1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
1 Thessalonians 2
1 In what manner the Gospel was brought and preached to the Thessalonians, and in what sort also they received it. 18 A reason is rendered both why Paul was so long absent from them, and also why he was so desirous to see them.
2:1 ¶ For, yourselves, know, brethren, our entrance which was unto youthat it hath not proved void;
2:2 But, though we had previously suffered, and been insulted, even as ye know, in Philippi, we waxed bold in our God to speak unto you the glad-message of God with much conflict.
2:3 For, our exhortation, is not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile,
2:4 But, even as we have been approved by God, to be entrusted with the glad-message, so, we speak,not as, unto men, giving pleasure, but unto Godwho proveth our hearts.
2:5 For neither at any time were we found, using words of flattery,even as ye know, nor a pretext for greedGod, is witness!
2:6 Nor, of men, seeking gloryeither from you, or from others, though we could have assumed, dignity, as Apostles of Christ;
2:7 ¶ But we became gentle in your midst,as though, a nursing mother, had been cherishing her own children:
2:8 Thus, yearning after you, we could have been well-pleased to impart unto younot only the glad-message of God, but, our own lives also,because, very dear to us, had ye become.
2:9 For ye remember, brethren, our toil and hardship: night and day, working, so as not to be a burden unto any of you, we proclaimed unto you the glad-message of God,
2:10 Ye, are witnessesGod also, how kindly and righteously and blamelessly, unto you who were believing, we were found to behave;
2:11 Even as ye know how, unto each one of you, we were as a father unto his own children, consoling you, and soothing, and calling to witness,
2:12 To the end ye might be walking in a manner worthy of God, who is calling you unto his own kingdom and glory,
2:13 ¶ And, for this cause, we, are also giving thanks unto God unceasingly, that, when ye received a spoken word from uswhich was God's, ye welcomed itnot as a human word, but, even as it truly is, a divine word,which is also inwardly working itself in you who believe.
2:14 For, ye, became, imitators, brethren, of the assemblies of God which are in Judaea, in Christ Jesus, in that, the same things, ye, also suffered by your own fellow-countrymen, even as, they, also by the Jews:
2:15 Who have both slain the, Lord, Jesusand the prophets, and, us, have persecuted, and, unto God, are displeasing, and, unto all men, are contrary,
2:16 Hindering us from speaking, unto the nations, that they might be saved, to the filling up of their own sins, continually; but anger hath overtaken them at length.
2:17 ¶ Now, we, brethren, having been bereaved away from you, for the season of an hour,in presence, not in heart, gave more abundant diligence, your face, to behold, with much longing;
2:18 Wherefore, we desired to come unto youeven, I, Paul, both once and again,and, Satan, thwarted us.
2:19 For what shall be our hope, or joy, or crown of boasting? Shall not even, ye, before our Lord Jesus, in his Presence?
2:20 Ye, in fact, are our glory and joy.
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