1 Thessalonians 2:6
New International Version
We were not looking for praise from people, not from you or anyone else, even though as apostles of Christ we could have asserted our authority.

New Living Translation
As for human praise, we have never sought it from you or anyone else.

English Standard Version
Nor did we seek glory from people, whether from you or from others, though we could have made demands as apostles of Christ.

Berean Study Bible
Nor did we seek praise from you or from anyone else, although as apostles of Christ we had authority to demand it.

Berean Literal Bible
nor seeking glory from men, nor from you, nor from others, though having authority with weight to be, as apostles of Christ.

New American Standard Bible
nor did we seek glory from men, either from you or from others, even though as apostles of Christ we might have asserted our authority.

King James Bible
Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

Christian Standard Bible
and we didn't seek glory from people, either from you or from others.

Contemporary English Version
We were not trying to get you or anyone else to praise us.

Good News Translation
We did not try to get praise from anyone, either from you or from others,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and we didn't seek glory from people, either from you or from others.

International Standard Version
We did not seek praise from people—from you or from anyone else—

NET Bible
nor to seek glory from people, either from you or from others,

New Heart English Bible
nor seeking glory from people (neither from you nor from others), when we might have claimed authority as apostles of Christ.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Neither do we seek glory from the children of men; not from you, neither from others, when we could have been honored as Apostles of The Messiah.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
We didn't seek praise from people, from you or from anyone else,

New American Standard 1977
nor did we seek glory from men, either from you or from others, even though as apostles of Christ we might have asserted our authority.

Jubilee Bible 2000
nor did we seek glory of men neither of you nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome unto you as the apostles of Christ.

King James 2000 Bible
Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

American King James Version
Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

American Standard Version
nor seeking glory of men, neither from you nor from others, when we might have claimed authority as apostles of Christ.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Nor sought we glory of men, neither of you, nor of others.

Darby Bible Translation
nor seeking glory from men, neither from you nor from others, when we might have been a charge as Christ's apostles;

English Revised Version
nor seeking glory of men, neither from you, nor from others, when we might have been burdensome, as apostles of Christ.

Webster's Bible Translation
Nor from men sought we glory, neither from you, nor yet from others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

Weymouth New Testament
nor did we seek glory either from you or from any other mere men, although we might have stood on our dignity as Christ's Apostles.

World English Bible
nor seeking glory from men (neither from you nor from others), when we might have claimed authority as apostles of Christ.

Young's Literal Translation
nor seeking of men glory, neither from you nor from others, being able to be burdensome, as Christ's apostles.
Study Bible
Paul's Ministry
5As you know, we never used words of flattery or any pretext for greed. God is our witness! 6Nor did we seek praise from you or from anyone else, although as apostles of Christ we had authority to demand it. 7On the contrary, we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother caring for her children.…
Cross References
John 5:41
I do not accept glory from men,

John 5:44
How can you believe if you accept glory from one another, yet do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?

1 Corinthians 9:1
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are you yourselves not my workmanship in the Lord?

1 Corinthians 9:4
Have we no right to food and to drink?

2 Corinthians 4:5
For we do not proclaim ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.

Philemon 1:8
So although in Christ I am bold enough to order you to do what is proper,

Treasury of Scripture

Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

of men.

Esther 1:4
When he shewed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honour of his excellent majesty many days, even an hundred and fourscore days.

Esther 5:11
And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and all the things wherein the king had promoted him, and how he had advanced him above the princes and servants of the king.

Proverbs 25:27
It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.

when.

1 Thessalonians 2:9
For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.

1 Corinthians 9:4,6,12-18
Have we not power to eat and to drink? …

2 Corinthians 10:1,2,10,11
Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you, but being absent am bold toward you: …

been burdensome.

1 Corinthians 11:9
Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.

1 Corinthians 12:13-15
For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit…

1 Thessalonians 3:8,9
For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord…

as the.

1 Corinthians 9:1,2,4-6
Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not ye my work in the Lord? …







Lexicon
Nor
οὔτε (oute)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3777: And not, neither, nor. From ou and te; not too, i.e. Neither or nor; by analogy, not even.

did we seek
ζητοῦντες (zētountes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 2212: To seek, search for, desire, require, demand. Of uncertain affinity; to seek; specially, to worship, or to plot.

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

from
ἀφ’ (aph’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

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

[or]
οὔτε (oute)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3777: And not, neither, nor. From ou and te; not too, i.e. Neither or nor; by analogy, not even.

from
ἀπ’ (ap’)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 575: From, away from. A primary particle; 'off, ' i.e. Away, in various senses.

anyone else,
ἄλλων (allōn)
Adjective - Genitive Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 243: Other, another (of more than two), different. A primary word; 'else, ' i.e. Different.

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

apostles
ἀπόστολοι (apostoloi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 652: From apostello; a delegate; specially, an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ.

of Christ
Χριστοῦ (Christou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

we had authority
δυνάμενοι (dynamenoi)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1410: (a) I am powerful, have (the) power, (b) I am able, I can. Of uncertain affinity; to be able or possible.

to demand
βάρει (barei)
Noun - Dative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 922: Probably from the same as basis; weight; in the New Testament only, figuratively, a load, abundance, authority.

[it].
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.
(6) Glory--i.e., recognition of our splendid position, as in the phrase "giving glory to God," i.e., "recognising Him for what He is," John 5:44. (Comp. John 12:43; Romans 2:29; 1Corinthians 4:5.)

Been burdensome.--The marginal reading is on the whole preferable. The original is, might have been in weight--i.e., "have dealt heavily with you," in all the pomp of apostolic dignity, making people acknowledge our "glory." Although, no doubt, one means of asserting their authority would have been to claim their maintenance from the Church (comp. 1Corinthians 9:1-6), more is meant than the mere obtaining of money.

Apostles of Christ.--The title seems here to be bestowed on St. Silas and St. Timothy just as in Acts 14:14 upon St. Barnabas. As official dignity is here the point, it cannot simply (according to the etymology of the word) mean "Christ's missionaries," as we speak of "the Apostle of England," &c., i.e., the earliest great preacher of the gospel there. The episcopal office (which St. Timothy, at any rate, held somewhat later) may perhaps be here ranked with the apostolate. Thus, in Galatians 1:19, St. James, the Bishop of Jerusalem, wears the title, though it is scarcely probable that he was one of the Twelve. Andronicus and Junias, in Romans 16:7; Epaphroditus, in Philippians 2:25 (where it is wrongly translated "messenger," as also in 2Corinthians 8:23), are called Apostles. In 1Corinthians 12:28, Ephesians 4:11, probably also in Ephesians 2:20, Revelation 2:2, the first rank in the threefold ministry of the Church seems to be meant, for the reference is to the orderly Organisation of the Society. However, in our present passage it may conceivably be stretched to mean "as an Apostle and his following." The definite article should be struck out.

Verse 6. - Nor of (or, from) men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome. These words admit of two meanings. The apostle may refer to his refusal to seek maintenance from the Thessalonians, and in this sense become a burden to them. But such a meaning does not suit the context; and besides: this refusal of maintenance is afterwards alluded to by the apostle. The reference here is not to maintenance, but to glory: we did not seek glory from you, when we might have been burdensome, when we might have done so. Hence the word is to be taken in the sense of honor, importance; when we might have claimed honor. As - in virtue of our character as - the apostles of Christ. Paul does not speak of himself alone, but he includes Silas and Timothy, and therefore the word "apostles" is to be taken, not in its restricted, but in its wider meaning. 2:1-6 The apostle had no wordly design in his preaching. Suffering in a good cause should sharpen holy resolution. The gospel of Christ at first met with much opposition; and it was preached with contention, with striving in preaching, and against opposition. And as the matter of the apostle's exhortation was true and pure, the manner of his speaking was without guile. The gospel of Christ is designed for mortifying corrupt affections, and that men may be brought under the power of faith. This is the great motive to sincerity, to consider that God not only sees all we do, but knows our thoughts afar off, and searches the heart. And it is from this God who trieth our hearts, that we must receive our reward. The evidences of the apostle's sincerity were, that he avoided flattery and covetousness. He avoided ambition and vain-glory.
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