1 Thessalonians 2:7

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

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.

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