“And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:”
King James Version (KJV)
1:6 Though in much affliction, yet with much joy.
1Th 1:6 Ye became followers of us, and of the Lord. Followed them as they followed the Lord. Having received the word in much affliction. In the midst of opposition and persecution. See Ac 17:5-9. With the joy of the Holy Ghost. With rejoicing as soon as they accepted the gospel.