1 Thessalonians 2:1
New International Version
You know, brothers and sisters, that our visit to you was not without results.

New Living Translation
You yourselves know, dear brothers and sisters, that our visit to you was not a failure.

English Standard Version
For you yourselves know, brothers, that our coming to you was not in vain.

Berean Study Bible
You yourselves know, brothers, that our visit to you was not in vain.

Berean Literal Bible
For you yourselves know, brothers, that our coming to you has not been in vain.

New American Standard Bible
For you yourselves know, brethren, that our coming to you was not in vain,

King James Bible
For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain:

Christian Standard Bible
For you yourselves know, brothers and sisters, that our visit with you was not without result.

Contemporary English Version
My friends, you know our time with you wasn't wasted.

Good News Translation
Our friends, you yourselves know that our visit to you was not a failure.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For you yourselves know, brothers, that our visit with you was not without result.

International Standard Version
For you yourselves know, brothers, that our visit to you was not a waste of time.

NET Bible
For you yourselves know, brothers and sisters, about our coming to you--it has not proven to be purposeless.

New Heart English Bible
For you yourselves know, brothers, our visit to you was not in vain,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you know, my brethren, that our introduction to you has not been for nothing.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You know, brothers and sisters, that our time with you was not wasted.

New American Standard 1977
For you yourselves know, brethren, that our coming to you was not in vain,

Jubilee Bible 2000
For you yourselves, brethren, know that our entrance unto you was not vain,

King James 2000 Bible
For yourselves, brethren, know our visit unto you, that it was not in vain:

American King James Version
For yourselves, brothers, know our entrance in to you, that it was not in vain:

American Standard Version
For yourselves, brethren, know our entering in unto you, that it hath not been found vain:

Douay-Rheims Bible
For yourselves know, brethren, our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain:

Darby Bible Translation
For ye know yourselves, brethren, our entering in which [we had] to you, that it has not been in vain;

English Revised Version
For yourselves, brethren, know our entering in unto you, that it hath not been found vain:

Webster's Bible Translation
For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance to you, that it was not in vain:

Weymouth New Testament
For you yourselves, brethren, know that our visit to you did not fail of its purpose.

World English Bible
For you yourselves know, brothers, our visit to you wasn't in vain,

Young's Literal Translation
For yourselves have known, brethren, our entrance in unto you, that it did not become vain,
Study Bible
Paul's Ministry
1You yourselves know, brothers, that our visit to you was not in vain. 2As you are aware, we had already endured suffering and shameful treatment in Philippi. But in the face of strong opposition, we were bold in our God to speak to you the gospel of God.…
Cross References
1 Thessalonians 1:9
For they themselves report what kind of welcome you gave us, and how you turned away from idols to serve the living and true God

2 Thessalonians 1:10
on the day He comes to be glorified in His saints and regarded with wonder by all who have believed, including you who have believed our testimony.

Treasury of Scripture

For yourselves, brothers, know our entrance in to you, that it was not in vain:

our.

1 Thessalonians 2:13
For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

1 Thessalonians 1:3-10
Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; …

2 Thessalonians 3:1
Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:

in vain.

1 Thessalonians 3:5
For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labour be in vain.

Job 39:16
She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers: her labour is in vain without fear;

Psalm 73:13
Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency.







Lexicon
You yourselves
Αὐτοὶ (Autoi)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

know,
οἴδατε (oidate)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

brothers,
ἀδελφοί (adelphoi)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.

that
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

our
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

visit
εἴσοδον (eisodon)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1529: (act of) entering, an entrance, entry. From eis and hodos; an entrance.

to
πρὸς (pros)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 4314: To, towards, with. A strengthened form of pro; a preposition of direction; forward to, i.e. Toward.

you
ὑμᾶς (hymas)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Accusative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

was
γέγονεν (gegonen)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1096: A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

not
οὐ (ou)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

in vain.
κενὴ (kenē)
Adjective - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2756: Apparently a primary word; empty.
II.

(1) For yourselves brethren, know.--The writers' purpose is practical, not didactic; they there-fore animate their converts with the stirring memories of their conversion. "We need not go to these foreign witnesses for the tale of how we came to you; for you recollect it as if it were yesterday." The "for" (as in 1Thessalonians 1:8) implies "for in fact," "for after all." The thought of 1Thessalonians 1:5; 1Thessalonians 1:9. is here resumed, but with a different purpose: there it was to prove that the work was God's work; here, "to stir up their pure minds by way of remembrance."

Not in vain draws a little too much attention to the result of their coming. It should be, not vain--i.e., not purposeless and idle. This may be seen from the contrast drawn in the following words.

Verse 1. - For yourselves, brethren; in contrast to other persons. Not only do strangers report the power and efficacy of our preaching among you, but you yourselves arc experimentally acquainted with it. Know our entrance in unto you; referring, not merely to the mere preaching of the gospel to the Thessalonians, but to the entrance which the gospel found into their hearts - to its coming, not in word only, but also in power (1 Thessalonians 1:5). That it was not in vain; not empty, useless, to no purpose, - descriptive of the character of the apostolic entrance among them. Our entrance among you was not powerless, unreal; on the contrary, it was mighty, energetic, powerful. The reference is chiefly to the manner or mode in which Paul and his companions preached the gospel, though not entirely excluding the success of the gospel among the Thessalonians (comp. l Corinthians 15:14, "And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain"). 2:1-6 The apostle had no wordly design in his preaching. Suffering in a good cause should sharpen holy resolution. The gospel of Christ at first met with much opposition; and it was preached with contention, with striving in preaching, and against opposition. And as the matter of the apostle's exhortation was true and pure, the manner of his speaking was without guile. The gospel of Christ is designed for mortifying corrupt affections, and that men may be brought under the power of faith. This is the great motive to sincerity, to consider that God not only sees all we do, but knows our thoughts afar off, and searches the heart. And it is from this God who trieth our hearts, that we must receive our reward. The evidences of the apostle's sincerity were, that he avoided flattery and covetousness. He avoided ambition and vain-glory.
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