1 Thessalonians 1:9

“For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For they themselues shew of vs, what maner of entring in we had vnto you, and how yee turned to God from idols, to serue the liuing, and true God,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For they themselves report about us what kind of a reception we had with you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve a living and true God,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For they themselves report concerning us what manner of entering in we had unto you; and how ye turned unto God from idols, to serve a living and true God,
- American Standard Version (1901)

For they themselves give the news of how we came among you; and how you were turned from images to God, to the worship of a true and living God,
- Basic English Bible

for they themselves relate concerning us what entering in we had to you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve a living and true God,
- Darby Bible

For they themselves show of us what manner of entrance we had to you, and how ye turned to God from idols, to serve the living and true God;
- Webster's Bible

For when others speak of us they report the reception we had from you, and how you turned from your idols to God, to be bondservants of the true and ever-living God,
- Weymouth Bible

For they themselves report concerning us what kind of a reception we had from you; and how you turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God,
- World English Bible

For thei schewen of you, what maner entre we hadden to you, and hou ye ben conuertid to God fro maumettis, to serue to the lyuynge God and veri; and to abide his sone fro heuenes,
- Wycliffe Bible

for they themselves concerning us do declare what entrance we had unto you, and how ye did turn unto God from the idols, to serve a living and true God,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 1 Thessalonians 1:9


1:9 For they themselves - The people wherever we come.


People's Bible Notes for 1 Thessalonians 1:9


1Th 1:9 For they themselves. The people "every place" (1Th 1:8). How ye turned to God from idols. Most of them had been heathen. See the accounts in Ac 17:4.

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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