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1 Thessalonians 1:5-10 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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5 for our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. 5 because our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake.
6 And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with joy inspired by the Holy Spirit; 6 You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.
7 so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedo'nia and in Acha'ia. 7 And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia.
8 For not only has the word of the Lord sounded forth from you in Macedo'nia and Acha'ia, but your faith in God has gone forth everywhere, so that we need not say anything. 8 The Lord's message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia--your faith in God has become known everywhere. Therefore we do not need to say anything about it,
9 For they themselves report concerning us what a welcome we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God, 9 for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,
10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come. 10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead--Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.