1 Thessalonians 2:3
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King James Version
For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:

Darby Bible Translation
For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile;

World English Bible
For our exhortation is not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in deception.

Young's Literal Translation
for our exhortation is not out of deceit, nor out of uncleanness, nor in guile,

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Geneva Study Bible

{3} For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of {b} uncleanness, nor in guile:

(3) To teach pure doctrine faithfully and with a pure heart.

(b) By any wicked and evil type of dealing.

1 Thessalonians 2:3 Parallel Commentaries

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Laboring under Difficulties
While Paul was careful to set before his converts the plain teaching of Scripture regarding the proper support of the work of God, and while he claimed for himself as a minister of the gospel the "power to forbear working" (1 Corinthians 9:6) at secular employment as a means of self-support, yet at various times during his ministry in the great centers of civilization he wrought at a handicraft for his own maintenance. Among the Jews physical toil was not thought strange or degrading. Through Moses
Ellen Gould White—The Acts of the Apostles

The Calling of the Regenerate:
"Whom He did predestinate, them He also called."--Rom. viii. 30. In order to hear, the sinner, deaf by nature, must receive hearing ears. "He that hath ears let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches." (Rev. ii. 7, 11, 17, 29; iii. 6, 13, 22). But by nature the sinner does not belong to these favored ones. This is a daily experience. Of two clerks in the same office, one obeys the call and the other rejects it; not because he despises it, but because he does not hear God's call in it. Hence
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

The Protevangelium.
As the mission of Christ was rendered necessary by the fall of man, so the first dark intimation of Him was given immediately after the fall. It is found in the sentence of punishment which was passed upon the tempter. Gen. iii. 14, 15. A correct understanding of it, however, can be obtained only after we have ascertained who the tempter was. It is, in the first place, unquestionable that a real serpent was engaged in the temptation; so that the opinion of those who maintain that the serpent is only
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

Cross References
Acts 4:36
And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus,

Acts 13:15
And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people, say on.

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

2 Corinthians 6:8
By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;

1 Thessalonians 4:7
For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.

2 Thessalonians 2:11
And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:

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