1 Thessalonians 2:5

Greek/English Interlinear with Strong’s Numbers

King James Version

For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness:
New King James Version

For neither at any time did we use flattering words, as you know, nor a cloak for covetousness – God is witness.
New American Standard Bible

For we never came with flattering speech (in a word of flattery), as you know, nor with a pretext for greed – God is witness –
New International Version

You know we never used flattery, nor did we put on a mask to cover up greed – God is our witness.
The Amplified Bible

For as you well know, we never resorted either to words of flattery or to any cloak to conceal greedy motives or pretexts for gain, [as] God is our witness.
Wuest’s Expanded Translation

For neither were we found using flattering discourses, even as you know assuredly, nor a pretext to cover up the desire to have more than one already has, God is witness,
Phillips’ Modern English

No one could say, as again you know, that we used flattery to conceal greed, and God Himself is our witness.
Williams’ Language of the People

Indeed, we have never resorted to flattery, as you are well aware, nor to any pretext for making money; God is our witness.
1 Ths. 2:4 π 1 Ths. 2:6
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