1 Thessalonians

1 Thessalonians 2 ©

1 Paul setteth forth in what manner he had preached the gospel to the Thessalonians, 13 and they had received and suffered for it. 17 He sheweth his desire of coming to them, and the cause which had hitherto prevented him; 19 testifying his joy and satisfaction in them.


FOR yourselves, brethren, know aour entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain:


bBut even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully *entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we cwere bold in our God dto speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention.

d Ac. 17.2,3.

eFor our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of funcleanness, nor in guile:

f ch. 4.7.

But gas we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, hwhich trieth our hearts.


For ineither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; jGod is witness:


kNor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when lwe might have 1been mburdensome, as the apostles of Christ.


But we were ngentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:


So obeing 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.


For ye remember, brethren, pour 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.


qYe are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:


As ye know rhow we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, sas a father doth his children,


tThat ye would walk worthy of God, who hath ucalled you unto vhis kingdom and glory.


For this cause also wthank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, xye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which yeffectually worketh also in you that believe.

w ch. 1.3,5.

For ye, brethren, zbecame followers of athe churches of God which in Judare in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews:


bWho both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have 2persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:


cForbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, dto fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.


But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time ein presence, not in heart, fendeavoured the more abundantly to see your face with great desire.


Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but gSatan hindered us.


For what is hour hope, or joy, or crown of 3rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ iat his coming?


For ye are our glory and joy.