1 Thessalonians 2:6
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New International Version
We were not looking for praise from people, not from you or anyone else, even though as apostles of Christ we could have asserted our authority.

New Living Translation
As for human praise, we have never sought it from you or anyone else.

English Standard Version
Nor did we seek glory from people, whether from you or from others, though we could have made demands as apostles of Christ.

Berean Study Bible
Nor did we seek praise from you or from anyone else, although as apostles of Christ we had authority to demand it.

Berean Literal Bible
nor seeking glory from men, nor from you, nor from others, though having authority with weight to be, as apostles of Christ.

New American Standard Bible
nor did we seek glory from men, either from you or from others, even though as apostles of Christ we might have asserted our authority.

King James Bible
Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and we didn't seek glory from people, either from you or from others.

International Standard Version
We did not seek praise from people—from you or from anyone else—

NET Bible
nor to seek glory from people, either from you or from others,

New Heart English Bible
nor seeking glory from men (neither from you nor from others), when we might have claimed authority as apostles of Christ.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Neither do we seek glory from the children of men; not from you, neither from others, when we could have been honored as Apostles of The Messiah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We didn't seek praise from people, from you or from anyone else,

New American Standard 1977
nor did we seek glory from men, either from you or from others, even though as apostles of Christ we might have asserted our authority.

Jubilee Bible 2000
nor did we seek glory of men neither of you nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome unto you as the apostles of Christ.

King James 2000 Bible
Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

American King James Version
Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

American Standard Version
nor seeking glory of men, neither from you nor from others, when we might have claimed authority as apostles of Christ.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Nor sought we glory of men, neither of you, nor of others.

Darby Bible Translation
nor seeking glory from men, neither from you nor from others, when we might have been a charge as Christ's apostles;

English Revised Version
nor seeking glory of men, neither from you, nor from others, when we might have been burdensome, as apostles of Christ.

Webster's Bible Translation
Nor from men sought we glory, neither from you, nor yet from others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

Weymouth New Testament
nor did we seek glory either from you or from any other mere men, although we might have stood on our dignity as Christ's Apostles.

World English Bible
nor seeking glory from men (neither from you nor from others), when we might have claimed authority as apostles of Christ.

Young's Literal Translation
nor seeking of men glory, neither from you nor from others, being able to be burdensome, as Christ's apostles.
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
5As you know, we never used words of flattery or any pretext for greed. God is our witness! 6Nor did we seek praise from you or from anyone else, although as apostles of Christ we had authority to demand it. 7On the contrary, we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother caring for her children.…
Cross References
John 5:41
I do not accept glory from men,

John 5:44
How can you believe if you accept glory from one another, yet do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?

1 Corinthians 9:1
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you yourselves not my workmanship in the Lord?

1 Corinthians 9:4
Have we no right to food and to drink?

2 Corinthians 4:5
For we do not proclaim ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.

Philemon 1:8
So although in Christ I am fully confident that I could order you to do what is proper,
Treasury of Scripture

Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

of men.

Esther 1:4 When he showed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honor of …

Esther 5:11 And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude …

Proverbs 25:27 It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own …

Daniel 4:30 The king spoke, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have …

John 5:41,44 I receive not honor from men…

John 7:18 He that speaks of himself seeks his own glory: but he that seeks …

John 12:43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

Galatians 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for …

Galatians 5:26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying …

Galatians 6:13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but …

1 Timothy 5:17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, …

when.

1 Thessalonians 2:9 For you remember, brothers, our labor and travail: for laboring night …

1 Corinthians 9:4,6,12-18 Have we not power to eat and to drink…

2 Corinthians 10:1,2,10,11 Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, …

2 Corinthians 13:10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I …

Philemon 1:8,9 Why, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin you that which …

been burdensome. or, used authority.

1 Corinthians 11:9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.

1 Corinthians 12:13-15 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be …

1 Thessalonians 3:8,9 For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord…

as the.

1 Corinthians 9:1,2,4-6 Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ …

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