1 Thessalonians 2:9
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New International Version
Surely you remember, brothers and sisters, our toil and hardship; we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to anyone while we preached the gospel of God to you.

New Living Translation
Don't you remember, dear brothers and sisters, how hard we worked among you? Night and day we toiled to earn a living so that we would not be a burden to any of you as we preached God's Good News to you.

English Standard Version
For you remember, brothers, our labor and toil: we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.

Berean Study Bible
Surely you recall, brothers, our labor and toil. We worked night and day so that we would not be a burden to anyone while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.

Berean Literal Bible
For you remember, brothers, our labor and hardship: Working night and day in order not to burden any one of you, we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.

New American Standard Bible
For you recall, brethren, our labor and hardship, how working night and day so as not to be a burden to any of you, we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.

King James Bible
For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For you remember our labor and hardship, brothers. Working night and day so that we would not burden any of you, we preached God's gospel to you.

International Standard Version
Brothers, you remember our labor and toil. We worked night and day so that we would not become a burden to any of you while we proclaimed the gospel of God to you.

NET Bible
For you recall, brothers and sisters, our toil and drudgery: By working night and day so as not to impose a burden on any of you, we preached to you the gospel of God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For you remember, brethren, that we were toiling and laboring in the works of our hands by night. And by day, that we might not be a burden to anyone of you,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You remember, brothers and sisters, our work and what we did to earn a living. We worked night and day so that we could bring you the Good News of God without being a burden to any of you.

New American Standard 1977
For you recall, brethren, our labor and hardship, how working night and day so as not to be a burden to any of you, we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail, for labouring night and day, not to be a burden unto any of you, we preached among you the gospel of God.

King James 2000 Bible
For you remember, brethren, our labor and travail: for laboring night and day, because we would not be a burden unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.

American King James Version
For you remember, brothers, our labor and travail: for laboring night and day, because we would not be chargeable to any of you, we preached to you the gospel of God.

American Standard Version
For ye remember, brethren, our labor and travail: working night and day, that we might not burden any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For you remember, brethren, our labour and toil: working night and day, lest we should be chargeable to any of you, we preached among you the gospel of God.

Darby Bible Translation
For ye remember, brethren, our labour and toil: working night and day, not to be chargeable to any one of you, we have preached to you the glad tidings of God.

English Revised Version
For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: working night and day, that we might not burden any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
For ye remember, brethren, our labor and toil: for laboring night and day, because we would not be chargeable to any of you, we preached to you the gospel of God.

Weymouth New Testament
For you remember, brethren, our labour and toil: how, working night and day so as not to become a burden to any one of you, we came and proclaimed among you God's Good News.

World English Bible
For you remember, brothers, our labor and travail; for working night and day, that we might not burden any of you, we preached to you the Good News of God.

Young's Literal Translation
for ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail, for, night and day working not to be a burden upon any of you, we did preach to you the good news of God;
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.
Study Bible
Paul's Ministry
8We cared so deeply that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God, but our own lives as well. That is how beloved you have become to us. 9Surely you recall, brothers, our labor and toil. We worked night and day so that we would not be a burden to anyone while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God. 10You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous, and blameless our conduct was among you who believed.…
Cross References
Acts 18:3
and he stayed and worked with them because they were tentmakers by trade, just as he was.

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

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

2 Corinthians 11:9
And when I was with you and in need, I was not a burden to anyone; for the brothers who came from Macedonia supplied my needs. I have refrained from being a burden to you in any way, and I will continue to do so.

2 Corinthians 11:27
in labor and toil and often without sleep, in hunger and thirst and often without food, in cold and exposure.

Philippians 4:16
For even while I was in Thessalonica, you provided for my needs once and again.

2 Thessalonians 3:8
nor did we eat anyone's food without paying for it. Instead, in labor and toil, we worked night and day so that we would not be a burden to any of you.
Treasury of Scripture

For you remember, brothers, our labor and travail: for laboring night and day, because we would not be chargeable to any of you, we preached to you the gospel of God.

our.

1 Thessalonians 1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, …

Acts 18:3 And because he was of the same craft, he stayed with them, and worked: …

Acts 20:34,35 Yes, you yourselves know, that these hands have ministered to my …

1 Corinthians 4:12 And labor, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being …

1 Corinthians 9:6,15 Or I only and Barnabas, have not we power to forbear working…

2 Corinthians 6:5 In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in watchings, in fastings;

2 Thessalonians 3:7-9 For yourselves know how you ought to follow us: for we behaved not …

1 Timothy 4:10 For therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust …

night.

1 Thessalonians 3:10 Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and …

Psalm 32:4 For day and night your hand was heavy on me: my moisture is turned …

Psalm 88:1 O lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before you:

Jeremiah 9:1 Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears…

Luke 2:37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed …

Luke 18:7 And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night to …

Acts 20:31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I …

1 Timothy 5:5 Now she that is a widow indeed, and desolate, trusts in God, and …

2 Timothy 1:3 I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience…

chargeable.

1 Thessalonians 2:6 Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when …

Nehemiah 5:15,18 But the former governors that had been before me were chargeable …

1 Corinthians 9:7,18 Who goes a warfare any time at his own charges? who plants a vineyard, …

2 Corinthians 11:9 And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man…

2 Corinthians 12:13,14 For what is it wherein you were inferior to other churches, except …

the gospel.

1 Thessalonians 2:2 But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, …

Acts 20:24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to …

Romans 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated …

Romans 15:16,19 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering …

1 Timothy 1:11 According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed …

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