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

  • A disciple
    Gerald; All the record in the Bible, and all our real experience as a Believer among other men, and the LORD's very many words admonishing us about how we are to expect tribulation in this present evil world; show us that it is NOT some special event of 7 years that is popularly held to; but rather a coming to the full of the transgressors, as they harden themselves and cast away all restraint.
  • A disciple
    Hi Gerald; I was reading your recent posts, and I'd like to say I agree with most everything you write. The popular modern-day belief in a 7 years tribulation makes one suppose it to be some strange and mysterious sinister event breaking in on an otherwise okay world; and really comes out of great ignorance of ancient world history as it is recorded in the Bible and blindness about the world now!
  • Gerald
    If we are raptured at the begining of the 7 yrs, as most think, then why after being cast out of heaven at the middle of the 7 yrs, and he knows that he has a short time,3 1/2 yrs, chapter 12:12 of book of Revelation, why is he going after the Christians that are living at that time? There are so MANY scriptures that prove we are going thru the 7 yr trib. To be continued later.
  • Gerald
    I believe we will go through the tribulation as it says in Matthew 24:1-44 especially vrs 29-31. At the middle of the 7 yrs the anti-christ will stand in the temple saying he is God. Book of revelation says there will be a war in heaven,12:7-17 and the satan and his angels were cast out of heaven and has come down to the earth. Satan will not have access to heaven after being cast to the earth.
  • Ray321
    1 Thessalonians 1:5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake. It was very important for the Gentile Church of Thessalonians to follow the gospel that Paul preach and wrote. They also follow Paul.
  • Bruce
    Should read At his birth. That's when King Herodotus killed all the Babies 2yrs old and under.

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