1 Thessalonians 2:1-2
For yourselves, brothers, know our entrance in to you, that it was not in vain:…
Rev. Mr. Johnson, a Baptist missionary in China, relates this fact of a native convert who, when trying to persuade his countrymen to give up their idols and believe in Christ, was ridiculed and scorned, and at last pelted with mud and stones till his face was red with the blood that flowed from the cuts in his temples. Mr. Johnson meeting him said, "You have had bad treatment today." He smilingly replied, "They may kill me if they will love Jesus."
Parallel VersesKJV: For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain: