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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
For our Gospel came not vnto you in word onely: but also in power, and in the holy Ghost, and in much assurance, as yee know what maner of men we were among you for your sake.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
for our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake.
- New American Standard Version (1995)
how that our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and `in' much assurance; even as ye know what manner of men we showed ourselves toward you for your sake.
- American Standard Version (1901)
Because our good news came to you, not in word only, but in power, and in the Holy Spirit, so that you were completely certain of it; even as you saw what our behaviour to you was like from our love to you.
- Basic English Bible
For our glad tidings were not with you in word only, but also in power, and in [the] Holy Spirit, and in much assurance; even as ye know what we were among you for your sakes:
- Darby Bible
For our gospel came not to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
- Webster's Bible
The Good News that we brought you did not come to you in words only, but also with power and with the Holy Spirit and with much certainty, for you know the sort of men we became among you, as examples for your sakes.
- Weymouth Bible
and that our Good News came to you not in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and with much assurance. You know what kind of men we showed ourselves to be among you for your sake.
- World English Bible
for oure gospel was not at you in word oneli, but also in vertu, and in the Hooli Goost, and in myche plente; as ye witen, whiche we weren among you for you;
- Wycliffe Bible
because our good news did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and in much assurance, even as ye have known of what sort we became among you because of you,
- Youngs Literal Bible
1:5 With power - Piercing the very heart with a sense of sin and deeply convincing you of your want of a Saviour from guilt, misery, and eternal ruin. With the Holy Ghost - Bearing an outward testimony, by miracles, to the truth of what we preached, and you felt: also by his descent through laying on of hands. With much assurance - Literally, with full assurance, and much of it: the Spirit bearing witness by shedding the love of God abroad in your hearts, which is the highest testimony that can be given. And these signs, if not the miraculous gifts, always attend the preaching of the gospel, unless it be in vain: neither are the extraordinary operations of the Holy Ghost ever wholly withheld, where the gospel is preached with power, and men are alive to God. For your sake - Seeking your advantage, not our own.
1Th 1:5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only. God gave the spoken word power, the power of the Holy Spirit which dictated it. But also in power. Observe that the "power" is referred to the preachers. Ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake. Ye know what was the life, the earnestness and the power of the Holy Spirit of us while we were preaching among you.
Rob's comment on 2014-05-08 20:00:12:
This is one of my favorite scriptures verses, and has been in my signature block for a while. Every time I read this verse I am reminded that I have faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Word of GOD. As a young believer I was also given the assurance of the Truth and shown many miraculous signs and wonders by the Holy Spirit to help open my eyes and heart to understand the Truth in the Word of GOD. Thank you LORD for helping me find the way to salvation, sending your Son to be my Savior and showing me daily that you are with me and listening to my prayers. Please bless those You have revealed Yourself to and trust in You to spread your wonderful Word and to be fruitful witness to your power and loving kindness. Amen.
Toni's comment on 2014-05-08 07:38:34:
God 's people have power. That is why it is essential to be baptized with the Holy Ghost and the fire. It is not in word only but God 's people must possess the power of God, to heal the sick, raise the dead, cast out devils. These are the infallible proof that Paul and the other apostles possessed that assured those that followed them they were sent by God. We too can possess that same power by the Holy Ghost if we submit, humble ourselves and give ourselves completely to God.
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