1 Thessalonians 2:3
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New International Version
For the appeal we make does not spring from error or impure motives, nor are we trying to trick you.

New Living Translation
So you can see we were not preaching with any deceit or impure motives or trickery.

English Standard Version
For our appeal does not spring from error or impurity or any attempt to deceive,

Berean Study Bible
For our appeal does not arise from deceit or ulterior motives or trickery.

Berean Literal Bible
For our exhortation was not of error, nor of impurity, nor in trickery;

New American Standard Bible
For our exhortation does not come from error or impurity or by way of deceit;

King James Bible
For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For our exhortation didn't come from error or impurity or an intent to deceive.

International Standard Version
For our appeal to you does not spring from deceit, impure motives, or trickery.

NET Bible
For the appeal we make does not come from error or impurity or with deceit,

New Heart English Bible
For our exhortation is not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in deception.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For our comfort was not from deception nor from impurity, nor by treachery.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When we encouraged you, we didn't use unethical schemes, corrupt practices, or deception.

New American Standard 1977
For our exhortation does not come from error or impurity or by way of deceit;

Jubilee Bible 2000
For our exhortation was not of error nor of uncleanness nor in guile,

King James 2000 Bible
For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:

American King James Version
For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:

American Standard Version
For our exhortation is not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For our exhortation was not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in deceit:

Darby Bible Translation
For our exhortation [was] not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile;

English Revised Version
For our exhortation is not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:

Webster's Bible Translation
For our exhortation was not from deceit, nor from impurity, nor in guile;

Weymouth New Testament
For our preaching was not grounded on a delusion, nor prompted by mingled motives, nor was there fraud in it.

World English Bible
For our exhortation is not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in deception.

Young's Literal Translation
for our exhortation is not out of deceit, nor out of uncleanness, nor in guile,
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
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. 4Instead, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, not in order to please men but God, who examines our hearts.…
Cross References
Acts 4:36
Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (meaning Son of Encouragement),

Acts 13:15
After the reading from the Law and the Prophets, the synagogue leaders sent word to them: "Brothers, if you have a word of encouragement for the people, please speak."

2 Corinthians 4:2
Instead, we have renounced secret and shameful ways. We do not practice deceit, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by open proclamation of the truth, we commend ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 6:8
through glory and dishonor, slander and praise; viewed as imposters, yet genuine;

1 Thessalonians 4:7
For God has not called us to impurity, but to holiness.

2 Thessalonians 2:11
For this reason, God will send them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie,
Treasury of Scripture

For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:

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1 Thessalonians 4:1,2 Furthermore then we beseech you, brothers, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus…

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

Acts 20:33,34 I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel…

2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of …

2 Corinthians 4:2,5 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in …

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

2 Corinthians 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves …

2 Corinthians 12:16-18 But be it so, I did not burden you: nevertheless, being crafty, I …

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

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