Parallel Verses

Amplified

You became imitators of us and [through us] of the Lord, after you welcomed our message in [a time of] great trouble with the joy supplied by the Holy Spirit;

New American Standard Bible

You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation with the joy of the Holy Spirit,

King James Version

And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:

Holman Bible

and you became imitators of us and of the Lord when, in spite of severe persecution, you welcomed the message with joy from the Holy Spirit.

International Standard Version

You became imitators of us and of the Lord. In spite of a great deal of suffering, you welcomed the word with the joy that the Holy Spirit produces.

A Conservative Version

And ye became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of Holy Spirit,

American Standard Version

And ye became imitators of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit;

An Understandable Version

And you became imitators of us and of the Lord. [And even though] you suffered much affliction, you welcomed the message with joy [given to you] by the Holy Spirit,

Anderson New Testament

And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction with joy of the Holy Spirit,

Bible in Basic English

And you took us and the Lord as your example, after the word had come to you in much trouble, with joy in the Holy Spirit;

Common New Testament

You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit;

Daniel Mace New Testament

and you imitated us, and were imitators of the Lord, having receiv'd the word, notwithstanding all your afflictions, with that alacrity, which the holy spirit inspires.

Darby Translation

and ye became our imitators, and of the Lord, having accepted the word in much tribulation with joy of the Holy Spirit,

Godbey New Testament

And you became imitators of us, and the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation, with the joy of the Holy Ghost;

Goodspeed New Testament

And you followed the example set by us and by the Lord, for though our message brought you great trouble, you welcomed it with joy inspired by the holy Spirit,

John Wesley New Testament

And ye became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost.

Julia Smith Translation

And ye were imitators of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much pressure, with joy of the Holy Spirit:

King James 2000

And you became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit:

Lexham Expanded Bible

And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, receiving the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit,

Modern King James verseion

And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, welcoming the Word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord: and received the word in much affliction, with joy of the holy ghost:

Moffatt New Testament

and you started to copy us and the Lord, welcoming the word, though it brought you heavy trouble, with a joy inspired by the holy Spirit.

Montgomery New Testament

Moreover, you began to follow the pattern I set you, and the Lord's also, receiving the word with joy in the Holy Spirit, although amid severe persecution.

NET Bible

And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, when you received the message with joy that comes from the Holy Spirit, despite great affliction.

New Heart English Bible

You became imitators of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit,

Noyes New Testament

And ye became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction with joy from the Holy Spirit;

Sawyer New Testament

And you became followers of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction with the joy of the Holy Spirit,

The Emphasized Bible

And, ye, became, imitators of us, and of the Lord, giving welcome unto the word, in much tribulation, with joy of Holy Spirit;

Thomas Haweis New Testament

And ye became imitators of us, and of the Lord, receiving the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost;

Twentieth Century New Testament

And you yourselves began to follow, not only our example, but the Master's also; and, in spite of much suffering, you welcomed the Message with a joy inspired by the Holy Spirit,

Webster

And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit:

Weymouth New Testament

And you followed the pattern set you by us and by the Master, after you had received the Message amid severe persecution, and yet with the joy which the Holy Spirit gives,

Williams New Testament

And you followed the example set by us and by the Lord, because you welcomed our message with a joy inspired by the Holy Spirit, in spite of the painful persecutions it brought you,

World English Bible

You became imitators of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit,

Worrell New Testament

And ye became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation with joy of the Holy Spirit;

Worsley New Testament

And ye became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word tho' in much affliction, yet with joy of the holy Ghost.

Youngs Literal Translation

and ye -- ye did become imitators of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation, with joy of the Holy Spirit,

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

ye
ὑμείς 
Humeis 
ye, ye yourselves, you, not tr
Usage: 120

γίνομαι 
Ginomai 
be, come to pass, be made, be done, come, become, God forbid , arise, have, be fulfilled, be married to, be preferred, not tr, , vr done
Usage: 531

μιμητής 
Mimetes 
Usage: 7

of us
ἡμῶν 
hemon 
our, us, we, not tr,
Usage: 388

and

and, also, even, both, then, so, likewise, not tr., , vr and
Usage: 0

of the Lord
κύριος 
Kurios 
Usage: 643

δέχομαι 
Dechomai 
Usage: 30

the word
λόγος 
Logos 
word, saying, account, speech, Word , thing, not tr,
Usage: 256

in
ἐν 
En 
in, by, with, among, at, on, through,
Usage: 2128

πολύς πολλός 
Polus 
Usage: 292

θλίψις 
Thlipsis 
Usage: 33

with
μετά 
meta 
with, after, among, hereafter , afterward , against, not tr,
Usage: 346

joy
χαρά 
Chara 
Usage: 44

of the Holy
G40
ἅγιος 
Hagios 
Usage: 209

Devotionals

Devotionals about 1 Thessalonians 1:6

Images 1 Thessalonians 1:6

Prayers for 1 Thessalonians 1:6

Context Readings

Thanksgiving For The Thessalonian Believers

5 for our good news [regarding salvation] came to you not only in word, but also in [its inherent] power and in the Holy Spirit and with great conviction [on our part]. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your benefit. 6 You became imitators of us and [through us] of the Lord, after you welcomed our message in [a time of] great trouble with the joy supplied by the Holy Spirit; 7 so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia.


Cross References

Acts 13:52

And the disciples were continually filled [throughout their hearts and souls] with joy and with the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 4:16

So I urge you, be imitators of me [just as a child imitates his father].

1 Corinthians 11:1

Imitate me, just as I imitate Christ.

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Acts 17:5-10

But the [unbelieving] Jews became jealous, and taking along some thugs from [the lowlifes in] the market place, they formed a mob and set the city in an uproar; and then attacking Jason’s house tried to bring Paul and Silas out to the people.

2 Thessalonians 3:9

not because we do not have a right to such support, but [we provided our own financial support] to offer ourselves as a model for you, so that you would follow our example.

Hosea 2:14


“Therefore, behold, I will allure Israel
And bring her into the wilderness,
And I will speak tenderly to her [to reconcile her to Me].

Matthew 16:24

Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone wishes to follow Me [as My disciple], he must deny himself [set aside selfish interests], and take up his cross [expressing a willingness to endure whatever may come] and follow Me [believing in Me, conforming to My example in living and, if need be, suffering or perhaps dying because of faith in Me].

Mark 10:29-30

Jesus said, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, there is no one who has given up a house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or farms, for My sake and for the gospel’s sake,

John 8:12

Once more Jesus addressed the crowd. He said, I am the Light of the world. He who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”

John 13:13-15

You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you are right in doing so, for that is who I am.

John 14:16-18

And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), to be with you forever—

Acts 5:41

So they left the Council, rejoicing that they had been considered worthy [dignified by indignity] to suffer shame for [the sake of] His name.

Acts 9:31

So the church throughout Judea and Galilee and Samaria enjoyed peace [without persecution], being built up [in wisdom, virtue, and faith]; and walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort and encouragement of the Holy Spirit, it continued to grow [in numbers].

Romans 5:3-5

And not only this, but [with joy] let us exult in our sufferings and rejoice in our hardships, knowing that hardship (distress, pressure, trouble) produces patient endurance;

Romans 8:16-18

The Spirit Himself testifies and confirms together with our spirit [assuring us] that we [believers] are children of God.

Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you will abound in hope and overflow with confidence in His promises.

2 Corinthians 8:1-2

Now, brothers and sisters, we want to tell you about the grace of God which has been evident in the churches of Macedonia [awakening in them a longing to contribute];

2 Corinthians 8:5

Not only [did they give materially] as we had hoped, but first they gave themselves to the Lord and to us [as His representatives] by the will of God [disregarding their personal interests and giving as much as they possibly could].

Ephesians 5:1

Therefore become imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father];

Philippians 3:17

Brothers and sisters, together follow my example and observe those who live by the pattern we gave you.

1 Thessalonians 2:13-14

And we also thank God continually for this, that when you received the word of God [concerning salvation] which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of [mere] men, but as it truly is, the word of God, which is effectually at work in you who believe [exercising its inherent, supernatural power in those of faith].

1 Thessalonians 3:2-4

and so we sent Timothy, our brother and God’s servant in [spreading] the good news of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you [exhorting, comforting, and establishing you] in regard to your faith,

2 Thessalonians 1:4

Therefore, we speak of you with pride among the churches of God for your steadfastness [your unflinching endurance, and patience] and your firm faith in the midst of all the persecution and [crushing] distress which you endure.

Hebrews 10:34

For you showed sympathy and deep concern for those who were imprisoned, and you joyfully accepted the [unjust] seizure of your belongings and the confiscation of your property, conscious of the fact that you have a better possession and a lasting one [prepared for you in heaven].

1 Peter 1:6

In this you rejoice greatly, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,

1 Peter 1:8

Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and though you do not even see Him now, you believe and trust in Him and you greatly rejoice and delight with inexpressible and glorious joy,

1 Peter 3:13

Now who is there to hurt you if you become enthusiastic for what is good?

3 John 1:11

Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but [imitate] what is good. The one who practices good [exhibiting godly character, moral courage and personal integrity] is of God; the one who practices [or permits or tolerates] evil has not seen God [he has no personal experience with Him and does not know Him at all].

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