1 Thessalonians 2:13
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New International Version
And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe.

New Living Translation
Therefore, we never stop thanking God that when you received his message from us, you didn't think of our words as mere human ideas. You accepted what we said as the very word of God--which, of course, it is. And this word continues to work in you who believe.

English Standard Version
And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.

Berean Study Bible
And we continually thank God that in receiving the word of God from us, you did not accept it as the word of men, but as the true word of God. And this is the word which is now at work in you who believe.

Berean Literal Bible
And because of this, we also give thanks to God unceasingly that, having received the word of God by your hearing from us, you accepted not the word of men, but even as truly it is, the word of God, which also works in you who believe.

New American Standard Bible
For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is why we constantly thank God, because when you received the message about God that you heard from us, you welcomed it not as a human message, but as it truly is, the message of God, which also works effectively in you believers.

International Standard Version
Here is another reason why we constantly give thanks to God: When you received God's word, which you heard from us, you did not accept it as the word of humans but for what it really is—the word of God, which is at work in you who believe.

NET Bible
And so we too constantly thank God that when you received God's message that you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human message, but as it truly is, God's message, which is at work among you who believe.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because of this, we also thank God constantly that you have received the word of God from us, not as if you received the word of the children of men, but just as it is truly the word of God, and which is working among you by deeds in those who believe.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Here is another reason why we never stop thanking God: When you received God's word from us, you realized it wasn't the word of humans. Instead, you accepted it for what it really is-the word of God. This word is at work in you believers.

New American Standard 1977
And for this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received from us the word of God’s message, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For this cause also we thank God without ceasing, that having received from us the word to hear from God, ye received it not as the word of men, (but as it is in truth) the word of God, which effectually works in you that believe.

King James 2000 Bible
For 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.

American King James Version
For 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.

American Standard Version
And for this cause we also thank God without ceasing, that, when ye received from us the word of the message, even the word of God, ye accepted it not as the word of men, but, as it is in truth, the word of God, which also worketh in you that believe.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Therefore, we also give thanks to God without ceasing: because, that when you had received of us the word of the hearing of God, you received it not as the word of men, but (as it is indeed) the word of God, who worketh in you that have believed.

Darby Bible Translation
And for this cause we also give thanks to God unceasingly that, having received [the] word of [the] report of God by us, ye accepted, not men's word, but, even as it is truly, God's word, which also works in you who believe.

English Revised Version
And for this cause we also thank God without ceasing, that, when ye received from us the word of the message, even the word of God, ye accepted it not as the word of men, but, as it is in truth, the word of God, which also worketh in you that believe.

Webster's Bible Translation
For this cause also we thank God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard from us, ye received it not as the word of men, but (as it is in truth) the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

Weymouth New Testament
And for this further reason we render unceasing thanks to God, that when you received God's Message from our lips, it was as no mere message from men that you embraced it, but as--what it really is--God's Message, which also does its work in the hearts of you who believe.

World English Bible
For this cause we also thank God without ceasing, that, when you received from us the word of the message of God, you accepted it not as the word of men, but, as it is in truth, the word of God, which also works in you who believe.

Young's Literal Translation
Because of this also, we -- we do give thanks to God continually, that, having received the word of hearing from us of God, ye accepted, not the word of man, but as it is truly, the word of God, who also doth work in you who believe;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:13-16 We should receive the word of God with affections suitable to its holiness, wisdom, truth, and goodness. The words of men are frail and perishing, like themselves, and sometimes false, foolish, and fickle; but God's word is holy, wise, just, and faithful. Let us receive and regard it accordingly. The word wrought in them, to make them examples to others in faith and good works, and in patience under sufferings, and in trials for the sake of the gospel. Murder and persecution are hateful to God, and no zeal for any thing in religion can excuse it. Nothing tends more to any person or people's filling up the measure of their sins, than opposing the gospel, and hindering the salvation of souls. The pure gospel of Christ is abhorred by many, and the faithful preaching of it is hindered in many ways. But those who forbid the preaching it to sinners, to men dead in sin, do not by this please God. Those have cruel hearts, and are enemies to the glory of God, and to the salvation of his people, who deny them the Bible.
Study Bible
Paul's Ministry
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. 13And we continually thank God that in receiving the word of God from us, you did not accept it as the word of men, but as the true word of God. And this is the word which is now at work in you who believe. 14For you, brothers, became imitators of the churches of God in Judea that are in Christ Jesus. You suffered from your own countrymen the very things they suffered from the Jews,…
Cross References
Haggai 1:12
Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the LORD their God and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the LORD their God had sent him. And the people showed reverence for the LORD.

Matthew 10:20
For it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.

Romans 1:8
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being proclaimed all over the world.

Romans 10:17
Consequently, faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

Galatians 4:14
And although my illness was a trial to you, you did not despise me or reject me. Instead, you welcomed me as if I were an angel of God, as if I were Christ Jesus himself.

1 Thessalonians 1:2
We always thank God for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers

Hebrews 4:2
For we also received the good news, just as they did; but the message they heard was of no value to them, since they did not share the faith of those who comprehended it.

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it pierces even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Treasury of Scripture

For 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.

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1 Thessalonians 1:2,3 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in …

Romans 1:8,9 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your …

because.

Jeremiah 44:16 As for the word that you have spoken to us in the name of the LORD, …

Matthew 10:13,14,40 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come on it: but if it …

Acts 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same …

Acts 10:33 Immediately therefore I sent to you; and you have well done that …

Acts 13:45,48 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, …

Acts 16:14,30-34 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city …

Acts 17:11,18-20,32 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received …

Galatians 4:14 And my temptation which was in my flesh you despised not, nor rejected; …

2 Peter 3:2 That you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by …

the word of God.

Jeremiah 23:28,29 The prophet that has a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that has …

Luke 5:1 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed on him to hear the …

Luke 8:11,21 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God…

Luke 11:28 But he said, Yes rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, …

Acts 8:14 Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria …

Acts 13:44,46 And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear …

Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any …

1 Peter 1:25 But the word of the Lord endures for ever. And this is the word which …

2 Peter 1:16-21 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known …

effectually.

1 Thessalonians 1:5-10 For our gospel came not to you in word only, but also in power, and …

John 15:3 Now you are clean through the word which I have spoken to you.

John 17:17,19 Sanctify them through your truth: your word is truth…

Romans 6:17,18 But God be thanked, that you were the servants of sin…

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the …

Colossians 1:6 Which is come to you, as it is in all the world; and brings forth …

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any …

James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should …

1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, …

1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may …

1 John 3:3 And every man that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure.

1 John 5:4,5 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the …

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