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For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know.
These have I spoken, that ye should not be offended.
But the word of none do I make mine own, neither have I my soul highly prized to myself, in order to finish my course with joy, and the service which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify the good news of the grace of God.
1 Thessalonians 2:2
But also having suffered before, and having been injured, as ye know, among the Philippians, we acted freely in our God to speak to you the good news of God with much contest.
And having passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews:
2 Corinthians 8:1
And we make known to you, brethren, the grace of God given in the churches of Macedonia;
2 Thessalonians 1:4
So that we ourselves boast in you in all the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your expulsions and pressures which ye endure: