1 Thessalonians 2:2
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New International Version
We had previously suffered and been treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, but with the help of our God we dared to tell you his gospel in the face of strong opposition.

New Living Translation
You know how badly we had been treated at Philippi just before we came to you and how much we suffered there. Yet our God gave us the courage to declare his Good News to you boldly, in spite of great opposition.

English Standard Version
But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict.

Berean Study Bible
As you are aware, we had already endured suffering and shameful treatment in Philippi. But in the face of strong opposition, we were bold in our God to speak the gospel of God to you.

Berean Literal Bible
But having previously suffered and having been mistreated in Philippi, just as you know, we had boldness in our God to speak to you the gospel of God amid much conflict.

New American Standard Bible
but after we had already suffered and been mistreated in Philippi, as you know, we had the boldness in our God to speak to you the gospel of God amid much opposition.

King James Bible
But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
On the contrary, after we had previously suffered, and we were treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, we were emboldened by our God to speak the gospel of God to you in spite of great opposition.

International Standard Version
As you know, we suffered persecution and were mistreated in Philippi. Yet we were encouraged by our God to tell you his gospel in spite of strong opposition.

NET Bible
But although we suffered earlier and were mistreated in Philippi, as you know, we had the courage in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in spite of much opposition.

New Heart English Bible
but having suffered before and been shamefully treated, as you know, at Philippi, we grew bold in our God to tell you the Good News of God in much conflict.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But first we suffered and we were abused in Philippus as you know, and then in a great struggle we spoke The Gospel of The Messiah with you in the boldness of our God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As you know, we suffered rough and insulting treatment in Philippi. But our God gave us the courage to tell you his Good News in spite of strong opposition.

New American Standard 1977
but after we had already suffered and been mistreated in Philippi, as you know, we had the boldness in our God to speak to you the gospel of God amid much opposition.

Jubilee Bible 2000
but having suffered before and having been shamefully treated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to announce unto you the gospel of God with much diligence.

King James 2000 Bible
But even after we had suffered before, and were shamefully treated, as you know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much opposition.

American King James Version
But 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.

American Standard Version
but having suffered before and been shamefully treated, as ye know, at Philippi, we waxed bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God in much conflict.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But having suffered many things before, and been shamefully treated (as you know) at Philippi, we had confidence in our God, to speak unto you the gospel of God in much carefulness.

Darby Bible Translation
but, having suffered before and been insulted, even as ye know, in Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the glad tidings of God with much earnest striving.

English Revised Version
but having suffered before, and been shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we waxed bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God in much conflict.

Webster's Bible Translation
But even after we had suffered before, and were shamefully treated, as ye know, at Phillippi, we were bold in our God to speak to you the gospel of God with much contention.

Weymouth New Testament
But, as you will remember, after we had already met with suffering and outrage at Philippi, we summoned up boldness, by the help of our God, to tell you God's Good News amid much opposition.

World English Bible
but having suffered before and been shamefully treated, as you know, at Philippi, we grew bold in our God to tell you the Good News of God in much conflict.

Young's Literal Translation
but having both suffered before, and having been injuriously treated (as ye have known) in Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the good news of God in much conflict,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-6 The apostle had no wordly design in his preaching. Suffering in a good cause should sharpen holy resolution. The gospel of Christ at first met with much opposition; and it was preached with contention, with striving in preaching, and against opposition. And as the matter of the apostle's exhortation was true and pure, the manner of his speaking was without guile. The gospel of Christ is designed for mortifying corrupt affections, and that men may be brought under the power of faith. This is the great motive to sincerity, to consider that God not only sees all we do, but knows our thoughts afar off, and searches the heart. And it is from this God who trieth our hearts, that we must receive our reward. The evidences of the apostle's sincerity were, that he avoided flattery and covetousness. He avoided ambition and vain-glory.
Study Bible
Paul's Ministry
1You yourselves know, brothers, that our visit to you was not in vain. 2As you are aware, we had already endured suffering and shameful treatment in Philippi. But in the face of strong opposition, we were bold in our God to speak the gospel of God to you. 3For our appeal does not arise from deceit or ulterior motives or trickery.…
Cross References
Acts 14:5
But when the Gentiles and Jews, together with their rulers, set out to mistreat and stone them,

Acts 16:12
From there, we went to the Roman colony of Philippi, the leading city of that district of Macedonia. And we stayed there several days.

Acts 16:19
When the girl's owners saw that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them before the authorities in the marketplace.

Acts 16:22
The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered that they be stripped and beaten with rods.

Acts 17:1
When they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue.

Romans 1:1
Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, and set apart for the gospel of God,

2 Corinthians 3:12
Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.

Philippians 1:30
since you are encountering the same struggle you saw I had, and now hear that I still have.
Treasury of Scripture

But 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.

shamefully.

Acts 5:41 And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that …

Acts 16:12,22-24,37 And from there to Philippi, which is the chief city of that part …

2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am …

Hebrews 11:36,37 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yes, moreover …

Hebrews 12:2,3 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the …

1 Peter 2:14-16 Or to governors, as to them that are sent by him for the punishment …

bold.

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

Acts 4:13,20,31 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that …

Acts 14:3 Long time therefore stayed they speaking boldly in the Lord, which …

Acts 17:2,3 And Paul, as his manner was, went in to them, and three sabbath days …

Ephesians 6:19,20 And for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my …

much.

Acts 6:9,10 Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue …

Acts 15:1,2 And certain men which came down from Judaea taught the brothers, …

Acts 17:2-9,17 And Paul, as his manner was, went in to them, and three sabbath days …

Acts 19:8 And he went into the synagogue, and spoke boldly for the space of …

Philippians 1:27-30 Only let your conversation be as it becomes the gospel of Christ: …

Colossians 2:1 For I would that you knew what great conflict I have for you, and …

Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write to you of the common …

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