For we know, (A)brothers[a] loved by God, (B)that he has chosen you, because (C)our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and (D)in the Holy Spirit and with full (E)conviction. You know (F)what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. And (G)you became imitators of us (H)and of the Lord, for (I)you received the word in much affliction, (J)with the (K)joy of the Holy Spirit, so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Thessalonians 1:4 Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters

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