1 Thessalonians 2:13
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English Standard Version
And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
And for this cause we also thank God without ceasing, that, when ye received from us the word of the message, even the word of God, ye accepted it not as the word of men, but, as it is in truth, the word of God, which also worketh in you that believe.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

English Revised Version
And for this cause we also thank God without ceasing, that, when ye received from us the word of the message, even the word of God, ye accepted it not as the word of men, but, as it is in truth, the word of God, which also worketh in you that believe.

Webster's Bible Translation
For this cause also we thank God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard from 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.

Weymouth New Testament
And for this further reason we render unceasing thanks to God, that when you received God's Message from our lips, it was as no mere message from men that you embraced it, but as--what it really is--God's Message, which also does its work in the hearts of you who believe.

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Vincent's Word Studies

Also - we

Also may point to an expression of thanksgiving in a letter from the Thessalonians to Paul. You say "we give thanks to God." We also give thanks. Comp. 1 Thessalonians 1:2.

When ye received the word of God which ye heard of us (παραλαβόντες λόγον ἀκοῆς παρ' ἡμῶν τοῦ θεοῦ)

Rend. when ye received the word of the message (which came) from us, even the word of God. The words the word of the message from us form one conception, governed by παραλαβόντες having received or when ye received; therefore from us is not to be taken as depending on having received, as Rev. when ye received from us the word, etc. Of God (supply the word) is added in order to correct any possible false impression made by from us. Ἁκοή in N.T. means the sense of hearing, as Matthew 13:14; 1 Corinthians 12:17; 2 Peter 2:8 : or the organ of hearing equals ear, as Mark 7:35; Luke 7:1 : or a thing heard, a report, rumor, as John 12:38; Romans 10:16. The phrase λόγος ἀκοῆς or τῆς ἀκοῆς the word of hearing, or word of the message, signifies the word which is heard. Comp. Hebrews 4:2. See on the fame, Luke 4:37.

Effectually worketh (ἐνεργεῖται)

Referring to the word, not to God. Comp. Philippians 2:13. In the middle voice as here, used only by Paul and James, and only of things. See Ephesians 3:20; Colossians 1:29; James 5:16, and footnote on Colossians 1:29. The noun ἐνέργεια, Po. It means power in exercise, and is used only of superhuman power.

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thank. See on ch.

1 Thessalonians 1:2,3 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers...

Romans 1:8,9 First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world...

because.

Jeremiah 44:16 As for the word that you have spoken to us in the name of the LORD, we will not listen to you.

Matthew 10:13,14,40 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come on it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you...

Acts 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added to them about three thousand souls.

Acts 10:33 Immediately therefore I sent to you; and you have well done that you are come. Now therefore are we all here present before God...

Acts 13:45,48 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spoke against those things which were spoken by Paul...

Acts 16:14,30-34 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us...

Acts 17:11,18-20,32 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind...

Galatians 4:14 And my temptation which was in my flesh you despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus.

2 Peter 3:2 That you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets...

the word of God.

Jeremiah 23:28,29 The prophet that has a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that has my word, let him speak my word faithfully...

Luke 5:1 And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed on him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,

Luke 8:11,21 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God...

Luke 11:28 But he said, Yes rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

Acts 8:14 Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John:

Acts 13:44,46 And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God...

Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword...

1 Peter 1:25 But the word of the Lord endures for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached to you.

2 Peter 1:16-21 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ...

effectually.

1 Thessalonians 1:5-10 For our gospel came not to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance...

John 15:3 Now you are clean through the word which I have spoken to you.

John 17:17,19 Sanctify them through your truth: your word is truth...

Romans 6:17,18 But God be thanked, that you were the servants of sin...

2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory...

Colossians 1:6 Which is come to you, as it is in all the world; and brings forth fruit, as it does also in you, since the day you heard of it...

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword...

James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.

1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and stays for ever.

1 Peter 2:2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that you may grow thereby:

1 John 3:3 And every man that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure.

1 John 5:4,5 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world, even our faith...

Cross References
Haggai 1:12
Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the LORD their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the LORD their God had sent him. And the people feared the LORD.

Matthew 10:20
For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.

Romans 1:8
First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is proclaimed in all the world.

Romans 10:17
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

Galatians 4:14
and though my condition was a trial to you, you did not scorn or despise me, but received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 1:2
We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers,

Hebrews 4:2
For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened.

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