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

  • 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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