1 Thessalonians 2:10
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New International Version
You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous and blameless we were among you who believed.

New Living Translation
You yourselves are our witnesses--and so is God--that we were devout and honest and faultless toward all of you believers.

English Standard Version
You are witnesses, and God also, how holy and righteous and blameless was our conduct toward you believers.

Berean Study Bible
You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous, and blameless our conduct was among you who believed.

Berean Literal Bible
You are witnesses, and God, how holily and righteously and blamelessly we behaved toward you, those believing,

New American Standard Bible
You are witnesses, and so is God, how devoutly and uprightly and blamelessly we behaved toward you believers;

King James Bible
Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are witnesses, and so is God, of how devoutly, righteously, and blamelessly we conducted ourselves with you believers.

International Standard Version
You and God are witnesses of how pure, honest, and blameless our conduct was among you who believe.

NET Bible
You are witnesses, and so is God, as to how holy and righteous and blameless our conduct was toward you who believe.

New Heart English Bible
You are witnesses with God, how holy, righteously, and blamelessly we behaved ourselves toward you who believe.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
You and God are witnesses, how we preached The Good News of God to you purely and rightly, and we were without a fault toward all the believers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You and God are witnesses of how pure, honest, and blameless we were in our dealings with you believers.

New American Standard 1977
You are witnesses, and so is God, how devoutly and uprightly and blamelessly we behaved toward you believers;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye are witnesses, and God also, of how holy and just and irreprehensible our behaviour was among you that believe,

King James 2000 Bible
You are witnesses, and God also, how holy and just and unblamable was our behavior among you that believe:

American King James Version
You are witnesses, and God also, how piously and justly and blamelessly we behaved ourselves among you that believe:

American Standard Version
Ye are witnesses, and God also , how holily and righteously and unblameably we behaved ourselves toward you that believe:

Douay-Rheims Bible
You are witnesses, and God also, how holily, and justly, and without blame, we have been to you that have believed:

Darby Bible Translation
Ye [are] witnesses, and God, how piously and righteously and blamelessly we have conducted ourselves with you that believe:

English Revised Version
Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and righteously and unblameably we behaved ourselves toward you that believe:

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily, and justly, and unblamably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:

Weymouth New Testament
You yourselves are witnesses--and God is witness--how holy and upright and blameless our dealings with you believers were.

World English Bible
You are witnesses with God, how holy, righteously, and blamelessly we behaved ourselves toward you who believe.

Young's Literal Translation
ye are witnesses -- God also -- how kindly and righteously, and blamelessly to you who believe we became,
Study Bible
Paul's Ministry
9Surely you recall, brothers, our labor and toil. We worked night and day so that we would not be a burden to anyone while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God. 10You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous, and blameless our conduct was among you who believed. 11For you know that we treated each of you as a father treats his own children.…
Cross References
Luke 23:41
We are punished justly, for we are receiving what we deserve for our actions. But this man has done nothing wrong."

2 Corinthians 1:12
And this is our boast: Our conscience testifies that we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially in relation to you, in the holiness and sincerity that are from God--not in worldly wisdom, but in the grace of God.

1 Thessalonians 1:5
because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power, in the Holy Spirit, and with great conviction--just as you know we lived among you for your sake.

1 Thessalonians 2:5
As you know, we never used words of flattery or any pretext for greed. God is our witness!
Treasury of Scripture

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

witnesses.

1 Thessalonians 1:5 For our gospel came not to you in word only, but also in power, and …

1 Samuel 12:3-5 Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before …

Acts 20:18,26,33,34 And when they were come to him, he said to them, You know, from the …

2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in …

2 Corinthians 5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we …

2 Corinthians 11:11,31 Why? because I love you not? God knows…

how.

Numbers 16:15 And Moses was very wroth, and said to the LORD, Respect not you their …

Job 29:11-17 When the ear heard me, then it blessed me; and when the eye saw me, …

Job 31:1-39 I made a covenant with my eyes; why then should I think on a maid…

Psalm 7:3-5 O LORD my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands…

Psalm 18:20-24 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to …

Jeremiah 18:20 Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have dig a pit for my …

Acts 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void …

2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that …

2 Corinthians 6:3-10 Giving no offense in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed…

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

2 Thessalonians 3:7 For yourselves know how you ought to follow us: for we behaved not …

1 Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise your youth; but be you an example of the believers, …

2 Timothy 3:10 But you have fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, …

Titus 2:7,8 In all things showing yourself a pattern of good works: in doctrine …

1 Peter 5:3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

(10) Ye are witnesses.--Abruptly, without conjunction, the writers add a summary description of their conduct at Thessalonica; before, they had dwelt on details, now, on the broad characteristics. As in 1Thessalonians 2:5, God is appealed to, because the readers could only judge of the outward propriety of their teachers' conduct; and it is a moral law that (as Aristotle says) "the righteous man is not he that does acts which in themselves are righteous, but he that does those acts in such a mind as befits righteous men."

Holily, of the inner, "justly," of the outer life.

Among you that believe--where (if anywhere) we might have been tempted to be lax or exorbitant.

Verse 10. - Ye are witnesses, and God also; ye of the outward conduct, and God of the motives which actuated us. How holily and justly and unblamably; "holily" denoting the apostle's conduct to God, "justly" his conduct to man, and "unblamably" the negative side of both particulars. We behaved ourselves among you that believe. The apostle here refers to his own personal demeanor and to that of Silas and Timothy among them, in order that the Thessalonians might realize the purity of their conduct, and so might continue steadfast in their attachment to the gospel which they taught, He men-lions specially "them that believe," not that He acted otherwise among those that did not believe, but because believers were cognizant of his conduct. Ye are witnesses, and God also,.... Not so much to what goes before as to what follows after, relating to their holy walk and conversation among them, the more open part of which they were witness of; and for the more secret part God is appealed to, who is acquainted with the springs of actions, as well as with actions themselves:

how holily, and justly, and unblamably we behaved ourselves among you that believe. The Syriac version joins the last clause of the preceding verse with this, and reads the whole thus, "ye are witnesses, and God also, how purely and justly we preached unto you the Gospel of God, and how unblamable we were among all that believed"; referring the former part to the purity and integrity in which they preached the Gospel, and the latter to their unblemished conduct among the saints; but the whole of it refers to their conversation, which was holy, externally holy, arising from internal principles of holiness in their hearts, and free from that impurity and filthiness with which the false teachers were polluted; and confirms what is before said, that their exhortation was not of uncleanness: and it was likewise "just", they were righteous in the sight of God through the justifying righteousness of Christ, and in consequence of this lived righteously before men, and were injurious to no man's person nor property: and their conversation was also "unblamable"; not that they were, without sin, and so without blame in themselves, or without the commission of sin by them, or that they passed without censure in the world, for they went through honour and dishonour, through good report and bad report, and had all manner of evil spoken of them falsely for Christ's name's sake; but by the grace of God, they had their conversation among them that believed so, that there was nothing material to be alleged against them, or any just cause of blame to be laid either on their persons or their ministry; and which is mentioned for imitation. 10. Ye are witnesses—as to our outward conduct.

God—as to our inner motives.

holily—towards God.

justly—towards men.

unblamably—in relation to ourselves.

behaved ourselves—Greek, "were made to be," namely, by God.

among you that believe—rather, "before (that is, in the eyes of) you that believe"; whatever we may have seemed in the eyes of the unbelieving. As 1Th 2:9 refers to their outward occupation in the world; so 1Th 2:10, to their character among believers.2:7-12 Mildness and tenderness greatly recommend religion, and are most conformable to God's gracious dealing with sinners, in and by the gospel. This is the way to win people. We should not only be faithful to our calling as Christians, but in our particular callings and relations. Our great gospel privilege is, that God has called us to his kingdom and glory. The great gospel duty is, that we walk worthy of God. We should live as becomes those called with such a high and holy calling. Our great business is to honour, serve, and please God, and to seek to be worthy of him.
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