For you remember, brothers, (A)our labor and toil: we (B)worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God. 10 You are witnesses, and (C)God also, (D)how holy and righteous and blameless was our conduct toward you believers. 11 For you know how, (E)like a father with his children, 12 we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and (F)charged (G)you to walk in a manner worthy of God, (H)who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.

13 And (I)we also thank God constantly[a] for this, that when you received (J)the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it (K)not as the word of men[b] but as what it really is, the word of God, (L)which is at work in you believers.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Thessalonians 2:13 Or without ceasing
  2. 1 Thessalonians 2:13 The Greek word anthropoi can refer to both men and women

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