth, brethren, we be desolate from you at the time of an hour, in beholding, as in presence, not in heart, more abundantly have hied to see your face with great desire. Forasmuch brethren as we are kept from you for a season, as concerning the bodily presence but not in the heart, we enforced the more to see you personally with great desire, Forasmuch brethren, as we were kept from you for a season, concerning sight, but not in the heart, we enforced the more to see your face with great desire. But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time, in presence, not in heart, endeavored the more abundantly to see your face with great desire.
2:18 For we would come to you, yea, I Paul, once and again, but Satan letted us. and therefore we would have come unto you, I Paul once and again: but Satan withstood us. Therefore we would have come unto you (I Paul, at least once or twice) but Satan hindered us. Wherefore we would have come unto you (even I Paul) once & again: but Satan hindered us.
2:19 For why what is our hope, or joy, or crown of glory? Whether ye be not before our Lord Jesus Christ in his coming? For what is our hope or joy, or crown of rejoicing? are not ye it in the presence of our lord Jesus Christ at his coming? For what is our hope or joy, or crown of rejoicing? are not even you it in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming?
2:20 For ye be our glory and joy. yes ye are our glory and joy. Yes, ye are our glory and joy. For, ye are our glory and joy.
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