1 Thessalonians 2:12
New International Version
encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.

New Living Translation
We pleaded with you, encouraged you, and urged you to live your lives in a way that God would consider worthy. For he called you to share in his Kingdom and glory.

English Standard Version
we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.

Berean Study Bible
encouraging you, comforting you, and urging you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.

Berean Literal Bible
we were exhorting and comforting you and charging unto you to walk worthily of God, who calls you into His kingdom and glory.

King James Bible
That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.

New King James Version
that you would walk worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.

New American Standard Bible
so that you would walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.

NASB 1995
so that you would walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.

NASB 1977
so that you may walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.

Amplified Bible
to live lives [of honor, moral courage, and personal integrity] worthy of the God who [saves you and] calls you into His own kingdom and glory.

Christian Standard Bible
we encouraged, comforted, and implored each one of you to walk worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
we encouraged, comforted, and implored each one of you to walk worthy of God, who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.

American Standard Version
to the end that ye should walk worthily of God, who calleth you into his own kingdom and glory.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To walk as it is suitable to God, who has called you into his Kingdom and into his glory.

Contemporary English Version
We begged, encouraged, and urged each of you to live in a way that would honor God. He is the one who chose you to share in his own kingdom and glory.

Douay-Rheims Bible
We testified to every one of you, that you would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.

English Revised Version
to the end that ye should walk worthily of God, who calleth you into his own kingdom and glory.

Good News Translation
We encouraged you, we comforted you, and we kept urging you to live the kind of life that pleases God, who calls you to share in his own Kingdom and glory.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
you should live in a way that proves you belong to the God who calls you into his kingdom and glory.

International Standard Version
We comforted and encouraged you, urging you to live in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.

Literal Standard Version
for your walking worthily of God, who is calling you to His own kingdom and glory.

NET Bible
exhorting and encouraging you and insisting that you live in a way worthy of God who calls you to his own kingdom and his glory.

New Heart English Bible
we exhorted, comforted, and implored every one of you to lead a life worthy of God, who calls you into his own Kingdom and glory.

Weymouth New Testament
and imploring you to live lives worthy of fellowship with God who is inviting you to share His own Kingship and glory.

World English Bible
to the end that you should walk worthily of God, who calls you into his own Kingdom and glory.

Young's Literal Translation
for your walking worthily of God, who is calling you to His own reign and glory.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Paul's Ministry
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. 13And we continually thank God because, when you received the word of God that you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as the true word of God—the word which is now at work in you who believe.…

Cross References
Genesis 5:22
And after he had become the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters.

Romans 8:28
And we know that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose.

2 Corinthians 4:6
For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made His light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 4:1
As a prisoner in the Lord, then, I urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling you have received:

1 Thessalonians 5:24
The One who calls you is faithful, and He will do it.

2 Thessalonians 1:10
on the day He comes to be glorified in His saints and regarded with wonder by all who have believed, including you who have believed our testimony.

2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we should always thank God for you, brothers who are loved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning to be saved by the sanctification of the Spirit and by faith in the truth.


Treasury of Scripture

That you would walk worthy of God, who has called you to his kingdom and glory.

walk.

1 Thessalonians 4:1,12
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…

Galatians 5:16
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.

Ephesians 4:1
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

who.

1 Thessalonians 5:24
Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.

Romans 8:30
Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

Romans 9:23,24
And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, …









(12) Hath called.--The right reading is, was calling, which has been altered because of the slight theological difficulty, on the analogy of Galatians 1:6, etc. The call is not simply a momentary act, but a continual beckoning upwards, until the privileges offered are actually attained. The Thessalonians at that time, though already by baptism members of the kingdom (Colossians 1:13), were not yet so assured in their new allegiance as to be certain of reaching the full-developed glory of that kingdom. Note again the thought of the Advent.

Verse 12. - That (or, to the end that) ye would walk worthy of God; so as to adorn the gospel of God. So in the Epistle to the Colossians: "That ye would walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing" (Colossians 1:10). Who hath called you; or, as the best attested manuscripts read, who calleth you. To his kingdom and glory. Not to be weakened as if it were a Hebraism for "his glorious kingdom," or "the kingdom of his glory;" but the kingdom and glory are to be viewed as two different objects. "God called you to Ms kingdom," namely, the Messianic kingdom which he has established on earth; and which will be completely realized at the advent. And "God called you to his glory," namely, the glory which is in reserve for all the members of his kingdom.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
We encouraged [you]
παρακαλοῦντες (parakalountes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3870: From para and kaleo; to call near, i.e. Invite, invoke.

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

comforted
παραμυθούμενοι (paramythoumenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3888: From para and the middle voice of a derivative of muthos; to relate near, i.e. encourage, console.

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

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

we urged
μαρτυρόμενοι (martyromenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3143: (properly: To call (summon) to witness, and then absolutely) To testify, protest, asseverate; To conjure, solemnly charge.

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

to walk
περιπατεῖν (peripatein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's 4043: From peri and pateo; to tread all around, i.e. Walk at large; figuratively, to live, deport oneself, follow.

in a manner worthy
ἀξίως (axiōs)
Adverb
Strong's 516: Worthily, in a manner worthy of. Adverb from axios; appropriately.

of God,
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

who
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

calls
καλοῦντος (kalountos)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2564: (a) I call, summon, invite, (b) I call, name. Akin to the base of keleuo; to 'call'.

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

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

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

kingdom
βασιλείαν (basileian)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 932: From basileus; properly, royalty, i.e. rule, or a realm.

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

glory.
δόξαν (doxan)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1391: From the base of dokeo; glory, in a wide application.


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