New International Version
For the appeal we make does not spring from error or impure motives, nor are we trying to trick you.
King James Bible
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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Our exhortation - The word παρακλησιςhas a very extensive meaning; it signifies not only exhortation and teaching in general, but also encouragement, consolation, and the like. When the apostles exhorted or admonished men, it was that they should turn from evil to good, from misery to happiness, from Satan to God, and from hell to heaven. Their exhortations having this object, every word was consolatory; and as the truth which they delivered was unquestionable, therefore their ministry was a subject of the highest encouragement and joy.
Not of deceit - We did not endeavor to allure you with false pretences; we did not deceive you, nor were we deceived ourselves.
Nor of uncleanness - Such as the teachings of the Gentile philosophers were; their supreme gods were celebrated for their adulteries, fornications, uncleannesses, thefts, barbarities, and profligacies of the most odious kind. Our Gospel was pure; came from the pure and holy God; was accompanied with the influences of the Holy Spirit, and produced purity both in the hearts and lives of all that received it.
Nor in guile - We had no false pretences, and were influenced by no sinister motives.
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THE WORD OF GOD "When ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of man, but as it is in truth, the word of God." (1 Thessalonians 2:13.) THE Apostle here testifies that he believes himself to be the bearer of a revelation direct from God; that the words he speaks and the words he writes are not the words of man, but the Word of God, warm with his breath, filled with his thoughts, and stamped with his will. In this same epistle he writes: "For this we say unto …
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The Calling of the Regenerate:
Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means "son of encouragement"),
After the reading from the Law and the Prophets, the leaders of the synagogue sent word to them, saying, "Brothers, if you have a word of exhortation for the people, please speak."
2 Corinthians 4:2
Rather, we have renounced secret and shameful ways; we do not use deception, nor do we distort the word of God. On the contrary, by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone's conscience in the sight of God.
2 Corinthians 6:8
through glory and dishonor, bad report and good report; genuine, yet regarded as impostors;
1 Thessalonians 4:7
For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life.
2 Thessalonians 2:11
For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie
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