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For not only has the Word concerning and from the Lord resounded forth from you unmistakably in Macedonia and Achaia, but everywhere the report has gone forth of your faith in God [of your [a]leaning of your whole personality on Him in complete trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness]. So we [find that we] never need to tell people anything [further about it].

For they themselves volunteer testimony concerning us, telling what an entrance we had among you, and how you turned to God from [your] idols to serve a God Who is alive and true and genuine,

10 And [how you] look forward to and await the coming of His Son from heaven, Whom He raised from the dead—Jesus, Who personally rescues and delivers us out of and from the wrath [bringing punishment] which is coming [upon the impenitent] and [b]draws us to Himself [[c]investing us with all the privileges and rewards of the new life in Christ, the Messiah].

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  1. 1 Thessalonians 1:8 Alexander Souter, Pocket Lexicon of the Greek New Testament.
  2. 1 Thessalonians 1:10 Literal translation of the verb “to deliver.”
  3. 1 Thessalonians 1:10 Marvin Vincent, Word Studies in the New Testament.