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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 things have I spoken unto you, that you should not be offended.
But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
1 Thessalonians 2:2
But even after we had suffered before, and were shamefully treated, as you know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much opposition.
Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews:
2 Corinthians 8:1
Moreover, brethren, we want you to know of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;
2 Thessalonians 1:4
So that we ourselves boast of you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure: