1 Thessalonians 2:7-8
But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherishes her children:…
Speaking of the temper requisite to the right discharge of ministerial duty, Payson said, "I never was fit to say a word to a sinner, except when I had a broken heart myself; when I was subdued and melted into penitency, and felt as though I had just received pardon to my own soul, and when my heart was full of tenderness and pity. No anger, no anger."
(C. H. Spurgeon.)
Parallel VersesKJV: But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children: