1 Thessalonians 2:7

“But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 1 Thessalonians 2:7

But wee were gentle among you, euen as a nurse cherisheth her children:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

But we proved to be gentle among you, as a nursing {mother} tenderly cares for her own children.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But we were gentle in the midst of you, as when a nurse cherisheth her own children:
- American Standard Version (1901)

But we were gentle among you, like a woman caring for her little ones:
- Basic English Bible

but have been gentle in the midst of you, as a nurse would cherish her own children.
- Darby Bible

But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:
- Webster's Bible

On the contrary, in our relations to you we showed ourselves as gentle as a mother is when she tenderly nurses her own children.
- Weymouth Bible

But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother cherishes her own children.
- World English Bible

nether of othere, whanne we, as Cristis apostlis, miyten haue be in charge to you. But we weren maad litle in the myddil of you, as if a nursche fostre hir sones;
- Wycliffe Bible

But we became gentle in your midst, as a nurse may cherish her own children,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for 1 Thessalonians 2:7

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 2:7


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.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 2:7


1Th 2:7 But we were gentle among you. Instead of throwing ourselves on our dignity as apostles.

Discussion for 1 Thessalonians 2:7

  • Tim George on 1 Thessalonians 2:7
    But we were gentle among you as a nurse takes care of her children. Nursing is one of the most heavenly occupations, and may God bless all the nursing mothers who feed their children with the milk God provides. That is what the Apostles were doing to the Thessalonians by feeding them the Word of God. Thank God that you can do your occupation to the glory of God.


 

Do you have a Bible comment or question?


2000 characters remain...




Bible Options

Sponsored Links