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1 Thessalonians 2:14-16 The Passion Translation (TPT)

14 My dear brothers and sisters, the same thing happened to you as happened to God’s churches in Christ Jesus that are in Judea. For you received the same kind of mistreatment from your fellow countrymen as they did from theirs, the Jews 15 who killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets and ran us out of town. They are offending God and hostile to everyone else 16 by hindering us from speaking to the unbelievers[a] so that they might be saved. By so doing they are constantly filling up to the brim the measure of their guilt,[b] and punishment[c] has come upon them at last![d]


  1. 1 Thessalonians 2:16 Or “the gentiles.”
  2. 1 Thessalonians 2:16 That is, they are filling up to the limit of their sins before God.
  3. 1 Thessalonians 2:16 Or “wrath,” a metonymy for the punishment resulting from their sins.
  4. 1 Thessalonians 2:16 Or “completely” (to a full extent). This could be a prophetic word from Paul regarding the soon destruction of Jerusalem in the Roman war of AD 67–70. Paul is not referring to all Jews, for many had become converts and made up the early church. God rejected the empty rituals of Judaism but not the Jewish people. See Rom. 9–11.
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