1 Thessalonians 2:6
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English Standard Version
Nor did we seek glory from people, whether from you or from others, though we could have made demands as apostles of Christ.

King James Bible
Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

American Standard Version
nor seeking glory of men, neither from you nor from others, when we might have claimed authority as apostles of Christ.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Nor sought we glory of men, neither of you, nor of others.

English Revised Version
nor seeking glory of men, neither from you, nor from others, when we might have been burdensome, as apostles of Christ.

Webster's Bible Translation
Nor from men sought we glory, neither from you, nor yet from others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.

Weymouth New Testament
nor did we seek glory either from you or from any other mere men, although we might have stood on our dignity as Christ's Apostles.

1 Thessalonians 2:6 Parallel
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Vincent's Word Studies

Of men (ἐξ ἀνθρώπων)

To extract glory from men.

When we might have been burdensome (δυνάμενοι ἐν βάρει εἶναι)

Lit. being able to be in weight. The phrase ἐν βάρει in weight is unique in N.T., and does not occur in lxx. The better rendering here is to be in authority. Paul means that his position as an apostle would have warranted him in asserting authority or standing on his dignity, which he did not do. Βάρος weight, in the sense of influence, is found in late Greek. Paul's Epistles were called weighty (βαρεῖαι), 2 Corinthians 10:10 : others explain as referring to the apostolic right to exact pecuniary support.

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of men.

Esther 1:4 When he showed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honor of his excellent majesty many days, even an hundred and fourscore days.

Esther 5:11 And Haman told them of the glory of his riches, and the multitude of his children, and all the things wherein the king had promoted him...

Proverbs 25:27 It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.

Daniel 4:30 The king spoke, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power...

John 5:41,44 I receive not honor from men...

John 7:18 He that speaks of himself seeks his own glory: but he that seeks his glory that sent him, the same is true...

John 12:43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.

Galatians 1:10 For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Galatians 5:26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

Galatians 6:13 For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.

1 Timothy 5:17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially they who labor in the word and doctrine.

when.

1 Thessalonians 2:9 For you remember, brothers, our labor and travail: for laboring night and day, because we would not be chargeable to any of you...

1 Corinthians 9:4,6,12-18 Have we not power to eat and to drink...

2 Corinthians 10:1,2,10,11 Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, who in presence am base among you...

2 Corinthians 13:10 Therefore I write these things being absent, lest being present I should use sharpness...

Philemon 1:8,9 Why, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin you that which is convenient...

been burdensome. or, used authority.

1 Corinthians 11:9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.

1 Corinthians 12:13-15 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free...

1 Thessalonians 3:8,9 For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord...

as the.

1 Corinthians 9:1,2,4-6 Am I not an apostle? am I not free? have I not seen Jesus Christ our Lord? are not you my work in the Lord...

Cross References
John 5:41
I do not receive glory from people.

John 5:44
How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?

1 Corinthians 9:1
Am I not free? Am I not an apostle? Have I not seen Jesus our Lord? Are not you my workmanship in the Lord?

1 Corinthians 9:4
Do we not have the right to eat and drink?

2 Corinthians 4:5
For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.

Philemon 1:8
Accordingly, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do what is required,

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