1 Thessalonians 2:14-16 Modern English Version (MEV)
14 For you, brothers, became followers of the churches of God, which in Judea are in Christ Jesus. You also have suffered the same things from your own countrymen, as they have from the Jews, 15 who both killed the Lord Jesus and their own prophets and have persecuted us. They do not please God and are contrary to all men, 16 forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved. In this way they are always piling up their sins, but wrath has come upon them to the extreme.