1 Thessalonians 1:6

“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)

Other Translations

And yee became followers of vs, and of the Lord, hauing receiued the word in much affliction, with ioy of the holy Ghost:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation with the joy of the Holy Spirit,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And ye became imitators of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit;
- American Standard Version (1901)

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;
- Basic English Bible

and *ye* became our imitators, and of the Lord, having accepted the word in much tribulation with joy of [the] Holy Spirit,
- Darby Bible

And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit:
- Webster's Bible

And you followed the pattern set you by us and by the Master, after you had received the Message amid severe persecution, and yet with the joy which the Holy Spirit gives,
- Weymouth Bible

You became imitators of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit,
- World English Bible

and ye ben maad foleweris of vs, and of the Lord, resseyuynge the word in myche tribulacioun, with ioye of the Hooli Goost;
- Wycliffe Bible

and ye -- ye did become imitators of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation, with joy of the Holy Spirit,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 1:6


1:6 Though in much affliction, yet with much joy.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 1:6


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.

Discussion for 1 Thessalonians 1

  • Bruce
    Should read At his birth. That's when King Herodotus killed all the Babies 2yrs old and under.
  • Bruce
    Irene:Wrath is not Tribulation.Tribulation is not Wrath.Wrath is for nonbelievers,the lost,the dead. Tribulation comes to The Believers Washed by The Blood of The Lamb. Persecution and Tribulation started before His Birth and Keeps getting Worse until The Great Tribulation, Worse than The Holocaust. We must through much Tribulation enter The Kingdom of God.
  • Irene123
    How could anyone read JUST v. 10 - and think Christians are going thru the tribulation. Yes, Christians will HAVE tribulation in this life - just as our example Jesus did. But that's mild compared with the WRATH to come on the unbelievers for - SEVEN YEARS. Those who claim otherwise seem to WANT to go through it. I wouldn't even mention the trib. if I th'ot I was going through it!!
  • Steve morrow
    1 THESSALONIANS 1:3 REMEMBERING WITHOUT CEASING --- YOUR WORK OF FAITH --- AND LABOR OF LOVE AND PATIENCE OF HOPE IN OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST IN THE SIGHT OF GOD OUR FATHER 2 THESSALONIANS 1:11 WHEREFORE ALSO WE PRAY ALWAYS FOR YOU THAT OUR GOD WOULD COUNT YOU WORTHY OF THIS CALLING AND FULFIL ALL THE GOOD PLEASURE OF HIS GOODNESS AND THE WORK OF FAITH WITH POWER
  • Ray321
    Norma, how great is the Holy Spirit of God. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation : in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise. Ephesians 1:13 Amen. Apostle Paul explain the Holy Spirit well in all of his epistles Romans through Philemon. Paul is our Apostle of today, please read. God bless you. ....
  • Steve morrow
    1 timothy 1:9 knowing this that the law is not made for a righteous man but for the lawless and disobedient for the ungodly and for sinners for unholy and profane for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers for manslayers 10 for whoremongers for them that defile themselves with mankind for menstealers for liars for perjured persons and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine 11 ACCORDING TO THE GLORIOUS GOSPEL OF THE BLESSED GOD WHICH WAS COMMITTED TO MY TRUST-------ACTS 20:24 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

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