1 Thessalonians 1:7

“So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

So that ye were ensamples to all that beleeue in Macedonia and Achaia.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

so that ye became an ensample to all that believe in Macedonia and in Achaia.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that you became an example to all those who have faith in Christ in Macedonia and Achaia.
- Basic English Bible

so that ye became models to all that believe in Macedonia and in Achaia:
- Darby Bible

So that ye were examples to all that believe, in Macedonia and Achaia.
- Webster's Bible

so that you became a pattern to all the believers throughout Macedonia and Greece.
- Weymouth Bible

so that you became an example to all who believe in Macedonia and in Achaia.
- World English Bible

so that ye ben maad ensaumple to alle men that bileuen, in Macedonye and in Acaie.
- Wycliffe Bible

so that ye became patterns to all those believing in Macedonia and Achaia,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 1:7


1Th 1:7 So that ye were ensamples to all that believe. Their earnestness was such that they were worthy of imitation by all who had become Christian. In Macedonia. The great Roman province, of which Thessalonica was the capital, lying north of the Aegean Sea. And Achaia. The Roman province of which Corinth was the capital. It embraced most of Greece.

Discussion for 1 Thessalonians 1

  • A disciple
    Doug; You are absolutely right! And anyone who wishes to follow Jesus in this world ALREADY KNOWS that we are set to encounter tribulation and opposition and persecution! The more we become transformed and sanctified, the more we amend our ways and our doings to be REALLY men and women after God's own heart,: the world and the wicked are NOT going to congratulate us and leave us alone!
  • Jay
    Psalm 91:10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
  • Jay
    Luke 21:36 | Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

    As in the Days of Noah so shall also be the coming of the Son of man Be. Noah and famliy entered and the people which did not believe were destroyed by the flood because of their wickedness. The Tribulation is the Wrath of God.
  • Doug
    We Will go through the great tribulation, remember the souls under the altar ask when, he said after the rest of you brothers are killed as you where.
  • 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!

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