1 Thessalonians 2:3
Good News Translation
Our appeal to you is not based on error or impure motives, nor do we try to trick anyone.

Contemporary English Version
We didn't have any hidden motives when we won you over, and we didn't try to fool or trick anyone.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For our exhortation was not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in deceit.

New American Bible
Our exhortation was not from delusion or impure motives, nor did it work through deception.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For our exhortation was not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in deceit.

1 Thessalonians 2:5,6,11 For neither have we used at any time the speech of flattery, as you know: nor taken an occasion of covetousness (God is witness): . . .

1 Thessalonians 4:1,2 For the rest therefore, brethren, pray and beseech you in the Lord Jesus that, as you have received from us, how you ought to walk and to please God, so also you would walk, that you may abound the more. . . .

Numbers 16:15 Moses therefore being very angry, said to the Lord: Respect not their sacrifices: thou knowest that I have not taken of them so much as a young ass at any time, nor have injured any of them.

1 Samuel 12:3 Speak of me before the Lord, and before his anointed, whether I have taken any man's ox, or ass: if I have wronged any man, if I have oppressed any man, if I have taken a bribe at any man's hand: and I will despise it this day, and will restore it to you.

Acts 20:33,34 I have not coveted any man's silver, gold or apparel, as . . .

2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, adulterating the word of God: but with sincerity: but as from God, before God, in Christ we speak.

2 Corinthians 4:2,5 But we renounce the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness nor adulterating the word of God: but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience, in the sight of God. . . .

2 Corinthians 7:2 Receive us. We have injured no man: we have corrupted no man: we have overreached no man.

2 Corinthians 11:13 For such false apostles are deceitful workmen, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

2 Corinthians 12:16-18 But be it so: I did not burthen you: but being crafty, I caught you by guile. . . .

2 Peter 1:16 For we have not by following artificial fables made known to you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ: but we were eyewitnesses of his greatness.

Context
Paul's Ministry
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. 3For our exhortation was not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in deceit. 4But as we were approved by God that the gospel should be committed to us: even so we speak, not as pleasing men but God, who proveth our hearts.…
Cross References
Acts 4:36
And Joseph, who, by the apostles, was surnamed Barnabas (which is, by interpretation, The son of consolation), a Levite, a Cyprian born,

Acts 13:15
And after the reading of the law and the prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent to them, saying: Ye men, brethren, if you have any word of exhortation to make to the people, speak.

2 Corinthians 4:2
But we renounce the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness nor adulterating the word of God: but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience, in the sight of God.

2 Corinthians 6:8
By honour and dishonour: by evil report and good report: as deceivers and yet true: as unknown and yet known:

1 Thessalonians 4:7
For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto sanctification.

2 Thessalonians 2:11
That all may be judged who have not believed the truth but have consented to iniquity.

Additional Translations
For our appeal does not arise from deceit or ulterior motives or trickery.

For our exhortation was not of error, nor of impurity, nor in trickery;

For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:

For our exhortation is not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:

For our exhortation [was] not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile;

For our exhortation is not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile:

For our exhortation was not from deceit, nor from impurity, nor in guile;

For our preaching was not grounded on a delusion, nor prompted by mingled motives, nor was there fraud in it.

For our exhortation is not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in deception.

for our exhortation is not out of deceit, nor out of uncleanness, nor in guile,
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