For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.

10 Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:

11 As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children,

12 That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.

13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

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