1 Thessalonians 2:7-12New American Standard Bible (NASB)
7 But we [a]proved to be [b]gentle [c]among you, as a nursing mother[d]tenderly cares for her own children.8 Having so fond an affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own [e]lives, because you had become [f]very dear to us.
9 For you recall, brethren, our labor and hardship, howworking night and day so as not to be a burden to any of you, we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.10 You are witnesses, and so isGod, how devoutly and uprightly and blamelessly we [g]behaved toward you [h]believers;11 just as you know how we wereexhorting and encouraging and [i]imploring each one of you as a father would his own children,12 so that you would walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory.
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