1 Thessalonians 1:5
New International Version
because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake.

New Living Translation
For when we brought you the Good News, it was not only with words but also with power, for the Holy Spirit gave you full assurance that what we said was true. And you know of our concern for you from the way we lived when we were with you.

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.

Berean Study Bible
because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power, in the Holy Spirit, and with great conviction—just as you know we lived among you for your sake.

Berean Literal Bible
because our gospel came to you not in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit, and with much full assurance, just as you know what we were among you on account of you.

New American Standard Bible
for our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as 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.

Christian Standard Bible
because our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, in the Holy Spirit, and with full assurance. You know how we lived among you for your benefit,

Contemporary English Version
When we told you the good news, it was with the power and assurance that come from the Holy Spirit, and not simply with words. You knew what kind of people we were and how we helped you.

Good News Translation
For we brought the Good News to you, not with words only, but also with power and the Holy Spirit, and with complete conviction of its truth. You know how we lived when we were with you; it was for your own good.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, in the Holy Spirit, and with much assurance. You know what kind of men we were among you for your benefit,

International Standard Version
for the gospel we brought did not come to you in words only, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit, and with deep conviction. Indeed, you know what kind of people we proved to be while we were with you, acting on your behalf.

NET Bible
in that our gospel did not come to you merely in words, but in power and in the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction (surely you recall the character we displayed when we came among you to help you).

New Heart English Bible
and that our Good News came to you not in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and with much assurance. You know what kind of persons we showed ourselves to be among you for your sake.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because our evangelism was not in words only, but it was to you also in power and in The Spirit of Holiness and in true conviction. You also know how we have been among you for your sakes.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We know this because the Good News we brought came to you not only with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit, and with complete certainty. In the same way you know what kind of people we were while we were with you and the good things we did for you.

New American Standard 1977
for our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For our gospel did not come unto you in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and in full assurance as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

King James 2000 Bible
For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and in much assurance; as you know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

American King James Version
For our gospel came not to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as you 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.

Darby Bible Translation
For our glad tidings were not with you in word only, but also in power, and in [the] Holy Spirit, and in much assurance; even as ye know what we were 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.

World English Bible
and that our Good News came to you not in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and with much assurance. You know what kind of men we showed ourselves to be among you for your sake.

Young's Literal Translation
because our good news did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and in much assurance, even as ye have known of what sort we became among you because of you,
Study Bible
Greetings to the Thessalonians
4Brothers who are beloved by God, we know that He has chosen you, 5because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power, in the Holy Spirit, and with great conviction— just as you know we lived among you for your sake. 6And you became imitators of us and of the Lord when you welcomed the message with the joy of the Holy Spirit, in spite of your great suffering.…
Cross References
Luke 1:1
Many have undertaken to compose an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us,

Romans 15:13
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:19
by the power of signs and wonders, and by the power of the Spirit of God. So from Jerusalem all the way around to Illyricum, I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ.

1 Corinthians 9:14
In the same way, the Lord has prescribed that those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel.

2 Corinthians 6:6
in purity, knowledge, patience, and kindness; in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love;

Colossians 2:2
that they may be encouraged in heart, knit together in love, and filled with the full riches of complete understanding, so that they may know the mystery of God, namely Christ,

1 Thessalonians 2:10
You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous, and blameless our conduct was among you who believed.

2 Thessalonians 2:14
To this He called you through our gospel, so that you may share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Treasury of Scripture

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

our.

Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not …

Romans 2:16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ …

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 …

Galatians 2:2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them that gospel …

2 Thessalonians 2:14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory …

2 Timothy 2:8 Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the …

in word.

1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when you …

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 …

but.

Psalm 10:2,3 The wicked in his pride does persecute the poor: let them be taken …

Mark 16:20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with …

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

Acts 16:14 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city …

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power …

Romans 15:18,19 For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ …

1 Corinthians 1:24 But to them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power …

1 Corinthians 2:4,5 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Acts 2:33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received …

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

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

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

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 …

Galatians 3:2-5 This only would I learn of you, Received you the Spirit by the works …

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 …

Hebrews 2:4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with …

1 Peter 1:12 To whom it was revealed, that not to themselves, but to us they did …

in much.

Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, …

Hebrews 2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the …

Hebrews 6:11,18,19 And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence to …

Hebrews 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having …

2 Peter 1:10,19 Why the rather, brothers, give diligence to make your calling and …

what.

1 Thessalonians 2:1-11 For yourselves, brothers, know our entrance in to you, that it was …

Acts 20:18,19,33-35 And when they were come to him, he said to them, You know, from the …

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

1 Corinthians 4:9-13 For I think that God has set forth us the apostles last, as it were …

1 Corinthians 10:33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, …

2 Corinthians 4:1,2 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, …

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, …

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

1 Timothy 4:12-16 Let no man despise your youth; but be you an example of the believers, …

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 …

2 Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they may …







Lexicon
because
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

our
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

gospel
εὐαγγέλιον (euangelion)
Noun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 2098: From the same as euaggelizo; a good message, i.e. The gospel.

came
ἐγενήθη (egenēthē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

you
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

only
μόνον (monon)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3440: Alone, but, only. Neuter of monos as adverb; merely.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

word,
λόγῳ (logō)
Noun - Dative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

but
ἀλλὰ (alla)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

also
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

power,
δυνάμει (dynamei)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1411: From dunamai; force; specially, miraculous power.

in
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

[the] Holy
Ἁγίῳ (Hagiō)
Adjective - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 40: Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

Spirit,
Πνεύματι (Pneumati)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 4151: Wind, breath, spirit.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

with
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

great
πολλῇ (pollē)
Adjective - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4183: Much, many; often.

conviction—
πληροφορίᾳ (plērophoria)
Noun - Dative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 4136: Full assurance, conviction, confidence. From plerophoreo; entire confidence.

just as
καθὼς (kathōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2531: According to the manner in which, in the degree that, just as, as. From kata and hos; just as, that.

you know
οἴδατε (oidate)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

we lived
ἐγενήθημεν (egenēthēmen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

among
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; 'in, ' at, on, by, etc.

you
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

for your sake.
δι’ (di’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1223: A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through.
(5) "If God had not set His heart upon you, we never could have been as successful among you as we were."

Our gospel came not unto you.--Or rather, the glad tidings which we brought did not prove among you, in its action upon you.

In word only.--Comp. 1Corinthians 2:4; 1Corinthians 4:20. "It did not consist merely of so much eloquent instruction, but also we found we were speaking with a conscious power--indeed with all the force of the Holy Ghost--and with an overmastering conviction that we were right and should prevail." That by the "power," "assurance," etc., are meant the preachers' own, and not the people's, is proved by the next clause, "as ye know."

In the Holy Ghost.--The Greek here omits the definite article. In such cases attention is not so much called to the Blessed Person Himself, as to the exalted, inspired enthusiasm with which He fills us. The union of the divine and human spirit is so close (see 1Corinthians 6:17) that it is often hard in the New Testament to distinguish which is meant.

As ye know sums up with an appeal to their memory: "In fact, you recollect what God made us like among you."

For your sake gives not their own purpose, but God's, carrying on the thought of the "election."

Verse 5. - For; or rather, how that (R.V.); or, because; assigning the reasons for Paul's confidence in their election; and these reasons were two: first, the powerful entrance which the gospel had among them; and secondly, the joyful reception which was given to it by the Thessalonians. Our gospel; that is, the gospel which was preached by us. Came not unto you in word only. The gospel came in word, for this was a necessary pre-requisite, but "not in word only," that is, it was not a bare publication or communication in human words. But in power. Some restrict the epithets which here follow to the teachers, as denoting the mode in which they preached the gospel; but it is better to refer them both to the teachers and the taught. By "power" is not meant miracles, but, in contrast to "word," the power with which Paul and his companions preached, and the impression which the gospel made on the hearers. And in the Holy Ghost. Here also the reference is, not to miraculous gifts, but to the influences of the Spirit accompanying the preaching of the gospel; such was the efficacy of Paul's preaching that it proved itself to be accompanied by the operation of the Holy Ghost in the conversion of his hearers. There is here an ascent: the gospel came in power, and, what is more, it came in the Holy Ghost. And in much assurance. By "assurance" here is meant the confidence with which Paul and his fellow-workers preached the gospel to the Thessalonians, and the fullness of conviction with which the Thessalonians received it. As ye know. An appeal to their knowledge that what he now states is true. What manner of men we were among you. Alluding to the blamelessness of their behavior when in Thessalonica. For your sake; namely, that we sought not our own profit or advantage, but your spiritual good. 1:1-5 As all good comes from God, so no good can be hoped for by sinners, but from God in Christ. And the best good may be expected from God, as our Father, for the sake of Christ. We should pray, not only for ourselves, but for others also; remembering them without ceasing. Wherever there is a true faith, it will work; it will affect both the heart and life. Faith works by love; it shows itself in love to God, and love to our neighbour. And wherever there is a well-grounded hope of eternal life, this will appear by the exercise of patience; and it is a sign of sincerity, when in all we do, we seek to approve ourselves to God. By this we may know our election, if we not only speak of the things of God with out lips, but feel their power in our hearts, mortifying our lusts, weaning us from the world, and raising us up to heavenly things. Unless the Spirit of God comes with the word of God, it will be to us a dead letter. Thus they entertained it by the power of the Holy Ghost. They were fully convinced of the truth of it, so as not to be shaken in mind by objections and doubts; and they were willing to leave all for Christ, and to venture their souls and everlasting condition upon the truth of the gospel revelation.
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