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1 Thessalonians 1:5-6

1:5 in that 1  our gospel did not come to you merely in words, 2  but in power and in the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction (surely you recall the character we displayed when we came among you to help you). 3 

1:6 And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, when you received 4  the message with joy that comes from the Holy Spirit, despite great affliction.

1 tn Or “because.”

2 tn Or “speech,” or “an act of speaking.”

3 tn Grk “just as you know what sort of people we were among you for your sakes.” Verse 5 reflects on the experience of Paul and his fellow preachers; v. 6 begins to describe the Thessalonians’ response.

4 tn Or “after you received.”

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