“But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:”
King James Version (KJV)
2:7 But we were gentle - Mild, tender. In the midst of you - Like a hen surrounded with her young. Even as a nurse cherisheth her own children - The offspring of her own womb.
1Th 2:7 But we were gentle among you. Instead of throwing ourselves on our dignity as apostles.