1 Thessalonians 2:5

“For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Thessalonians 2:5

For neither at any time vsed wee flattering wordes, as yee knowe, nor a cloke of couetousnesse, God is witnesse:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For we never came with flattering speech, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed--God is witness--
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For neither at any time were we found using words of flattery, as ye know, nor a cloak of covetousness, God is witness;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For it is common knowledge among you that we never made use of smooth-sounding false words, and God is witness that at no time were we secretly desiring profit for ourselves,
- Basic English Bible

For we have not at any time been [among you] with flattering discourse, even as ye know, nor with a pretext for covetousness, God [is] witness;
- Darby Bible

For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness:
- Webster's Bible

For, as you are well aware, we have never used the language of flattery nor have we found pretexts for enriching ourselves--God is our witness;
- Weymouth Bible

For neither were we at any time found using words of flattery, as you know, nor a cloak of covetousness (God is witness),
- World English Bible

For nether we weren ony tyme in word of glosing, as ye witen, nether in occasioun of auerise; God is witnesse; nether sekinge glorie of men,
- Wycliffe Bible

for at no time did we come with speech of flattery, (as ye have known,) nor in a pretext for covetousness, (God [is] witness!)
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Thessalonians 2:5

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 2:5


2:5 Flattering words - This ye know. Nor a cloak of covetousness - Of this God is witness. He calls men to witness an open fact; God, the secret intentions of the heart. In a point of a mixed nature, #1Th 2:10|, he appeals both to God and man.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 2:5


1Th 2:5 For neither at any time used we flattering words. He would have used these if he had sought to please men, but he told them plainly of their sins. Nor a cloke of covetousness. Nor did he have a covetous motive and conceal it by fair pretenses.

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