1 Thessalonians 1:7-10
So that you were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.…
According to Jewish tradition, Terah was a maker and seller of idols, and being one day obliged to leave home, he charged his son Abram to attend to business in his absence. Presently an elderly man came in, and taking a fancy to an idol asked the price. In reply, Abram said, "Old man, what is thy age?" "Threescore years," replied the visitor. Whereupon Abram exclaimed, "Threescore years! And thou wouldest worship a thing that has been fashioned by the hands of my father's slaves within the last four and twenty hours! Strange that a man of sixty should be willing to bow down his grey head to a creature of a day!" At these words the man, overwhelmed with shame, went away.
Parallel VersesKJV: So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.