1 Thessalonians 1:5
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English Standard Version
because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake.

King James Bible
For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

American Standard Version
how that our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and in much assurance; even as ye know what manner of men we showed ourselves toward you for your sake.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For our gospel hath not been unto you in word only, but in power also, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much fulness, as you know what manner of men we have been among you for your sakes.

English Revised Version
how that our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; even as ye know what manner of men we shewed ourselves toward you for your sake.

Webster's Bible Translation
For our gospel came not to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

Weymouth New Testament
The Good News that we brought you did not come to you in words only, but also with power and with the Holy Spirit and with much certainty, for you know the sort of men we became among you, as examples for your sakes.

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Vincent's Word Studies

For (ὅτι)

Incorrect. Rend. how that. It is explanatory of your election. For similar usage see 1 Corinthians 1:26.

Our gospel

The gospel as preached by Paul and his colleagues. Comp. Romans 2:16; Romans 16:25; Galatians 1:11; Galatians 2:2; 1 Thessalonians 2:4. My gospel is sometimes used in connection with an emphasis upon some particular feature of the gospel, as in Romans 2:16, where Paul is speaking of the judgment of the world by Christ; or in Romans 16:25, where he is referring to the extension of the messianic kingdom to the Gentiles.

In word (ἐν λόγῳ)

The gospel did not appeal to them as mere eloquent and learned discourse.

In power (ἐν δύναμει)

Power of spiritual persuasion and conviction: not power as displayed in miracles, at least not principally, although miraculous demonstrations may be included. Paul rarely alluded to his power of working miracles.

Assurance (πληροφορίᾳ)

Assured persuasion of the preacher that the message was divine. The word not in pre-Christian Greek writers, nor in lxx. Only in one other passage in Paul, Colossians 2:2. See Hebrews 6:11; Hebrews 10:22.

We were (ἐγενήθημεν)

More correctly, we shewed or proved ourselves.

1 Thessalonians 1:5 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

our.

Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please...

Romans 2:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

2 Corinthians 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

Galatians 1:8-12 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed...

Galatians 2:2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles...

2 Thessalonians 2:14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Timothy 2:8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:

in word.

1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when you received the word of God which you heard of us...

1 Corinthians 4:20 For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.

2 Corinthians 3:6 Who also has made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter kills...

but.

Psalm 10:2,3 The wicked in his pride does persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined...

Mark 16:20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

Acts 11:21 And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned to the Lord.

Acts 16:14 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us...

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God to salvation to every one that believes; to the Jew first...

Romans 15:18,19 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ has not worked by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed...

1 Corinthians 1:24 But to them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

1 Corinthians 2:4,5 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power...

1 Corinthians 3:6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

2 Corinthians 10:4,5 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)...

Ephesians 1:17-20 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory...

Ephesians 2:4,5,10 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us...

Ephesians 3:20 Now to him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,

Philippians 2:13 For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

James 1:16-18 Do not err, my beloved brothers...

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ...

in the.

John 16:7-15 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come to you...

Acts 2:33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost...

Acts 10:44-46 While Peter yet spoke these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word...

Acts 11:15-18 And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning...

1 Corinthians 3:16 Know you not that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

1 Corinthians 12:7-11 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit with...

2 Corinthians 6:6 By pureness, by knowledge, by long-suffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,

Galatians 3:2-5 This only would I learn of you, Received you the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith...

Galatians 5:5,22,23 For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith...

Titus 3:5,6 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration...

Hebrews 2:4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost...

1 Peter 1:12 To whom it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to us they did minister the things...

in much.

Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and to all riches of the full assurance of understanding...

Hebrews 2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord...

Hebrews 6:11,18,19 And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope to the end...

Hebrews 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience...

2 Peter 1:10,19 Why the rather, brothers, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if you do these things, you shall never fall...

what.

1 Thessalonians 2:1-11 For yourselves, brothers, know our entrance in to you, that it was not in vain...

Acts 20:18,19,33-35 And when they were come to him, he said to them, You know, from the first day that I came into Asia...

1 Corinthians 2:2-5 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified...

1 Corinthians 4:9-13 For I think that God has set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle to the world...

1 Corinthians 10:33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.

2 Corinthians 4:1,2 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not...

2 Corinthians 6:3-10 Giving no offense in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed...

Philippians 4:9 Those things, which you have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

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

1 Timothy 4:12-16 Let no man despise your youth; but be you an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith...

1 Peter 5:3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

for.

1 Corinthians 9:19-23 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant to all, that I might gain the more...

2 Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory...

Cross References
Luke 1:1
Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us,

Romans 15:13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Romans 15:19
by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God--so that from Jerusalem and all the way around to Illyricum I have fulfilled the ministry of the gospel of Christ;

1 Corinthians 9:14
In the same way, the Lord commanded that those who proclaim the gospel should get their living by the gospel.

2 Corinthians 6:6
by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love;

Colossians 2:2
that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ,

1 Thessalonians 2:10
You are witnesses, and God also, how holy and righteous and blameless was our conduct toward you believers.

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