1 Thessalonians 2:6

“Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Thessalonians 2:6

Nor of men sought we glorie, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might haue beene burdensome, as the Apostles of Christ.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

nor did we seek glory from men, either from you or from others, even though as apostles of Christ we might have asserted our authority.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

nor seeking glory of men, neither from you nor from others, when we might have claimed authority as apostles of Christ.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Or looking for glory from men, from you or from others, when we might have made ourselves a care to you as Apostles of Christ.
- Basic English Bible

nor seeking glory from men, neither from you nor from others, when we might have been a charge as Christ's apostles;
- Darby Bible

Nor from men sought we glory, neither from you, nor yet from others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.
- Webster's Bible

nor did we seek glory either from you or from any other mere men, although we might have stood on our dignity as Christ's Apostles.
- Weymouth Bible

nor seeking glory from men (neither from you nor from others), when we might have claimed authority as apostles of Christ.
- World English Bible

nether of you,
- Wycliffe Bible

nor seeking of men glory, neither from you nor from others, being able to be burdensome, as Christ's apostles.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Thessalonians 2:6

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 2:6


2:6 Nor from others - Who would have honoured us more, if we had been burdensome - That is, taken state upon ourselves.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 2:6


1Th 2:6 Nor from men sought we glory. Enemies of the cross sought some motive to explain the devotion of the apostles to the work. When all others failed, they named the desire of glory, as though men would make themselves "offscouring" for the sake of glory (1Co 4:13). When we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ. They might have demanded glory, and stood on the dignity of the apostles' office, and required pecuniary support. Instead, they worked at Thessalonica with their own hands for a support. See 1Th 2:9.

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