14 For you, brothers, (A)became imitators of (B)the churches of God in Christ Jesus that are in Judea. For (C)you suffered the same things from your own countrymen (D)as they did from the Jews,[a] 15 (E)who killed both the Lord Jesus and (F)the prophets, and drove us out, and displease God and (G)oppose all mankind 16 (H)by hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles that they might be saved—so as always (I)to fill up the measure of their sins. But (J)wrath has come upon them at last![b]

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Thessalonians 2:14 The Greek word Ioudaioi can refer to Jewish religious leaders, and others under their influence, who opposed the Christian faith in that time
  2. 1 Thessalonians 2:16 Or completely, or forever

50 (A)But the Jews incited the devout (B)women of high standing and the leading men of the city, (C)stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and (D)drove them out of their district.

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