For you, brothers, became followers of the churches of God in Christ Jesus which were in Judea, for you also suffered the same things from your countrymen, which they did from the Jews
But I was unknown by face to the churches of Christ in Judea,
And you became followers of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction with the joy of the Holy Spirit,
for indeed when we came to you, we told you before that we were about to suffer affliction, as it also happened, and you know.
so that we boast of you in the churches of God, of your patience and faith, in all your persecutions and the afflictions which you endure,
partly in being made a spectacle by reproaches and afflictions, and partly being companions of those so treated.
And Saul consented to his death. And at that time there was a great persecution of the church at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad through the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles.
But Saul persecuted the church, and going from house to house, seizing men and women, committed them to prison.
BUT Saul, yet breathing out threatening and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the chief priest
And Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem;
Then had the church peace in all Judea and Galilee and Samaria, and being built up, and walking in the fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, they were multiplied.
And those scattered abroad by the affliction which commenced with Stephen, went even to Phenicia, and Cyprus, and Antioch, speaking the word to no one but Jews only.
AND at that time Herod the king put forth his hands to injure some of the church.
AND travelling through Amphipolis and Apollonia they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews.
And when the Jews in Thessalonica knew that the word of God was preached by Paul at Berea, they came there exciting the multitudes.
Unless as the Lord has imparted to each one, as God has called each one, so let him walk; and so I appoint in all the churches.
AND I make known to you, brothers, the grace of God given to the churches of Macedonia,
PAUL and Sylvanus [Silas] and Timothy to the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be to you and peace.
PAUL and Silvanus [Silas] and Timothy, to the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Who in the days of his flesh having offered both prayers and supplications to him that was able to save him from death, with loud cries and tears, [and being heard and delivered] from fear,??8 although he was a Son, learned obedience from what he suffered,