13 But when the Jews of (A)Thessalonica found out that the word of God had been proclaimed by Paul in (B)Berea also, they came there as well, agitating and stirring up the crowds.

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14 For you, brothers and sisters, became (A)imitators of (B)the churches of God in Christ Jesus that are (C)in Judea, for (D)you also endured the same sufferings at the hands of your own countrymen, (E)even as they did from the Jews, 15 (F)who both killed the Lord Jesus and (G)the prophets, and [a]drove us out. [b]They are not pleasing to God, [c]but hostile to all people, 16 (H)hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles (I)so that they may be saved; with the result that they always [d](J)reach the limit of their sins. But (K)wrath has come upon them [e]fully.

17 But we, brothers and sisters, having been orphaned from you by absence for a [f]short while—(L)in [g]person, not in [h]spirit—were all the more eager with great desire (M)to see your face. 18 [i]For (N)we wanted to come to you—I, Paul, [j](O)more than once—and (P)Satan (Q)hindered us. 19 For who is our hope, or (R)joy or crown of pride, in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His [k](S)coming? Or is it not indeed you? 20 For you are (T)our glory and joy.

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  1. 1 Thessalonians 2:15 Or persecuted us
  2. 1 Thessalonians 2:15 Lit and
  3. 1 Thessalonians 2:15 Lit and
  4. 1 Thessalonians 2:16 Lit complete their
  5. 1 Thessalonians 2:16 Or forever; lit to the end
  6. 1 Thessalonians 2:17 Lit occasion of an hour
  7. 1 Thessalonians 2:17 Lit face
  8. 1 Thessalonians 2:17 Lit heart
  9. 1 Thessalonians 2:18 Or Because
  10. 1 Thessalonians 2:18 Lit both once and twice
  11. 1 Thessalonians 2:19 Or presence