1 Thessalonians 2:4

“But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But as we were allowed of God to bee put in trust with the Gospel, euen so wee speake, not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who examines our hearts.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

but even as we have been approved of God to be intrusted with the gospel, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God who proveth our hearts.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But even as the good news was given to us by the approval of God, so we give it out; not as pleasing men, but God by whom our hearts are tested.
- Basic English Bible

but even as we have been approved of God to have the glad tidings entrusted to us, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who proves our hearts.
- Darby Bible

But as we were allowed by God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who trieth our hearts.
- Webster's Bible

But as God tested and approved us before entrusting us with His Good News, so in what we say we are seeking not to please men but to please God, who tests and approves our motives.
- Weymouth Bible

But even as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who tests our hearts.
- World English Bible

but as we ben preued of God, that the gospel of God schulde be takun to vs, so we speken; not as plesynge to men, but to God that preueth oure hertis.
- Wycliffe Bible

but as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the good news, so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God, who is proving our hearts,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 2:4


1Th 2:4 So we speak. God had given them the gospel as a trust. They were "stewards of the mysteries of God" (1Co 4:1). They spoke as those faithful to a trust, seeking to please God instead of men.

Discussion for 1 Thessalonians 2:4

  • Brianna for verse 4
    As one of Jehovah 's witnesses, this is good reminder for me as I engage In my door to door ministry. We do have a gospel we preach , a paradise earth. It 's important for anyone who preaches, to speak as with truth to the bible, pleasing God and not men. There is no need to sugar coat the bible or alter it 's words to gain people. The bible is truth, and it will draw honest hearted people to Gof on its own merit.

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