1 Thess. 2:4 KJV (With Strong’s)

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But
alla (Greek #235)
properly, other things, i.e. (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations)
KJV usage: and, but (even), howbeit, indeed, nay, nevertheless, no, notwithstanding, save, therefore, yea, yet.
Pronounce: al-lah'
Origin: neuter plural of 243
as
kathos (Greek #2531)
just (or inasmuch) as, that
KJV usage: according to, (according, even) as, how, when.
Pronounce: kath-oce'
Origin: from 2596 and 5613
we were allowed
dokimazo (Greek #1381)
to test (literally or figuratively); by implication, to approve
KJV usage: allow, discern, examine, X like, (ap-)prove, try.
Pronounce: dok-im-ad'-zo
Origin: from 1384
of
hupo (Greek #5259)
under, i.e. (with the genitive case) of place (beneath), or with verbs (the agency or means, through); (with the accusative case) of place (whither (underneath) or where (below) or time (when (at))
KJV usage: among, by, from, in, of, under, with. In the comparative, it retains the same general applications, especially of inferior position or condition, and specially, covertly or moderately.
Pronounce: hoop-o'
Origin: a primary preposition
God
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
theos (Greek #2316)
a deity, especially (with 3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very
KJV usage: X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
Pronounce: theh'-os
Origin: of uncertain affinity
to be put in trustk with
pisteuo (Greek #4100)
to have faith (in, upon, or with respect to, a person or thing), i.e. credit; by implication, to entrust (especially one's spiritual well-being to Christ)
KJV usage: believe(-r), commit (to trust), put in trust with.
Pronounce: pist-yoo'-o
Origin: from 4102
the gospel
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
euaggelion (Greek #2098)
a good message, i.e. the gospel
KJV usage: gospel.
Pronounce: yoo-ang-ghel'-ee-on
Origin: from the same as 2097
, even so
houto (Greek #3779)
in this way (referring to what precedes or follows)
KJV usage: after that, after (in) this manner, as, even (so), for all that, like(-wise), no more, on this fashion(-wise), so (in like manner), thus, what.
Pronounce: hoo'-to
Origin: οὕτως (hoo'-toce) adverb from 3778
we speak
laleo (Greek #2980)
to talk, i.e. utter words
KJV usage: preach, say, speak (after), talk, tell, utter. Compare 3004.
Pronounce: lal-eh'-o
Origin: a prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb
; not
ou (Greek #3756)
the absolute negative (compare 3361) adverb; no or not
KJV usage: + long, nay, neither, never, no (X man), none, (can-)not, + nothing, + special, un(-worthy), when, + without, + yet but. See also 3364, 3372.
Pronounce: oo
Origin: οὐκ (ook), and (before an aspirate) οὐχ (ookh) a primary word
as
hos (Greek #5613)
which how, i.e. in that manner (very variously used, as follows)
KJV usage: about, after (that), (according) as (it had been, it were), as soon (as), even as (like), for, how (greatly), like (as, unto), since, so (that), that, to wit, unto, when(-soever), while, X with all speed.
Pronounce: hoce
Origin: probably adverb of comparative from 3739
pleasing
aresko (Greek #700)
to be agreeable (or by implication, to seek to be so)
KJV usage: please.
Pronounce: ar-es'-ko
Origin: probably from 142 (through the idea of exciting emotion)
men
anthropos (Greek #444)
man-faced, i.e. a human being
KJV usage: certain, man.
Pronounce: anth'-ro-pos
Origin: from 435 and ὤψ (the countenance; from 3700)
, but
alla (Greek #235)
properly, other things, i.e. (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations)
KJV usage: and, but (even), howbeit, indeed, nay, nevertheless, no, notwithstanding, save, therefore, yea, yet.
Pronounce: al-lah'
Origin: neuter plural of 243
God
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
theos (Greek #2316)
a deity, especially (with 3588) the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very
KJV usage: X exceeding, God, god(-ly, -ward).
Pronounce: theh'-os
Origin: of uncertain affinity
, which
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
trieth
dokimazo (Greek #1381)
to test (literally or figuratively); by implication, to approve
KJV usage: allow, discern, examine, X like, (ap-)prove, try.
Pronounce: dok-im-ad'-zo
Origin: from 1384
our
hemon (Greek #2257)
of (or from) us
KJV usage: our (company), us, we.
Pronounce: hay-mone'
Origin: genitive case plural of 1473
hearts
ho (Greek #3588)
the definite article; the (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom)
KJV usage: the, this, that, one, he, she, it, etc.
Pronounce: ho
Origin: ἡ (hay), and the neuter τό (to) in all their inflections
kardia (Greek #2588)
the heart, i.e. (figuratively) the thoughts or feelings (mind); also (by analogy) the middle
KJV usage: (+ broken-)heart(-ed).
Pronounce: kar-dee'-ah
Origin: prolonged from a primary κάρ (Latin cor, "heart")
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Cross References

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Ministry on This Verse

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as we.
to be.
Luke 12:42• 42And the Lord said, Who then is the faithful and prudent steward, whom his lord will set over his household, to give the measure of corn in season? (Luke 12:42)
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Luke 16:11• 11If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who shall entrust to you the true? (Luke 16:11)
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1 Cor. 4:1‑2• 1Let a man so account of us as servants of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
2Here, further, it is sought in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
(1 Cor. 4:1‑2)
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1 Cor. 9:17• 17For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward; but if not of my own will, I am entrusted with an administration. (1 Cor. 9:17)
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Gal. 2:7• 7but, on the contrary, seeing that the glad tidings of the uncircumcision were confided to me, even as to Peter that of the circumcision, (Gal. 2:7)
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1 Tim. 1:11‑12• 11according to the glad tidings of the glory of the blessed God, with which *I* have been entrusted.
12And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me power, that he has counted me faithful, appointing to ministry him
(1 Tim. 1:11‑12)
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1 Tim. 6:20• 20O Timotheus, keep the entrusted deposit, avoiding profane, vain babblings, and oppositions of false-named knowledge, (1 Tim. 6:20)
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2 Tim. 1:14• 14Keep, by the Holy Spirit which dwells in us, the good deposit entrusted. (2 Tim. 1:14)
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2 Tim. 2:2• 2And the things thou hast heard of me in the presence of many witnesses, these entrust to faithful men, such as shall be competent to instruct others also. (2 Tim. 2:2)
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Titus 1:3• 3but has manifested in its own due season his word, in the proclamation with which *I* have been entrusted, according to the commandment of our Saviour God; (Titus 1:3)
not.
but God.
Num. 27:16• 16Let Jehovah, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the assembly, (Num. 27:16)
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1 Kings 8:39• 39then hear thou in the heavens, the settled place of thy dwelling, and forgive, and do, and render unto every man according to all his ways, whose heart thou knowest (for thou, thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men), (1 Kings 8:39)
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1 Chron. 29:17• 17And I know, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. In the uprightness of my heart have I willingly offered all these things; and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, offer willingly to thee. (1 Chron. 29:17)
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Psa. 7:9• 9Oh let the wrong of the wicked come to an end, and establish thou the righteous man; even thou that triest the hearts and reins, the righteous God. (Psa. 7:9)
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Psa. 17:3• 3Thou hast proved my heart, thou hast visited me by night; thou hast tried me, thou hast found nothing: my thought goeth not beyond my word. (Psa. 17:3)
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Psa. 44:21• 21Would not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart. (Psa. 44:21)
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Psa. 139:1‑2• 1To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Jehovah, thou hast searched me, and known me.
2*Thou* knowest my down-sitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off;
(Psa. 139:1‑2)
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Prov. 17:3• 3The fining-pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; but Jehovah trieth the hearts. (Prov. 17:3)
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Jer. 17:10• 10I Jehovah search the heart, I try the reins, even to give each one according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings. (Jer. 17:10)
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Jer. 32:19• 19great in counsel and mighty in work, whose eyes are open upon all the ways of the children of men, to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings: (Jer. 32:19)
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John 2:24‑25• 24But Jesus himself did not trust himself to them, because he knew all men,
25and that he had not need that any should testify of man, for himself knew what was in man.
(John 2:24‑25)
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John 21:17• 17He says to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, art thou attached to me? Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, Art thou attached to me? and said to him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I am attached to thee. Jesus says to him, Feed my sheep. (John 21:17)
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Rom. 8:27• 27But he who searches the hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because he intercedes for saints according to God. (Rom. 8:27)
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Heb. 4:13• 13And there is not a creature unapparent before him; but all things are naked and laid bare to his eyes, with whom we have to do. (Heb. 4:13)
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Rev. 2:23• 23and her children will I kill with death; and all the assemblies shall know that *I* am he that searches the reins and the hearts; and I will give to you each according to your works. (Rev. 2:23)
 Desire of influence, dread of disfavor, party, ecclesiasticism, may interfere with allegiance to the Lord, and righteousness in that case will surely suffer, perhaps truth itself. So Satan works in Christendom to the dishonor of Christ. The attempt to serve more than one is fatal. (On 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 by W. Kelly)

J. N. Darby Translation

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but even as we have been approved of God to have the glad tidings entrusted to us, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who proves our hearts.

W. Kelly Translation

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but even as we have been approved of God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God that proveth our hearts.