4 But the [a]people of the city were divided; and some [b]sided with the Jews, and some with the apostles.5 And when an attempt was made by both the Gentiles and the Jews with their rulers, to mistreat and to stone them,
1 Thessalonians 2:14-20New American Standard Bible (NASB)
14 For you, brethren, became imitators of the churches of God in Christ Jesus that are in Judea, for you also endured the same sufferings at the hands of your own countrymen, even as they did from the Jews,15 who both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and [a]drove us out. [b]They are not pleasing to God, [c]but hostile to all men,16 hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved; with the result that they always fill up the measure of their sins. But wrath has come upon them [d]to the utmost.
17 But we, brethren, having been taken away from you for a [e]short while—in [f]person, not in [g]spirit—were all the more eager with great desire to see your face.18 [h]For we wanted to come to you—I, Paul, [i]more than once—and yetSatan hindered us.19 For who is our hope or joy or crown of exultation? Is it not even you, in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His [j]coming?20 For you are our glory and joy.
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