1 Thessalonians 2:11
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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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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


1 Thessalonians 4:1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brothers, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus...

1 Thessalonians 5:11 Why comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also you do.

Acts 20:2 And when he had gone over those parts, and had given them much exhortation, he came into Greece,

2 Thessalonians 3:12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

1 Timothy 6:2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brothers; but rather do them service...

2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine.

Titus 2:6,9,15 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded...

Hebrews 13:22 And I beseech you, brothers, suffer the word of exhortation: for I have written a letter to you in few words.


Numbers 27:19 And set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation; and give him a charge in their sight.

Deuteronomy 3:28 But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him: for he shall go over before this people...

Deuteronomy 31:14 And the LORD said to Moses, Behold, your days approach that you must die: call Joshua...

Ephesians 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you from now on walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

1 Timothy 5:7,21 And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless...

1 Timothy 6:13,17 I give you charge in the sight of God, who vivifies all things, and before Christ Jesus...

2 Timothy 4:1 I charge you therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;


Genesis 50:16,17 And they sent a messenger to Joseph, saying, Your father did command before he died, saying...

1 Chronicles 22:11-13 Now, my son, the LORD be with you; and prosper you, and build the house of the LORD your God, as he has said of you...

1 Chronicles 28:9,20 And you, Solomon my son, know you the God of your father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind...

Psalm 34:11 Come, you children, listen to me: I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

Proverbs 1:10,15 My son, if sinners entice you, consent you not...

Proverbs 2:1 My son, if you will receive my words, and hide my commandments with you;

Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let your heart keep my commandments:

Proverbs 4:1-12 Hear, you children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding...

Proverbs 5:1,2 My son, attend to my wisdom, and bow your ear to my understanding...

Proverbs 6:1 My son, if you be surety for your friend, if you have stricken your hand with a stranger,

Proverbs 7:1,24 My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with you...

Proverbs 31:1-9 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him...

1 Corinthians 4:14,15 I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you...

The Bible
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
I. M. Haldeman—Christ, Christianity and the Bible

The Calling of the Regenerate:
"Whom He did predestinate, them He also called."--Rom. viii. 30. In order to hear, the sinner, deaf by nature, must receive hearing ears. "He that hath ears let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches." (Rev. ii. 7, 11, 17, 29; iii. 6, 13, 22). But by nature the sinner does not belong to these favored ones. This is a daily experience. Of two clerks in the same office, one obeys the call and the other rejects it; not because he despises it, but because he does not hear God's call in it. Hence
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

Cross References
Luke 16:28
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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