1 Thessalonians

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1 Thessalonians 1:5

“For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 1:5


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.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 1:5


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.

Discussion for 1 Thessalonians 1

  • Steve morrow
    1 timothy 1:9 knowing this that the law is not made for a righteous man but for the lawless and disobedient for the ungodly and for sinners for unholy and profane for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers for manslayers 10 for whoremongers for them that defile themselves with mankind for menstealers for liars for perjured persons and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine 11 ACCORDING TO THE GLORIOUS GOSPEL OF THE BLESSED GOD WHICH WAS COMMITTED TO MY TRUST-------ACTS 20:24 BUT NONE OF THESE THINGS MOVE ME NEITHER COUNT I MY LIFE DEAR UNTO MYSELF SO THAT I MIGHT FINISH MY COURSE WITH JOY AND THE MINISTRY WHICH I HAVE RECEIVED OF THE LORD JESUS TO TESTIFY THE GOSPEL OF THE GRACE OF GOD
  • Norma
    GOD is the Same ....yesterday...today and forever.. The HOLY GHOST WHICH WAS SENT TO BELIEVERS IN THE UPPER ROOM....WAS THE SAME SPIRIT JESUS...SAID...ITS EXPEDITE THAT I GO A WAY....FOR IF I GO AWAY...THE COMFORTER CAN NOT COME...THEY WERE INSTRUCTED YO GO TO JERUSALEM.... AND TARRY...OR WAIT.......UNTIL THEY BE INDUED...OR FILLED WITH POWER FROM ON HIGH.......THIS POWER IS....IS THE INDWELLING POWER OF GOD....THAT SAVES....SEALS...US UNTO REDEMPTION...DAY THIS POWER LEADS ...GUIDES....BY FAITH... POWER TO DO THE WILL IF GOD...THATS THE POWER THESSALONIANS 1:5 IS EXPLAINING IT IS FOR EVERY BELIEVER...WITHOUT THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST....WE ARE NOT HIS....
  • Pastor lawrence pounda
    These men of God had a burning message of God pouring out to the lost but sorely rejected and persecuted were they till we can hear Paul's soul searching heart define his and their own intent for preaching so earnestly under the de rest of persecution. The warfare become evident they were not wrestling with flesh and blood but with spiritual wickness in places which had the unbelievers carnal.
  • Nkosana
    Praise God for his work of faith and labour of love and also what his son has done BY delivering us from the wrath to come. Let us love each other In God being thankful to God for everything, meditating on that which is good, praying and wishing each other Godly grace and peace as we are Gods true representatives and as such we must turn to God from our idols. We must serve the living and true God
  • Wayne
    As we wait for the arrival of Christ Jesus we are delivered from the wrath to come!!!
  • Joseph clever
    As I read this scripture, I realize that the apostles speaking at that time had me in mind