1 Thessalonians 2:1
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English Standard Version
For you yourselves know, brothers, 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:

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:

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.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Was not in vain (οὐ κενὴ γέγονεν)

More accurately, hath not proved vain. Κενὴ is empty. Ματαία, also rendered vain, is fruitless.

1 Thessalonians 2:1 Parallel Commentaries

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our.

1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when you received the word of God which you heard of us...

1 Thessalonians 1:3-10 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ...

2 Thessalonians 3:1 Finally, brothers, 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...

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

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

Psalm 127:1 Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman wakes but in vain.

Isaiah 49:4 Then I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD...

Isaiah 65:23 They shall not labor in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the LORD...

Habakkuk 2:13 Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labor in the very fire...

1 Corinthians 15:2,10,58 By which also you are saved, if you keep in memory what I preached to you, unless you have believed in vain...

2 Corinthians 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you receive not the grace of God in vain.

Galatians 2:2 And I went up by revelation, and communicated to them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles...

Galatians 4:11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed on you labor in vain.

Philippians 2:16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither labored in vain.

Cross References
1 Thessalonians 1:9
For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,

2 Thessalonians 1:10
when he comes on that day to be glorified in his saints, and to be marveled at among all who have believed, because our testimony to you was believed.

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