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1 Thessalonians 2:10

    1 Thessalonians 2:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    You are witnesses, and God also, how piously and justly and blamelessly we behaved ourselves among you that believe:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Ye are witnesses, and God also , how holily and righteously and unblameably we behaved ourselves toward you that believe:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    You are witnesses, with God, how holy and upright and free from all evil was our way of life among you who have faith;

    Webster's Revision

    Ye are witnesses, and God also , how holily and righteously and unblameably we behaved ourselves toward you that believe:

    World English Bible

    You are witnesses with God, how holy, righteously, and blamelessly we behaved ourselves toward you who believe.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and righteously and unblameably we behaved ourselves toward you that believe:

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:10

    Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily - i.e., in reference to God; how justly in reference to men; and unblamably in reference to our spirit and conduct, as ministers of Christ, we behaved ourselves among you. What a consciousness of his own integrity must St. Paul have had to use the expressions that are here! No hypocrite, and none who did the work of the Lord carelessly, could make such an appeal both to God and man.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Thessalonians 2:10

    Ye are witnesses - They had a full opportunity of knowing his manner of life.

    And God also - See the notes on ver 5.

    How holily - Piously - observing all the duties of religion.

    And justly - In our contact with people. I did them no wrong.

    And unblameably - This seems to refer to his duties both to God and man. In reference to all those duties no one could bring a charge against him. Every duty was faithfully performed. This is not a claim to absolute perfection, but it is a claim to consistency of character, and to faithfulness in duty, which every Christian should be enabled to make. Every man professing religion should so live as to be able to appeal to all who have had an opportunity of knowing him, as witnesses that he was consistent and faithful, and that there was nothing which could be laid to his charge.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Thessalonians 2:10

    2:10 Holily - In the things of God. Justly - With regard to men. Unblamable - In respect of ourselves. Among you that believe - Who were the constant observers of our behaviour.