1 Thessalonians 2:6
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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.

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.

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;

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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Nor of men sought we glory - As we preached not for worldly gain, so we preached not for popular applause; we had what we sought for-the approbation of God, and the testimony of a good conscience.

When we might have been burdensome - They had a right to their maintenance while they devoted themselves wholly to the work of the Gospel for the sake of the people's souls. Others understand the words εν βαρει ειναι, to be honorable; we sought no glory of you nor of others, though we were honorable as the apostles of Christ. כבוד cabod, in Hebrew, to which the Greek βαρος answers, signifies not only weight but glory; and in both these senses the apostle uses it, 2 Corinthians 4:17.

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of men.

Esther 1:4 When he showed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honor 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...

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

Daniel 4:30 The king spoke, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power...

John 5:41,44 I receive not honor from men...

John 7:18 He that speaks of himself seeks his own glory: but he that seeks his glory that sent him, the same is true...

John 12:43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

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

Galatians 5:26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

Galatians 6:13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.

1 Timothy 5:17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doctrine.


1 Thessalonians 2:9 For you remember, brothers, our labor and travail: for laboring night and day, because we would not be chargeable to any of you...

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...

2 Corinthians 13:10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness...

Philemon 1:8,9 Why, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin you that which is convenient...

been burdensome. or, used authority.

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...

1 Thessalonians 3:8,9 For now we live, if you 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 you my work in the Lord...

The Bible
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
I. M. Haldeman—Christ, Christianity and the Bible

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

Cross References
John 5:41
"I do not accept glory from human beings,

John 5:44
How can you believe since you accept glory from one another but 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 not the result of my work in the Lord?

1 Corinthians 9:4
Don't we have the right to food and drink?

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

Philemon 1:8
Therefore, although in Christ I could be bold and order you to do what you ought to do,

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