|The Message (MSG)
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9 People come up and tell us how you received us with open arms, how you deserted the dead idols of your old life so you could embrace and serve God, the 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,
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