1 Thessalonians 1:6
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New International Version
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.

New Living Translation
So you received the message with joy from the Holy Spirit in spite of the severe suffering it brought you. In this way, you imitated both us and the Lord.

English Standard Version
And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit,

Berean Study Bible
And you became imitators of us and of the Lord when you welcomed the message with the joy of the Holy Spirit, in spite of your great suffering.

Berean Literal Bible
And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation, with the joy of the Holy Spirit,

New American Standard Bible
You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation with the joy of the Holy Spirit,

King James Bible
And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and you became imitators of us and of the Lord when, in spite of severe persecution, you welcomed the message with joy from the Holy Spirit.

International Standard Version
You became imitators of us and of the Lord. In spite of a great deal of suffering, you welcomed the word with the joy that the Holy Spirit produces.

NET Bible
And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, when you received the message with joy that comes from the Holy Spirit, despite great affliction.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you imitated us and Our Lord, for you received the word in great affliction and in the joy of The Spirit of Holiness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You imitated us and the Lord. In spite of a lot of suffering, you welcomed God's word with the kind of joy that the Holy Spirit gives.

New American Standard 1977
You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation with the joy of the Holy Spirit,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And ye were made imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word with much tribulation, with joy of the Holy Spirit:

King James 2000 Bible
And you became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit:

American King James Version
And you became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.

American Standard Version
And ye became imitators of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you became followers of us, and of the Lord; receiving the word in much tribulation, with joy of the Holy Ghost:

Darby Bible Translation
and ye became our imitators, and of the Lord, having accepted the word in much tribulation with joy of [the] Holy Spirit,

English Revised Version
And ye became imitators of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost;

Webster's Bible Translation
And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit:

Weymouth New Testament
And you followed the pattern set you by us and by the Master, after you had received the Message amid severe persecution, and yet with the joy which the Holy Spirit gives,

World English Bible
You became imitators of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit,

Young's Literal Translation
and ye -- ye did become imitators of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation, with joy of the Holy Spirit,
Study Bible
Greetings to the Thessalonians
5because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power, in the Holy Spirit, and with great conviction—just as you know we lived among you for your sake. 6And you became imitators of us and of the Lord when you welcomed the message with the joy of the Holy Spirit, in spite of your great suffering. 7As a result, you have become an example to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia.…
Word Study

And, even, also, namely.

You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

A prolongation and middle voice form of a primary verb; to cause to be, i.e. to become, used with great latitude.

An imitator, follower. From mimeomai; an imitator.

I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

And, even, also, namely.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Lord, master, sir; the Lord. From kuros; supreme in authority, i.e. controller; by implication, Master.

having received
dexamenoi (V-APM-NMP)
To take, receive, accept, welcome. Middle voice of a primary verb; to receive.

The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; "in, " at, on, by, etc.

Much, many; often.

tribulation,
thlipsei (N-DFS)
Persecution, affliction, distress, tribulation. From thlibo; pressure.

(a) gen: with, in company with, (b) acc: (1) behind, beyond, after, of place, (2) after, of time, with nouns, neut. of adjectives.

Joy, gladness, a source of joy. From chairo; cheerfulness, i.e. Calm delight.

of [the] Holy
Hagiou (Adj-GNS)
Set apart by (or for) God, holy, sacred. From hagos; sacred.

Wind, breath, spirit.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
1:6-10 When careless, ignorant, and immoral persons are turned from their carnal pursuits and connexions, to believe in and obey the Lord Jesus, to live soberly, righteously, and godly, the matter speaks for itself. The believers under the Old Testament waited for the coming of the Messiah, and believers now wait for his second coming. He is yet to come. And God had raised him from the dead, which is a full assurance unto all men that he will come to judgment. He came to purchase salvation, and will, when he comes again, bring salvation with him, full and final deliverance from that wrath which is yet to come. Let all, without delay, flee from the wrath to come, and seek refuge in Christ and his salvation.
Cross References
Acts 13:52
And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.

Acts 17:5
The Jews, however, became jealous. So they brought in some troublemakers from the marketplace, formed a mob, and sent the city into an uproar. They raided Jason's house in search of Paul and Silas, hoping to bring them out to the people.

1 Corinthians 4:16
Therefore I urge you to imitate me.

1 Corinthians 11:1
You are to imitate me, just as I imitate Christ.

1 Corinthians 11:2
Now I commend you for remembering me in everything and for maintaining the traditions, just as I passed them on to you.

2 Corinthians 6:10
sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.

Galatians 5:22
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

1 Thessalonians 2:14
For you, brothers, became imitators of the churches of God in Judea that are in Christ Jesus. You suffered from your own countrymen the very things they suffered from the Jews,

2 Thessalonians 3:7
For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us, because we were not undisciplined among you,

2 Timothy 4:2
Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and encourage with every form of patient instruction.
Treasury of Scripture

And you became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.

ye.

1 Thessalonians 2:14 For you, brothers, became followers of the churches of God which …

1 Corinthians 4:16 Why I beseech you, be you followers of me.

1 Corinthians 11:1 Be you followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

2 Corinthians 8:5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves …

Philippians 3:17 Brothers, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so …

2 Thessalonians 3:9 Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample …

and of.

Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any man will come after me, …

John 8:12 Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: …

John 13:13-15 You call me Master and Lord: and you say well; for so I am…

Ephesians 5:1 Be you therefore followers of God, as dear children;

1 Peter 3:13 And who is he that will harm you, if you be followers of that which is good?

3 John 1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He …

received.

1 Thessalonians 2:13,14 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when you …

1 Thessalonians 3:2-4 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellow …

Hosea 2:14 Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, …

Mark 10:29-30 And Jesus answered and said, Truly I say to you, There is no man …

Acts 17:5 But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took to them certain …

2 Corinthians 8:1,2 Moreover, brothers, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed …

2 Thessalonians 1:4 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your …

with joy.

John 14:16-18 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, …

Acts 5:41 And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that …

Acts 9:31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and …

Acts 13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.

Romans 5:3-5 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that …

Romans 8:16-18 The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the …

Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, …

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, …

Hebrews 10:34 For you had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling …

1 Peter 1:6,8 Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, …

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