New International Version
For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children,
King James Bible
As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children,
Darby Bible Translation
as ye know how, as a father his own children, we used to exhort each one of you, and comfort and testify,
World English Bible
As you know, we exhorted, comforted, and implored every one of you, as a father does his own children,
Young's Literal Translation
even as ye have known, how each one of you, as a father his own children, we are exhorting you, and comforting, and testifying,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
How we exhorted - What pastoral care is marked here! They exhorted - were continually teaching and instructing, the objects of their charge; this was their general work.
And comforted - They found many under trials and temptations, and those they encouraged.
And charged - Μαρτυρουμενοι· Continued witness to the people that all the threatenings and promises of God were true; that he required faith, love, and obedience; that he could not behold sin with allowance; that Jesus died to save them from their sins; and that, without holiness, none should see God. And all these things they did, not in a general way only, but they spoke to every man; none was left unnoticed, unadmonished, uncomforted. The spirit in which they performed all these branches of the pastoral care was that which was most likely to insure success; as a father treats his children, so they treated every member of the Church.
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THE WORD OF GOD "When ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of man, but as it is in truth, the word of God." (1 Thessalonians 2:13.) THE Apostle here testifies that he believes himself to be the bearer of a revelation direct from God; that the words he speaks and the words he writes are not the words of man, but the Word of God, warm with his breath, filled with his thoughts, and stamped with his will. In this same epistle he writes: "For this we say unto …
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The Calling of the Regenerate:
for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.'
1 Corinthians 4:14
I am writing this not to shame you but to warn you as my dear children.
1 Thessalonians 2:7
Instead, we were like young children among you. Just as a nursing mother cares for her children,
1 Thessalonians 4:6
and that in this matter no one should wrong or take advantage of a brother or sister. The Lord will punish all those who commit such sins, as we told you and warned you before.
1 Thessalonians 5:14
And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
3 John 1:4
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
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