1 Thessalonians 1:7

7 And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia.

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1 Thessalonians 1:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.
ESV
7 so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia.
NLT
7 As a result, you have become an example to all the believers in Greece—throughout both Macedonia and Achaia.
MSG
7 Do you know that all over the provinces of both Macedonia and Achaia believers look up to you?
CSB
7 As a result, you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia.

1 Thessalonians 1:7 Meaning and Commentary

1 Thessalonians 1:7

So that ye were ensamples to all that believe
They were not only followers of Christ and his apostles, whom they took for examples of faith, holiness, courage, meekness, and patience; but they were patterns of good works; and of suffering afflictions to other believers, even to all that knew them, or heard of them, particularly

in Macedonia;
as at Philippi and other places: though the Gospel was first preached there, and they had received it, and a Gospel church state was formed there; yet these were more forward in the exercise of grace and discharge of duty, and were even ensamples to them to copy after; so the first are sometimes last, and the last first:

and Achaia;
another part of Greece, the metropolis of which was Corinth, where there also was a very considerable church; but these saints at Thessalonica set them an example in many things, and particularly in acts of beneficence and liberality, being one of the churches of Macedonia spoken of in ( 2 Corinthians 8:1 ) .

1 Thessalonians 1:7 In-Context

5 because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake.
6 You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.
7 And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia.
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 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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