1 Thessalonians 2:11
New International Version
For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children,

New Living Translation
And you know that we treated each of you as a father treats his own children.

English Standard Version
For you know how, like a father with his children,

Berean Study Bible
For you know that we treated each of you as a father treats his own children—

Berean Literal Bible
just as you know how each one of you, as a father his own children,

King James Bible
As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children,

New King James Version
as you know how we exhorted, and comforted, and charged every one of you, as a father does his own children,

New American Standard Bible
just as you know how we were exhorting and encouraging and imploring each one of you as a father would his own children,

NASB 1995
just as you know how we were exhorting and encouraging and imploring each one of you as a father would his own children,

NASB 1977
just as you know how we were exhorting and encouraging and imploring each one of you as a father would his own children,

Amplified Bible
For you know how we were exhorting and encouraging and imploring each one of you just as a father does [in dealing with] his own children, [guiding you]

Christian Standard Bible
As you know, like a father with his own children,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As you know, like a father with his own children,

American Standard Version
as ye know how we dealt with each one of you, as a father with his own children, exhorting you, and encouraging you , and testifying,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Just as you know that we have been like a father to each one of you, pleading with his children, and we comfort your hearts and charge you

Contemporary English Version
You also know we did everything for you that parents would do for their own children.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As you know in what manner, entreating and comforting you, (as a father doth his children,)

English Revised Version
as ye know how we dealt with each one of you, as a father with his own children, exhorting you, and encouraging you, and testifying,

Good News Translation
You know that we treated each one of you just as parents treat their own children.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You know very well that we treated each of you the way a father treats his children. We comforted you and encouraged you. Yet, we insisted that

International Standard Version
You know very well that we treated each of you the way a father treats his children.

Literal Standard Version
even as you have known how we are exhorting each one of you, as a father his own children, and comforting, and testifying,

NET Bible
As you know, we treated each one of you as a father treats his own children,

New Heart English Bible
As you know, as a father with his own children,

Weymouth New Testament
For you know that we acted towards every one of you as a father does towards his own children, encouraging and cheering you,

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul's Ministry
10You are witnesses, and so is God, of how holy, righteous, and blameless our conduct was among you who believed. 11For you know that we treated each of you as a father treats his own children— 12encouraging you, comforting you, and urging you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.…

Cross References
Luke 16:28
for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also end up in this place of torment.'

1 Corinthians 4:14
I am not writing this to shame you, but to warn you as my beloved children.

1 Thessalonians 2:7
On the contrary, we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother caring for her children.

1 Thessalonians 4:6
and no one should ever violate or exploit his brother in this regard, because the Lord will avenge all such acts, as we have already told you and solemnly warned you.

1 Thessalonians 5:14
And we urge you, brothers, to admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, and be patient with everyone.

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


Treasury of Scripture

As you know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father does his children,

have.

1 Thessalonians 4:1
Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.

1 Thessalonians 5:11
Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

Acts 20:2
And when he had gone over those parts, and had given them much exhortation, he came into Greece,

charged.

Numbers 27:19
And set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation; and give him a charge in their sight.

Deuteronomy 3:28
But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him: for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see.

Deuteronomy 31:14
And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thy days approach that thou must die: call Joshua, and present yourselves in the tabernacle of the congregation, that I may give him a charge. And Moses and Joshua went, and presented themselves in the tabernacle of the congregation.

as.

Genesis 50:16,17
And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying, …

1 Chronicles 22:11-13
Now, my son, the LORD be with thee; and prosper thou, and build the house of the LORD thy God, as he hath said of thee…

1 Chronicles 28:9,20
And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever…









(11) As (emphatic):" we lived holily--just (in fact) as you remember we tried to induce each one of you to live."

Every one,--Now they appeal to the individual recollection of the Thessalonians. It gives us an incidental glimpse of the apostolic method,--which was, to deal with individual souls. (Comp. Acts 20:20; Acts 20:31; Colossians 1:21.) St. Chrysostom exclaims: "Fancy! not one in all that multitude passed over!" The image is changed from that of motherly tenderness to that of fatherly direction.

Comforted is here used as almost equivalent to "exhorted," or, rather, encouraged, when the moral aspirations were beginning to flag.

Charged.--Better, adjured; so Galatians 5:3. . . .

Verse 11. - As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children. The translation of this verse is somewhat faulty; it ought to be, as in the R.V., as ye know how we dealt with each one of you, as a father with his own children, exhorting you, and encouraging you, and testifying. Paul here changes the image from that of a nursing mother to that of a father; because then he was speaking of his tender care for his converts, whereas here he speaks of the instructions and admonitions which he gave them; as a mother he nourished their spiritual life, and as a father he superintended their spiritual education. "Exhorting and comforting and charging;" representing three modes of the apostle's instructions: "exhorting" denotes also encouraging and consoling; "comforting" denotes supporting and sustaining ("Comfort the feeble minded," 1 Thessalonians 5:14); and "charging" denotes testifying or protesting - a solemn pressing home of the exhortation to the hearers.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
For
καθάπερ (kathaper)
Adverb
Strong's 2509: Even as, just as. From katha and per; exactly as.

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

that [we treated]
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

each
ἕκαστον (hekaston)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 1538: Each (of more than two), every one. As if a superlative of hekas; each or every.

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

as
ὡς (hōs)
Adverb
Strong's 5613: Probably adverb of comparative from hos; which how, i.e. In that manner.

a father
πατὴρ (patēr)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3962: Father, (Heavenly) Father, ancestor, elder, senior. Apparently a primary word; a 'father'.

[treats] his own
ἑαυτοῦ (heautou)
Reflexive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1438: Himself, herself, itself.

children.
τέκνα (tekna)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's 5043: A child, descendent, inhabitant. From the base of timoria; a child.


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