1 Thessalonians 2:5
Good News Translation
You know very well that we did not come to you with flattering talk, nor did we use words to cover up greed--God is our witness!

Contemporary English Version
You also know we didn't try to flatter anyone. God himself knows what we did wasn't a cover-up for greed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For neither have we used at any time the speech of flattery, as you know: nor taken an occasion of covetousness (God is witness):

New American Bible
Nor, indeed, did we ever appear with flattering speech, as you know, or with a pretext for greed—God is witness—

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For neither have we used at any time the speech of flattery, as you know: nor taken an occasion of covetousness (God is witness):

used.

Job 17:5 He promiseth a prey to his companions, and the eyes of his children shall fail.

Job 32:21,22 I will not accept the person of man, and I will not level God with man. . . .

Psalm 12:2,3 They have spoken vain things, every one to his neighbour: with deceitful lips, and with a double heart have they spoken. . . .

Proverbs 20:19 Meddle not with him that revealeth secrets, and walketh deceitfully, and openeth wide his lips.

Proverbs 26:28 A deceitful tongue loveth not truth: and a slippery mouth worketh ruin.

Proverbs 28:23 He that rebuketh a man, shall afterward find favour with him, more than he that by a flattering tongue deceiveth him.

Isaiah 30:10 Who say to the seers: See not: and to them that behold: Behold not for us those things that are right: speak unto us pleasant things, see errors for us.

Matthew 22:16 And they sent to him their disciples with the Herodians, saying: Master, we know that thou art a true speaker and teachest the way of God in truth. Neither carest thou for any man: for thou dost not regard the person of men.

2 Peter 2:18 For, speaking proud words of vanity, they allure by the desires of fleshly riotousness those who for a little while escape, such as converse in error:

a cloke.

Isaiah 56:11 And most impudent dogs, they never had enough: the shepherds themselves knew no understanding: all have turned aside into their own way, every one after his own gain, from the first even to the last.

Jeremiah 6:13 For from the least of them even to the greatest, all are given to covetousness: and from the prophet even to the priest, all are guilty of deceit.

Jeremiah 8:10 Therefore will I give their women to strangers, their fields to others for an inheritance: because from the least even to the greatest all follow covetousness: from the prophet even to the priest all deal deceitfully.

Micah 3:5 Then shall they cry to the Lord, and he will not hear them: and he will hide his face from them at that time, as they have behaved wickedly in their devices.

Malachi 1:10 Who is there among you, that will shut the doors, and will kindle the fire on my altar gratis? I have no pleasure in you, saith the Lord of hosts: and I will not receive a gift of your hand.

Matthew 23:14 Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you devour the houses of widows, praying long prayers. For this you shall receive the greater judgment.

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

Romans 16:18 For they that are such serve not Christ our Lord but their own belly: and by pleasing speeches and good words seduce the hearts of the innocent.

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 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 12:17 Did I overreach you by any of them whom I sent to you?

1 Timothy 3:3,8 Not given to wine, no striker, but modest, not quarrelsome, not covetous, but . . .

Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be without crime, as the steward of God: not proud, not subject to anger, nor given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre:

1 Peter 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking care of it, not by constraint but willingly, according to God: not for filthy lucre's sake but voluntarily:

2 Peter 2:3,14,15 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you. Whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not: and their perdition slumbereth not. . . .

Jude 1:11 Woe unto them! For they have gone in the way of Cain: and after the error of Balaam they have for reward poured out themselves and have perished in the contradiction of Core.

Revelation 18:12,13 Merchandise of gold and silver and precious stones: and of pearls and fine linen and purple and silk and scarlet: and all thyine wood: and all manner of vessels of ivory: and all manner of vessels of precious stone and of brass and of iron and of marble: . . .

God.

Romans 1:9 For God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make a commemoration of you:

Romans 9:1 I speak the truth in Christ: I lie not, my conscience bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost:

Galatians 1:20 Now the things which I write to you, behold, before God, I lie not.

Context
Paul's Ministry
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. 5For neither have we used at any time the speech of flattery, as you know: nor taken an occasion of covetousness (God is witness): 6Nor sought we glory of men, neither of you, nor of others.…
Cross References
Job 16:19
For behold my witness is in heaven, and he that knoweth my conscience is on high.

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

Romans 1:9
For God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make a commemoration of you:

1 Thessalonians 2:10
You are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and without blame we have been to you that have believed:

2 Peter 2:3
And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you. Whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not: and their perdition slumbereth not.

Additional Translations
As you know, we never used words of flattery or any pretext for greed. God is our witness!

For never at any time were we with word of flattery, just as you know, nor with a pretext for greed--God is witness--

For neither at any time used we flattering words, as you know, nor a cloak of covetousness; God is witness:

For neither at any time were we found using words of flattery, as ye know, nor a cloak of covetousness, God is witness;

For we have not at any time been [among you] with flattering discourse, even as ye know, nor with a pretext for covetousness, God [is] witness;

For neither at any time were we found using words of flattery, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness, God is witness;

For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness:

For, as you are well aware, we have never used the language of flattery nor have we found pretexts for enriching ourselves--God is our witness;

For neither were we at any time found using words of flattery, as you know, nor a cloak of covetousness (God is witness),

for at no time did we come with speech of flattery, (as ye have known,) nor in a pretext for covetousness, (God is witness!)
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