New American Standard Bible
You are witnesses, and so is God, how devoutly and uprightly and blamelessly we behaved toward you believers;
King James Bible
Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:
Darby Bible Translation
Ye are witnesses, and God, how piously and righteously and blamelessly we have conducted ourselves with you that believe:
World English Bible
You are witnesses with God, how holy, righteously, and blamelessly we behaved ourselves toward you who believe.
Young's Literal Translation
ye are witnesses -- God also -- how kindly and righteously, and blamelessly to you who believe we became,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Ye are witnesses - They had a full opportunity of knowing his manner of life.
And God also - See the notes on ver 5.
How holily - Piously - observing all the duties of religion.
And justly - In our contact with people. I did them no wrong.
And unblameably - This seems to refer to his duties both to God and man. In reference to all those duties no one could bring a charge against him. Every duty was faithfully performed. This is not a claim to absolute perfection, but it is a claim to consistency of character, and to faithfulness in duty, which every Christian should be enabled to make. Every man professing religion should so live as to be able to appeal to all who have had an opportunity of knowing him, as witnesses that he was consistent and faithful, and that there was nothing which could be laid to his charge.
LibraryLaboring under Difficulties
While Paul was careful to set before his converts the plain teaching of Scripture regarding the proper support of the work of God, and while he claimed for himself as a minister of the gospel the "power to forbear working" (1 Corinthians 9:6) at secular employment as a means of self-support, yet at various times during his ministry in the great centers of civilization he wrought at a handicraft for his own maintenance. Among the Jews physical toil was not thought strange or degrading. Through Moses …
Ellen Gould White—The Acts of the Apostles
"And we indeed are suffering justly, for we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong."
2 Corinthians 1:12
For our proud confidence is this: the testimony of our conscience, that in holiness and godly sincerity, not in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we have conducted ourselves in the world, and especially toward you.
1 Thessalonians 1:5
for our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake.
1 Thessalonians 2:5
For we never came with flattering speech, as you know, nor with a pretext for greed-- God is witness--
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