1 Thessalonians 2:11
Parallel Verses
New International Version
For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children,

New Living Translation
And you know that we treated each of you as a father treats his own children.

English Standard Version
For you know how, like a father with his children,

Berean Study Bible
For you know that we treated each of you as a father treats his own children.

Berean Literal Bible
just as you know how each one of you, as a father his own children,

New American Standard Bible
just as you know how we were exhorting and encouraging and imploring each one of you as a father would his own children,

King James Bible
As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As you know, like a father with his own children,

International Standard Version
You know very well that we treated each of you the way a father treats his children.

NET Bible
As you know, we treated each one of you as a father treats his own children,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Just as you know that we have been like a father to each one of you, pleading with his children, and we comfort your hearts and charge you

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You know very well that we treated each of you the way a father treats his children. We comforted you and encouraged you. Yet, we insisted that

New American Standard 1977
just as you know how we were exhorting and encouraging and imploring each one of you as a father would his own children,

Jubilee Bible 2000
as ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father with his children,

King James 2000 Bible
As you know how we exhorted and encouraged and charged every one of you, as a father does his children,

American King James Version
As you know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father does his children,

American Standard Version
as ye know how we dealt with each one of you, as a father with his own children, exhorting you, and encouraging you , and testifying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
As you know in what manner, entreating and comforting you, (as a father doth his children,)

Darby Bible Translation
as ye know how, as a father his own children, we used to exhort each one of you, and comfort and testify,

English Revised Version
as ye know how we dealt with each one of you, as a father with his own children, exhorting you, and encouraging you, and testifying,

Webster's Bible Translation
As ye know how we exhorted, and comforted, and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children,

Weymouth New Testament
For you know that we acted towards every one of you as a father does towards his own children, encouraging and cheering you,

World English Bible
As you know, we exhorted, comforted, and implored every one of you, as a father does his own children,

Young's Literal Translation
even as ye have known, how each one of you, as a father his own children, we are exhorting you, and comforting, and testifying,
Study Bible
Paul's Ministry
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. 12We encouraged you and comforted you as we urged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into His kingdom and glory.…
Word Study

Even as, just as. From katha and per; exactly as.

To know, remember, appreciate.

Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

Each (of more than two), every one. As if a superlative of hekas; each or every.

One. (including the neuter Hen); a primary numeral; one.

You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a "father".

Himself, herself, itself.

children,
tekna (N-ANP)
A child, descendent, inhabitant. From the base of timoria; a child.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
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.
Cross References
Luke 16:28
for I have five brothers. Let him warn them so they will not also end up in this place of torment.'

1 Corinthians 4:14
I am not writing this to shame you, but to warn you as my beloved children.

1 Thessalonians 2:7
On the contrary, we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother caring for her children.

1 Thessalonians 4:6
and no one should ever exploit or take advantage of his brother in this regard, because the Lord will avenge all such acts, as we have already told you and solemnly warned you.

1 Thessalonians 5:14
And we urge you, brothers, to admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, and be patient with everyone.

3 John 1:4
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
Treasury of Scripture

As you know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father does his children,

have.

1 Thessalonians 4:1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brothers, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus…

1 Thessalonians 5:11 Why comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also you do.

Acts 20:2 And when he had gone over those parts, and had given them much exhortation, …

2 Thessalonians 3:12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, …

1 Timothy 6:2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, …

2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, …

Titus 2:6,9,15 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded…

Hebrews 13:22 And I beseech you, brothers, suffer the word of exhortation: for …

charged.

Numbers 27:19 And set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation; …

Deuteronomy 3:28 But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him: for he …

Deuteronomy 31:14 And the LORD said to Moses, Behold, your days approach that you must …

Ephesians 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now …

1 Timothy 5:7,21 And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless…

1 Timothy 6:13,17 I give you charge in the sight of God, who vivifies all things, and …

2 Timothy 4:1 I charge you therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who …

as.

Genesis 50:16,17 And they sent a messenger to Joseph, saying, Your father did command …

1 Chronicles 22:11-13 Now, my son, the LORD be with you; and prosper you, and build the …

1 Chronicles 28:9,20 And you, Solomon my son, know you the God of your father, and serve …

Psalm 34:11 Come, you children, listen to me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Proverbs 1:10,15 My son, if sinners entice you, consent you not…

Proverbs 2:1 My son, if you will receive my words, and hide my commandments with you;

Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let your heart keep my commandments:

Proverbs 4:1-12 Hear, you children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know …

Proverbs 5:1,2 My son, attend to my wisdom, and bow your ear to my understanding…

Proverbs 6:1 My son, if you be surety for your friend, if you have stricken your …

Proverbs 7:1,24 My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with you…

Proverbs 31:1-9 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him…

1 Corinthians 4:14,15 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you…

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