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,

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
as ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father with his children,

King James 2000 Bible
As you know how we exhorted and encouraged and charged every one of you, as a father does his children,

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
As you know in what manner, entreating and comforting 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,

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,

Webster's Bible Translation
As ye know how we exhorted, and comforted, and charged every one of you, as a father doth his 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,
Study Bible
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. 12We encouraged you and comforted you as we urged 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 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 exploit or take advantage of 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…







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

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

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

each
ἕκαστον (hekaston)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

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

a father
πατὴρ (patēr)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 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 Greek 1438: Himself, herself, itself.

children.
τέκνα (tekna)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 5043: A child, descendent, inhabitant. From the base of timoria; a child.
(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. 2:7-12 Mildness and tenderness greatly recommend religion, and are most conformable to God's gracious dealing with sinners, in and by the gospel. This is the way to win people. We should not only be faithful to our calling as Christians, but in our particular callings and relations. Our great gospel privilege is, that God has called us to his kingdom and glory. The great gospel duty is, that we walk worthy of God. We should live as becomes those called with such a high and holy calling. Our great business is to honour, serve, and please God, and to seek to be worthy of him.
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