1 Thessalonians 2:5
Parallel Verses
New International Version
You know we never used flattery, nor did we put on a mask to cover up greed--God is our witness.


New American Standard Bible
For we never came with flattering speech, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed-- God is witness--


King James Bible
For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness:


Holman Christian Standard Bible
For we never used flattering speech, as you know, or had greedy motives--God is our witness--


International Standard Version
As you know, we did not come with flattering words or with a scheme to make money. God is our witness!


American Standard Version
For neither at any time were we found using words of flattery, as ye know, nor a cloak of covetousness, God is witness;


Douay-Rheims Bible
For neither have we used, at any time, the speech of flattery, as you know; nor taken an occasion of covetousness, God is witness:


Darby Bible Translation
For we have not at any time been among you with flattering discourse, even as ye know, nor with a pretext for covetousness, God is witness;


Young's Literal Translation
for at no time did we come with speech of flattery, (as ye have known,) nor in a pretext for covetousness, (God is witness!)
Jump to Previous
Aware Cloak Cloke Common Covetousness Desiring Discourse Enriching Flattering Flattery Found Language Ourselves Pretext Pretexts Secretly Speech Time Use Used Using Witness Words
Jump to Next
Aware Cloak Cloke Common Covetousness Desiring Discourse Enriching Flattering Flattery Found Language Ourselves Pretext Pretexts Secretly Speech Time Use Used Using Witness Words
Context
Paul's Ministry

1For yourselves, brothers, know our entrance in to you, that it was not in vain: 2But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as you know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak to you the gospel of God with much contention. 3For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile: 4But 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 tries our hearts. 5For neither at any time used we flattering words, as you know, nor a cloak of covetousness; God is witness: 6Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ. 7But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherishes her children: 8So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted to you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because you were dear to us. 9For you remember, brothers, our labor and travail: for laboring night and day, because we would not be chargeable to any of you, we preached to you the gospel of God. 10You are witnesses, and God also, how piously and justly and blamelessly we behaved ourselves among you that believe: 11As you know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father does his children, 12That you would walk worthy of God, who has called you to his kingdom and glory. 13For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when you received the word of God which you heard of us, you received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually works also in you that believe. 14For you, brothers, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for you also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews: 15Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men: 16Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins always: for the wrath is come on them to the uttermost.
Cross References
Job 16:19
Also now, behold, my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high.


Acts 20:33
I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.


Romans 1:9
For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers;


1 Thessalonians 2:10
You are witnesses, and God also, how piously and justly and blamelessly we behaved ourselves among you that believe:


2 Peter 2:3
And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingers not, and their damnation slumbers not.


Treasury of Scripture

For neither at any time used we flattering words, as you know, nor a cloak of covetousness; God is witness:

used.

Job 17:5 He that speaks flattery to his friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail.

Job 32:21,22 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let me give flattering titles to man...

Psalm 12:2,3 They speak vanity every one with his neighbor: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak...

Proverbs 20:19 He that goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flatters with his lips.

Proverbs 26:28 A lying tongue hates those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth works ruin.

Proverbs 28:23 He that rebukes a man afterwards shall find more favor than he that flatters with the tongue.

Isaiah 30:10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not to us right things, speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceits:

Matthew 22:16 And they sent out to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that you are true...

2 Peter 2:18 For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness...

a cloke.

Isaiah 56:11 Yes, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way...

Jeremiah 6:13 For from the least of them even to the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness...

Jeremiah 8:10 Therefore will I give their wives to others, and their fields to them that shall inherit them...

Micah 3:5 Thus said the LORD concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace...

Malachi 1:10 Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nothing? neither do you kindle fire on my altar for nothing...

Matthew 23:14 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you devour widows' houses, and for a pretense make long prayer...

Acts 20:33 I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.

Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly...

2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.

2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully...

2 Corinthians 7:2 Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.

2 Corinthians 12:17 Did I make a gain of you by any of them whom I sent to you?

1 Timothy 3:3,8 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous...

Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker...

1 Peter 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre...

2 Peter 2:3,14,15 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingers not...

Jude 1:11 Woe to them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward...

Revelation 18:12,13 The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk...

God.

Romans 1:9 For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son...

Romans 9:1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost,

Galatians 1:20 Now the things which I write to you, behold, before God, I lie not.

Strong's Concordance
For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God [is] witness:
Topical Bible
FALSE Cloak Cloke Common Cover Covetousness Desiring Discourse Either Enriching Flattering Flattery Greed Greed-god Language Mask Ourselves Pretext Pretexts Profit Secretly Smooth-sounding Speech Using Witness Witness-
Resources
1 Thessalonians Chapter 2 Verse 5

Alphabetical: a as came cover did flattering flattery For God greed greed-God is know mask never nor on our pretext put speech to up used we with witness witness- You

NT Letters: 1 Thessalonians 2:5 For neither were we at any time (1 Thess. 1 Thes. 1Th iTh i Th)
1 Thessalonians 2:4
Top of Page
Top of Page




Bible Apps.com