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so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.
King James Bible
So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.
American Standard Version
even so, being affectionately desirous of you, we were well pleased to impart unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were become very dear to us.
Young's Literal Translation
so being desirous of you, we are well-pleased to impart to you not only the good news of God, but also our own souls, because beloved ye have become to us,
1 Thessalonians 2:8 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Being affectionately desirous of you - We had such intense love for you that we were not only willing and forward to preach the unsearchable riches of Christ to you, but also to give our own lives for your sake, because ye were dear, διοτι αγαπητοι ἡμιν, because ye were beloved by us. The words used here by the apostle are expressive of the strongest affection and attachment.
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Jeremiah 13:15-17 Hear you, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD has spoken...
Romans 1:11,12 For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, to the end you may be established...
Romans 9:1-3 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost...
Romans 10:1 Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
Romans 15:29 And I am sure that, when I come to you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.
2 Corinthians 6:1,11-13 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you receive not the grace of God in vain...
Galatians 4:19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,
Philippians 1:8 For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.
Philippians 2:25,26 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labor, and fellow soldier, but your messenger...
Colossians 1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
Colossians 4:12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, salutes you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers...
Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account...
Acts 20:23,24 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesses in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me...
2 Corinthians 12:15 And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.
Philippians 2:17 Yes, and if I be offered on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.
1 John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.
Luke 7:2 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear to him, was sick, and ready to die.
Philippians 2:20 For I have no man like minded, who will naturally care for your state.
Philippians 4:1 Therefore, my brothers dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, my dearly beloved.
Colossians 1:7 As you also learned of Epaphras our dear fellow servant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ;
Philemon 1:1 Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, to Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellow laborer,
1 Thessalonians 2:8 Parallel CommentariesAffection Dear Delighted Desire Desirous Fond Full Good Gospel Impart Imparted Joy Longing News Pleased Ready Selves Share Souls Towards Well-Pleased WillingAffection Dear Delighted Desire Desirous Fond Full Good Gospel Impart Imparted Joy Longing News Pleased Ready Selves Share Souls Towards Well-Pleased WillingTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Romans 1:1 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God--
2 Corinthians 12:15 So I will very gladly spend for you everything I have and expend myself as well. If I love you more, will you love me less?
1 John 3:16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.