1 Thessalonians 2:11
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King James Version
As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children,

Darby Bible Translation
as ye know how, as a father his own children, we used to exhort each one of you, and comfort and testify,

World English Bible
As you know, we exhorted, comforted, and implored every one of you, as a father does his own children,

Young's Literal Translation
even as ye have known, how each one of you, as a father his own children, we are exhorting you, and comforting, and testifying,

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Geneva Study Bible

{9} As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children,

(9) To exhort and comfort with a fatherly mind and affection.

1 Thessalonians 2:11 Parallel Commentaries

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Laboring under Difficulties
While Paul was careful to set before his converts the plain teaching of Scripture regarding the proper support of the work of God, and while he claimed for himself as a minister of the gospel the "power to forbear working" (1 Corinthians 9:6) at secular employment as a means of self-support, yet at various times during his ministry in the great centers of civilization he wrought at a handicraft for his own maintenance. Among the Jews physical toil was not thought strange or degrading. Through Moses
Ellen Gould White—The Acts of the Apostles

The Calling of the Regenerate:
"Whom He did predestinate, them He also called."--Rom. viii. 30. In order to hear, the sinner, deaf by nature, must receive hearing ears. "He that hath ears let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches." (Rev. ii. 7, 11, 17, 29; iii. 6, 13, 22). But by nature the sinner does not belong to these favored ones. This is a daily experience. Of two clerks in the same office, one obeys the call and the other rejects it; not because he despises it, but because he does not hear God's call in it. Hence
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

The Protevangelium.
As the mission of Christ was rendered necessary by the fall of man, so the first dark intimation of Him was given immediately after the fall. It is found in the sentence of punishment which was passed upon the tempter. Gen. iii. 14, 15. A correct understanding of it, however, can be obtained only after we have ascertained who the tempter was. It is, in the first place, unquestionable that a real serpent was engaged in the temptation; so that the opinion of those who maintain that the serpent is only
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

Cross References
Luke 16:28
For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

1 Corinthians 4:14
I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.

1 Thessalonians 2:7
But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:

1 Thessalonians 4:6
That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.

1 Thessalonians 5:14
Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

3 John 1:4
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

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