1 Thessalonians 2:3

“For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For our exhortation was not of deceite, nor of vncleannesse, nor in guile:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For our exhortation does not {come} from error or impurity or by way of deceit;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For our exhortation `is' not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:
- American Standard Version (1901)

For our witness does not come from error or from an unclean heart or from deceit:
- Basic English Bible

For our exhortation [was] not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile;
- Darby Bible

For our exhortation was not from deceit, nor from impurity, nor in guile;
- Webster's Bible

For our preaching was not grounded on a delusion, nor prompted by mingled motives, nor was there fraud in it.
- Weymouth Bible

For our exhortation is not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in deception.
- World English Bible

And oure exortacioun is not of errour, nether of vnclennesse, nether in gile,
- Wycliffe Bible

for our exhortation [is] not out of deceit, nor out of uncleanness, nor in guile,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 2:3


2:3 For our exhortation - That is, our preaching. A part is put for the whole. Is not, at any time, of deceit - We preach not a lie, but the truth of God. Nor of uncleanness - With any unholy or selfish view. This expression is not always appropriated to lust, although it is sometimes emphatically applied thereto. Nor in guile - But with great plainness of speech.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 2:3


1Th 2:3 For our exhortation [was] not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile. The message they preached did not spring from deceit, or unclean lives, or guile. It was in all sincerity, and hence they were "bold" (1Th 2:2).

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