1 Thessalonians 1:6-10 NIV

6 You became imitators of us1 and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering,2 you welcomed the message with the joy3 given by the Holy Spirit.4

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7 And so you became a model5 to all the believers in Macedonia6 and Achaia.7

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8 The Lord's message8 rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia--your faith in God has become known everywhere.9 Therefore we do not need to say anything about it,

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9 for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned10 to God from idols11 to serve the living and true God,12

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10 and to wait for his Son from heaven,13 whom he raised from the dead14--Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.15

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