1 Thessalonians 2:8

“So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to haue imparted vnto you, not the Gospel of God only, but also our owne soules, because ye were deare vnto vs.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Having so fond an affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

even so, being affectionately desirous of you, we were well pleased to impart unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were become very dear to us.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Even so, being full of loving desire for you, we took delight in giving you not only God's good news, but even our lives, because you were dear to us.
- Basic English Bible

Thus, yearning over you, we had found our delight in having imparted to you not only the glad tidings of God, but our own lives also, because ye had become beloved of us.
- Darby Bible

So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted to you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear to us.
- Webster's Bible

Seeing that we were thus drawn affectionately towards you, it would have been a joy to us to have imparted to you not only God's Good News, but to have given our very lives also, because you had become very dear to us.
- Weymouth Bible

Even so, affectionately longing for you, we were well pleased to impart to you, not the Good News of God only, but also our own souls, because you had become very dear to us.
- World English Bible

so we desiringe you with greet loue, wolden haue bitake to you, not oneli the gospel of God, but also oure lyues, for ye ben maad most dereworthe to vs.
- Wycliffe Bible

so being desirous of you, we are well-pleased to impart to you not only the good news of God, but also our own souls, because beloved ye have become to us,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 2:8


2:8 To impart our own souls - To lay down our lives for your sake.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 2:8


1Th 2:8 But also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us. You were so dear to us that we not only were willing to impart the gospel, but would have given our lives to you and for you.

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