And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, when you received 1 the message with joy that comes from the Holy Spirit, despite great affliction.
You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.
You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation with the joy of the Holy Spirit,
So you received the message with joy from the Holy Spirit in spite of the severe suffering it brought you. In this way, you imitated both us and the Lord.
and determined to live that way yourselves. In imitating us, you imitated the Master. Although great trouble accompanied the Word, you were able to take great joy from the Holy Spirit!--taking the trouble with the joy, the joy with the trouble.
And you took us and the Lord as your example, after the word had come to you in much trouble, with joy in the Holy Spirit;
And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for in spite of persecution you received the word with joy inspired by the Holy Spirit,
And you became followers of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit,
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1 tn Or “after you received.”