1 Thessalonians 2:1
Good News Translation
Our friends, you yourselves know that our visit to you was not a failure.

New Revised Standard Version
You yourselves know, brothers and sisters, that our coming to you was not in vain,

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

New American Bible
For you yourselves know, brothers, that our reception among you was not without effect.

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

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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


1 Thessalonians 2:13 Therefore, we also give thanks to God without ceasing: because, that when you had received of us the word of the hearing of God, you received it not as the word of men, but (as it is indeed) the word of God, who worketh in you that have believed.

1 Thessalonians 1:3-10 Being mindful of the work of your faith and labour and charity: and of the enduring of the hope of our Lord Jesus Christ before God and our Father. . . .

2 Thessalonians 3:1 For the rest, brethren, pray for us that the word of God may run and may be glorified, even as among you:

in vain.

1 Thessalonians 3:5 For this cause also, I, forbearing no longer, sent to know your faith: lest perhaps he that tempteth should have tempted you: and our labour should be made vain.

Job 39:16 She is hardened against her young ones, as though they were not hers, she hath laboured in vain, no fear constraining her.

Psalm 73:13 And I said: Then have I in vain justified my heart, and washed my hands among the innocent.

Psalm 127:1 A gradual canticle of Solomon. Unless the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it. Unless the Lord keep the city, he watcheth in vain that keepeth it.

Isaiah 49:4 And I said: I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength without cause and in vain: therefore my judgment is with the Lord, and my work with my God.

Isaiah 65:23 My elect shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth in trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the Lord, and their posterity with them.

Habakkuk 2:13 Are not these things from the Lord of hosts? for the people shall labour in a great fire: and the nations in vain, and they shall faint.

1 Corinthians 15:2,10,58 By which also you are saved, if you hold fast after what manner I preached unto you, unless you have believed in vain. . . .

2 Corinthians 6:1 And we helping do exhort you that you receive not the grace of God in vain.

Galatians 2:2 And I went up according to revelation and communicated to them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles: but apart to them who seemed to be some thing: lest perhaps I should run or had run in vain.

Galatians 4:11 I am afraid of you, lest perhaps I have laboured in vain among you.

Philippians 2:16 Holding forth the word of life to my glory in the day of Christ: because I have not run in vain, nor laboured in vain.

Paul's Ministry
1For yourselves know, brethren, our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain: 2But having suffered many things before and been shamefully treated, (as you know) at Philippi, we had confidence in our God, to speak unto you the gospel of God in much carefulness.…
Cross References
1 Thessalonians 1:9
For they themselves relate of us, what manner of entering in we had unto you: and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God.

2 Thessalonians 1:10
When he shall come to be glorified in his saints and to be made wonderful in all them who have believed; because our testimony was believed upon you in that day.

1 Thessalonians 1:10
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