Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And we went away from Philippi by ship after the days of unleavened bread, and came to them at Troas in five days; and we were there for seven days.
And from there to Philippi, which is the most important town of Macedonia and a Roman colony: and we were there for some days.
Now when they had gone through Amphipolis and Apollonia they came to Thessalonica, where there was a Synagogue of the Jews:
And on the first day of the week, when we had come together for the holy meal, Paul gave them a talk, for it was his purpose to go away on the day after; and he went on talking till after the middle of the night.
And with more such words he gave his witness, offering them salvation and saying, Come out from this evil generation.
Making strong the souls of the disciples, saying to them that they were to keep the faith, and that we have to go through troubles of all sorts to come into the kingdom of God.
And he went through Syria and Cilicia, making the churches stronger in the faith.
Whom we are preaching; guiding and teaching every man in all wisdom, so that every man may be complete in Christ;
1 Thessalonians 2:3
For our witness does not come from error or from an unclean heart or from deceit:
1 Thessalonians 4:1
And last of all, the prayer which we make to you from our heart and in the name of the Lord Jesus, is this: that as we made clear to you what sort of behaviour is pleasing to God, as in fact you are doing now, so you will go on in these ways, but more and more.
For I have made Judah a bow bent for my use, I have made Ephraim the arrows of the bow; I will make your sons, O Zion, take up arms against your sons, O Greece, and will make you like the sword of a man of war.