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1 Thessalonians 2:10 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Ye are witnesses, and God [also], how holily and righteously and unblameably we behaved ourselves toward you that believe:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Ye [are] witnesses, and God [also], how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— You are witnesses, and [so is] God, how devoutly and uprightly and blamelessly we behaved toward you believers;
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Ye [are] witnesses, and God [also], how holily, and justly, and unblamably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— *Ye* [are] witnesses, and God, how piously and righteously and blamelessly we have conducted ourselves with you that believe:
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Ye, are witnesses—God also, how kindly and righteously and blamelessly, unto you who were believing, we were found to behave;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— ye [are] witnesses—God also—how kindly and righteously, and blamelessly to you who believe we became,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— You are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and without blame we have been to you that have believed:
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Yee [are] witnesses, and God [also], how holily, and iustly, and vnblameably wee behaued our selues among you that beleeue.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— You witness and Aloha, how we preached to you the gospel of Aloha, purely and justly, and were without blame with all the faithful.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— Ye are witnesses, and God [also], how we preached to you the gospel of God, purely, and uprightly, and were blameless towards all them that believe:

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Ye 5210
{5210} Prime
ὑμεῖς
humeis
{hoo-mice'}
Irregular plural of G4771; you (as subject of verb).
[are] witnesses, 3144
{3144} Prime
μάρτυς
martus
{mar'-toos}
Of uncertain affinity; a witness (literally [judicially] or figuratively [generally]); by analogy a 'martyr'.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
God 2316
{2316} Prime
θεός
theos
{theh'-os}
Of uncertain affinity; a deity, especially (with G3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively a magistrate; by Hebraism very.
[also], how 5613
{5613} Prime
ὡς
hos
{hoce}
Probably adverb of comparative from G3739; which how, that is, in that manner (very variously used as shown).
holily 3743
{3743} Prime
ὁσίως
hosios
{hos-ee'-oce}
Adverb from G3741; piously.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
justly 1346
{1346} Prime
δικαίως
dikaios
{dik-ah'-yoce}
Adverb from G1342; equitably.
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
unblameably 274
{0274} Prime
ἀμέμπτως
amemptos
{am-emp'-toce}
Adverb from G0273; faultlessly.
we behaved ourselves 1096
{1096} Prime
γίνομαι
ginomai
{ghin'-om-ahee}
A prolonged and middle form of a primary verb; to cause to be ('gen' -erate), that is, (reflexively) to become (come into being), used with great latitude (literally, figuratively, intensively, etc.).
z5675
<5675> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Passive Deponent (See G5789)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 79
among you 5213
{5213} Prime
ὑμῖν
humin
{hoo-min'}
Irregular dative case of G5210; to (with or by) you.
that believe: 4100
{4100} Prime
πιστεύω
pisteuo
{pist-yoo'-o}
From G4102; to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), that is, credit; by implication to entrust (especially one's spiritual well being to Christ).
z5723
<5723> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Participle (See G5796)
Count - 2549
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

1 Thessalonians 2:10

_ _ Ye are witnesses — as to our outward conduct.

_ _ God — as to our inner motives.

_ _ holily — towards God.

_ _ justly — towards men.

_ _ unblamably — in relation to ourselves.

_ _ behaved ourselvesGreek, “were made to be,” namely, by God.

_ _ among you that believe — rather, “before (that is, in the eyes of) you that believe”; whatever we may have seemed in the eyes of the unbelieving. As 1 Thessalonians 2:9 refers to their outward occupation in the world; so 1 Thessalonians 2:10, to their character among believers.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Thessalonians 2:7-12.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Thessalonians 2:10

Holily — In the things of God. Justly — With regard to men. Unblamable — In respect of ourselves. Among you that believe — Who were the constant observers of our behaviour.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

1 Thessalonians 2:10

(8) Ye [are] witnesses, and God [also], how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:

(8) To excel others in the example of a godly life.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
witnesses:

1 Thessalonians 1:5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
1 Samuel 12:3-5 Behold, here I [am]: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed: whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken? or whom have I defrauded? whom have I oppressed? or of whose hand have I received [any] bribe to blind mine eyes therewith? and I will restore it you. ... And he said unto them, The LORD [is] witness against you, and his anointed [is] witness this day, that ye have not found ought in my hand. And they answered, [He is] witness.
Acts 20:18 And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons,
Acts 20:26 Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I [am] pure from the blood of all [men].
Acts 20:33-34 I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel. ... Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.
2 Corinthians 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.
2 Corinthians 5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.
2 Corinthians 11:11 Wherefore? because I love you not? God knoweth.
2 Corinthians 11:31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.

how:

Numbers 16:15 And Moses was very wroth, and said unto the LORD, Respect not thou their offering: I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them.
Job 29:11-17 When the ear heard [me], then it blessed me; and when the eye saw [me], it gave witness to me: ... And I brake the jaws of the wicked, and plucked the spoil out of his teeth.
Job 31:1-39 I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid? ... If I have eaten the fruits thereof without money, or have caused the owners thereof to lose their life:
Psalms 7:3-5 O LORD my God, if I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands; ... Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take [it]; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.
Psalms 18:20-24 The LORD rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me. ... Therefore hath the LORD recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.
Jeremiah 18:20 Shall evil be recompensed for good? for they have digged a pit for my soul. Remember that I stood before thee to speak good for them, [and] to turn away thy wrath from them.
Acts 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and [toward] men.
2 Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.
2 Corinthians 6:3-10 Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed: ... As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and [yet] possessing all things.
2 Corinthians 7:2 Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.
2 Thessalonians 3:7 For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;
1 Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
2 Timothy 3:10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
Titus 2:7-8 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine [shewing] uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, ... Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
1 Peter 5:3 Neither as being lords over [God's] heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.
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