14 For you, brethren, became 1imitators of 2the churches of God in Christ Jesus that are 3in Judea, for 4you also endured the same sufferings at the hands of your own countrymen, 5even as they did from the Jews,
15 6who both killed the Lord Jesus and 7the prophets, and drove us out. They are not pleasing to God, but hostile to all men,
16 8hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles 9so that they may be saved; with the result that they always 10fill up the measure of their sins. But 11wrath has come upon them to the utmost.