But we [a]proved to be [b](A)gentle [c]among you. (B)As a nursing mother [d]tenderly cares for her own children, in the same way we had a fond affection for you and were delighted to (C)share with you not only the (D)gospel of God, but also our own [e]lives, because you had become [f]very dear to us.

For you recall, brothers and sisters, our (E)labor and hardship: it was by (F)working night and day so as not to be a (G)burden to any of you, that we proclaimed to you the (H)gospel of God.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Thessalonians 2:7 Or became gentle
  2. 1 Thessalonians 2:7 Three early mss infants
  3. 1 Thessalonians 2:7 Lit in the midst of you
  4. 1 Thessalonians 2:7 Or cherishes
  5. 1 Thessalonians 2:8 Or souls
  6. 1 Thessalonians 2:8 Lit beloved