16 “Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast(A) for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.”(B)

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We were not looking for praise from people,(A) not from you or anyone else, even though as apostles(B) of Christ we could have asserted our authority.(C) Instead, we were like young children[a] among you.

Just as a nursing mother cares for her children,(D)

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Thessalonians 2:7 Some manuscripts were gentle

37 Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark,(A) with them, 38 but Paul did not think it wise to take him, because he had deserted them(B) in Pamphylia and had not continued with them in the work.

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11 the sounds of joy and gladness,(A) the voices of bride and bridegroom, and the voices of those who bring thank offerings(B) to the house of the Lord, saying,

“Give thanks to the Lord Almighty,
    for the Lord is good;(C)
    his love endures forever.”(D)

For I will restore the fortunes(E) of the land as they were before,(F)’ says the Lord.

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