1 Thessalonians 2:4
Good News Translation
Instead, we always speak as God wants us to, because he has judged us worthy to be entrusted with the Good News. We do not try to please people, but to please God, who tests our motives.

Contemporary English Version
God was pleased to trust us with his message. We didn't speak to please people, but to please God who knows our motives.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But as we were approved by God that the gospel should be committed to us: even so we speak, not as pleasing men but God, who proveth our hearts.

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But as we were approved by God that the gospel should be committed to us: even so we speak, not as pleasing men but God, who proveth our hearts.

as we.

1 Corinthians 7:25 Now, concerning virgins, I have no commandment of the Lord: but I give counsel, as having obtained mercy of the Lord, to be faithful.

Ephesians 3:8 To me, the least of all the saints, is given this grace, to preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ:

1 Timothy 1:11-13 Which is according to the gospel of the glory of the blessed God which hath been committed to my trust. . . .

to be.

Luke 12:42 And the Lord said: Who thinkest thou is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord setteth over his family, to give them their measure of wheat in due season?

Luke 16:11 If then you have not been faithful in the unjust mammon, who will trust you with that which is the true?

1 Corinthians 4:1,2 Let a man so account of us as of the ministers of Christ and the dispensers of the mysteries of God. . . .

1 Corinthians 9:17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation is committed to me.

Galatians 2:7 But contrariwise, when they had seen that to me was committed the gospel of the uncircumcision, as to Peter was that of the circumcision.

1 Timothy 1:11,12 Which is according to the gospel of the glory of the blessed God which hath been committed to my trust. . . .

1 Timothy 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding the profane novelties of words and oppositions of knowledge falsely so called.

2 Timothy 1:14 Keep the good thing committed to thy trust by the Holy Ghost who dwelleth in us.

2 Timothy 2:2 And the things which thou hast heard of me by many witnesses, the same commend to faithful men who shall be fit to teach others also.

Titus 1:3 But hath in due times manifested his word in preaching, which is committed to me according to the commandment of God our Saviour:

not.

1 Corinthians 2:4,5 And my speech and my preaching was not in the persuasive words of human wisdom. but in shewing of the Spirit and power: . . .

2 Corinthians 4:2 But we renounce the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness nor adulterating the word of God: but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience, in the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 5:11,16 Knowing therefore the fear of the Lord, we use persuasion to men: but to God we are manifest. And I trust also that in your consciences we are manifest. . . .

Galatians 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? If I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Ephesians 6:6 Not serving to the eye, as it were pleasing men: but, as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.

Colossians 3:22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh: not serving to the eye, as pleasing men: but in simplicity of heart, fearing God.

but God.

Numbers 27:16 May the Lord the God of the spirits of all flesh provide a man, that may be over this multitude:

1 Kings 8:39 Then hear thou in heaven, in the place of thy dwelling, and forgive, and do so as to give to every one according to his ways, as thou shalt see his heart (for thou only knowest the heart of all the children of men)

1 Chronicles 29:17 I know my God that thou provest hearts, and lovest simplicity, wherefore I also in the simplicity of my heart, have joyfully offered all these things: and I have seen with great joy thy people, which are here present, offer thee their offerings.

Psalm 7:9 The wickedness of sinners shall be brought to nought; and thou shalt direct the just: the searcher of hearts and reins is God. Just

Psalm 17:3 Thou hast proved my heart, and visited it by night, thou hast tried me by fire: and iniquity hath not been found in me.

Psalm 44:21 If we have forgotten the name of our God, and if we have spread forth our hands to a strange god:

Psalm 139:1,2 Unto the end, a psalm of David. Lord, thou hast proved me, and known me: . . .

Proverbs 17:3 As silver is tried by fire, and gold in the furnace: so the Lord trieth the hearts.

Jeremiah 17:10 I am the Lord who search the heart, and prove the reins: who give to every one according to his way, and according to the fruit of his devices.

Jeremiah 32:19 Great in counsel, and incomprehensible in thought: whose eyes are open upon all the ways of the children of Adam, to render unto every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his devices.

John 2:24,25 But Jesus did not trust himself unto them: for that he knew all men, . . .

John 21:17 He said to him the third time: Simon, son of John, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he had said to him the third time: Lovest thou me? And he said to him: Lord, thou knowest all things: thou knowest that I love thee. He said to him: Feed my sheep.

Romans 8:27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what the Spirit desireth: because he asketh for the saints according to God.

Hebrews 4:13 Neither is there any creature invisible in his sight: but all things are naked and open to his eyes, to whom our speech is.

Revelation 2:23 And I will kill her children with death: and all the churches shall know that I am he that searcheth the reins and hearts. And I will give to every one of you according to your works. But to you I say

Context
Paul's Ministry
3For our exhortation was not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in deceit. 4But as we were approved by God that the gospel should be committed to us: even so we speak, not as pleasing men but God, who proveth our hearts. 5For neither have we used at any time the speech of flattery, as you know: nor taken an occasion of covetousness (God is witness):…
Cross References
Psalm 139:23
Prove me, O God, and know my heart: examine me, and know my paths.

Romans 8:27
And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what the Spirit desireth: because he asketh for the saints according to God.

2 Corinthians 2:17
For we are not as many, adulterating the word of God: but with sincerity: but as from God, before God, in Christ we speak.

Galatians 1:10
For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? If I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Galatians 2:7
But contrariwise, when they had seen that to me was committed the gospel of the uncircumcision, as to Peter was that of the circumcision.

1 Peter 4:11
If any man speak, let him speak, as the words of God. If any minister, let him do it, as of the power which God administereth: that in all things God may be honoured through Jesus Christ: to whom is glory and empire for ever and ever. Amen.

Additional Translations
Instead, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, not in order to please men but God, who examines our hearts.

but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God, the One examining our hearts.

But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which tries our hearts.

but even as we have been approved of God to be intrusted with the gospel, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God who proveth our hearts.

but even as we have been approved of God to have the glad tidings entrusted to us, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who proves our hearts.

but even as we have been approved of God to be intrusted with the gospel, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God which proveth our hearts.

But as we were allowed by God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who trieth our hearts.

But as God tested and approved us before entrusting us with His Good News, so in what we say we are seeking not to please men but to please God, who tests and approves our motives.

But even as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who tests our hearts.

but as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the good news, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God, who is proving our hearts,
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