1 Thessalonians 1:8

From you hath sounded forth (ap umwn exhchtai). Perfect passive indicative of exhcew, late compound verb (ex, hco, hcw, hch, our echo) to sound out of a trumpet or of thunder, to reverberate like our echo. Nowhere else in the N.T. So "from you" as a sounding board or radio transmitting station (to use a modern figure). It marks forcibly "both the clear and the persuasive nature of the logo tou Kuriou" (Ellicott). This phrase, the word of the Lord, may be subjective with the Lord as its author or objective with the Lord as the object. It is both. It is a graphic picture with a pardonable touch of hyperbole (Moffatt) for Thessalonica was a great commercial and political centre for disseminating the news of salvation (on the Egnation Way). But in every place (all en panti topwi). In contrast to Macedonia and Achaia. The sentence would naturally stop here, but Paul is dictating rapidly and earnestly and goes on. Your faith to God-ward (h pisti umwn h pro ton qeon). Literally, the faith of you that toward the God. The repeated article makes clear that their faith is now directed toward the true God and not toward the idols from which they had turned (verse Philippians 10 ). Is gone forth (exelhluqen). Second perfect active indicative of old verb exercomai, to go out, state of completion like exhchtai above. So that we need not to speak anything (wste mh creian ecein hma lalein ti). Hwste with the infinitive for actual result as in verse Philippians 7 . No vital distinction between lalein (originally to chatter as of birds) and legein, both being used in the Koin for speaking and preaching (in the N.T.).