New Living Translation
We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God's Good News but our own lives, too.
King James Bible
So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.
Darby Bible Translation
Thus, yearning over you, we had found our delight in having imparted to you not only the glad tidings of God, but our own lives also, because ye had become beloved of us.
World English Bible
Even so, affectionately longing for you, we were well pleased to impart to you, not the Good News of God only, but also our own souls, because you had become very dear to us.
Young's Literal Translation
so being desirous of you, we are well-pleased to impart to you not only the good news of God, but also our own souls, because beloved ye have become to us,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:8 To impart our own souls - To lay down our lives for your sake.
This letter is from Paul, a slave of Christ Jesus, chosen by God to be an apostle and sent out to preach his Good News.
2 Corinthians 12:15
I will gladly spend myself and all I have for you, even though it seems that the more I love you, the less you love me.
1 John 3:16
We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters.
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