I Thessalonians 2:1-13

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1For you yourselves know, brethren, that our coming to you was not in vain. 2But even after we had suffered before and were spitefully treated at #Acts 14:5; 16:19–24; Phil. 1:30Philippi, as you know, we were #Acts 17:1–9bold in our God to speak to you the gospel of God in much conflict. 3#2 Cor. 7:2For our exhortation did not come from error or uncleanness, nor was it in deceit.
4But as #1 Cor. 7:25we have been approved by God #Titus 1:3to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, #Gal. 1:10not as pleasing men, but God #Prov. 17:3who tests our hearts. 5For #2 Cor. 2:17neither at any time did we use flattering words, as you know, nor a cloak for covetousness—#Rom. 1:9; 1 Thess. 2:10God is witness. 6#1 Tim. 5:17Nor did we seek glory from men, either from you or from others, when #1 Cor. 9:4we might have #2 Cor. 11:9made demands #1 Cor. 9:1as apostles of Christ. 7But #1 Cor. 2:3we were gentle among you, just as a nursing mother cherishes her own children. 8So, affectionately longing for you, we were well pleased #Rom. 1:11to impart to you not only the gospel of God, but also #2 Cor. 12:15; 1 John 3:16our own lives, because you had become dear to us. 9For you remember, brethren, our #Acts 18:3; 20:34, 35; 1 Cor. 4:12; 2 Thess. 3:7, 8labor and toil; for laboring night and day, #2 Cor. 12:13that we might not be a burden to any of you, we preached to you the gospel of God.
10#2 Cor. 1:12; 1 Thess. 1:5You are witnesses, and God also, #2 Cor. 7:2how devoutly and justly and blamelessly we behaved ourselves among you who believe; 11as you know how we exhorted, and comforted, and charged every one of you, as a father does his own children, 12#Eph. 4:1; Col. 1:10that you would walk worthy of God #Rom. 8:28; 1 Cor. 1:9; 1 Thess. 5:24; 2 Thess. 2:14; (2 Tim. 1:9)who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.
Their Conversion
13For this reason we also thank God #Rom. 1:8; 1 Thess. 1:2, 3without ceasing, because when you #Mark 4:20received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it #(Matt. 10:20; Gal. 4:14)not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively #(1 Pet. 1:23)works in you who believe.