1 For yourselves, brethren, know our a in unto you, that it was not in vain:
2 But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully a, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to b unto you the gospel of God with much contention.
3 For our exhortation was not of a, nor of uncleanness, nor in b:
4 But as we were a of God to be b in c with the gospel, even so we d; not as e men, but God, which f.
5 For neither at any time used we a words, as ye know, nor a cloak of b; God is witness:
6 Nor of men sought we a, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.
7 But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:
8 So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own a, because ye were dear unto us.
9 For ye remember, brethren, our labour and a: for b night and day, because we would not be c unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.
10 Ye are a, 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 a,
12 That ye would a b of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.
13 For this cause also a 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.
14 For ye, brethren, became a of the churches of God which in Judæa are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have b like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews:
15 Who both a the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:
16 a us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins b: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.
17 But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly to see your a with great desire.
18 Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.
19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his a?
20 For ye are our glory and joy.