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1 Thessalonians 2:8-9

Context
2:8 with such affection for you 1  we were happy 2  to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us. 2:9 For you recall, brothers and sisters, 3  our toil and drudgery: By working night and day so as not to impose a burden on any of you, we preached to you the gospel of God.

1 tn Grk “longing for you in this way.”

2 tn Or “we are happy.” This verb may be past or present tense, but the context favors the past.

3 tn Grk “brothers.” See note on the phrase “brothers and sisters” in 1:4.



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