and you became imitators of us and of the Lord when, in spite of severe persecution, you welcomed the message(A) with joy from the Holy Spirit. As a result, you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia(B) and Achaia.(C) For the Lord’s message rang out from you, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place that your faith[a](D) in God has gone out. Therefore, we don’t need to say anything,

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  1. 1 Thessalonians 1:8 Or in every place news of your faith

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