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1 Thessalonians 2:7

But we were ygentle3 among you, zlike a nursing mother taking care of her own children.

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1 Thessalonians 2:7 — The New International Version (NIV)

Instead, we were like young children among you.

Just as a nursing mother cares for her children,

1 Thessalonians 2:7 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherisheth her children:

1 Thessalonians 2:7 — New Living Translation (NLT)

As apostles of Christ we certainly had a right to make some demands of you, but instead we were like children among you. Or we were like a mother feeding and caring for her own children.

1 Thessalonians 2:7 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

But we were gentle among you, just as a nursing mother cherishes her own children.

1 Thessalonians 2:7 — New Century Version (NCV)

even though as apostles of Christ we could have used our authority over you.

But we were very gentle with you, like a mother caring for her little children.

1 Thessalonians 2:7 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

But we were gentle in the midst of you, as when a nurse cherisheth her own children:

1 Thessalonians 2:7 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

but have been gentle in the midst of you, as a nurse would cherish her own children.

1 Thessalonians 2:7 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

although as apostles of Christ we had the right to do this.

Instead, we were gentle when we were with you, like a mother taking care of her children.

1 Thessalonians 2:7 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Although we could have been a burden as Christ’s apostles, instead we were gentle among you, as a nursing mother nurtures her own children.

1 Thessalonians 2:7 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

though we might have made demands as apostles of Christ. But we were gentle among you, like a nurse tenderly caring for her own children.

1 Thessalonians 2:7 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Although we could have insisted on our own importance as apostles of Christ, yet we became infants in your midst, like a nursing mother cherishes her own children.

1 Thessalonians 2:7 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

But we were gentle among you. We were like a mother caring for her little children.

1 Thessalonians 2:7 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

But we proved to be gentle among you, as a nursing mother tenderly cares for her own children.