1 Thessalonians 1:9
Good News Translation
All those people speak about how you received us when we visited you, and how you turned away from idols to God, to serve the true and living God

Contemporary English Version
Everyone is talking about how you welcomed us and how you turned away from idols to serve the true and living God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For they themselves relate of us, what manner of entering in we had unto you: and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God.

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For they themselves relate of us, what manner of entering in we had unto you: and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God.

what.

1 Thessalonians 1:5,6 For our gospel hath not been unto you in word only, but in power also: and in the Holy Ghost and in much fulness, as you know what manner of men we have been among you for your sakes. . . .

1 Thessalonians 2:1,13 For yourselves know, brethren, our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain: . . .

ye.

Isaiah 2:17-21 And the loftiness of men shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be humbled, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day. . . .

Jeremiah 16:19 O Lord, my might, and my strength, and my refuge in the day of tribulation: to thee the Gentiles shall come from the ends of the earth, and shall say: Surely our fathers have possessed lies, a vanity which hath not profited them.

Zephaniah 2:11 The Lord shall be terrible upon them, and shall consume all the gods of the earth: and they shall adore him every man from his own place, all the islands of the Gentiles.

Zechariah 8:20-23 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, until people come and dwell in many cities, . . .

Malachi 1:11 For from the rising of the sun even to the going down, my name is great among the Gentiles, and in every place there is sacrifice, and there is offered to my name a clean oblation: for my name is great among the Gentiles, saith the Lord of hosts.

Acts 14:15 And saying: Ye men, why do ye these things? We also are mortals, men like unto you, preaching to you to be converted from these vain things to the living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all things that are in them:

Acts 26:17,18 Delivering thee from the people and from the nations unto which now I send thee: . . .

1 Corinthians 12:2 You know that when you were heathens, you went to dumb idols, according as you were led.

Galatians 4:8,9 But then indeed, not knowing God, you served them who, by nature, are not gods. . . .

the living.

Deuteronomy 5:26 What is all flesh, that it should hear the voice of the living God, who speaketh out of the midst of the fire, as we have heard, and be able to live?

1 Samuel 17:26,36 And David spoke to the men that stood by him, saying: What shall be given to the man that shall kill this Philistine, and shall take away the reproach from Israel? for who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God? . . .

Psalm 42:2 My soul hath thirsted after the strong living God; when shall I come and appear before the face of God?

Psalm 84:2 my soul longeth and fainteth for the courts of the Lord. My heart and my flesh have rejoiced in the living God.

Isaiah 37:4,17 It may be the Lord thy God will hear the words of Rabsaces, whom the king of the Assyrians his master hath sent to blaspheme the living God, and to reproach with words which the Lord thy God hath heard: wherefore lift up by prayer for the remnant that is left. . . .

Jeremiah 10:10 But the Lord is the true God: he is the living God, and the everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his threatening.

Daniel 6:26 It is decreed by me, that in all my empire and my kingdom, all men dread and fear the God of Daniel. For he is the living and eternal God for ever: and his kingdom shall not be destroyed, and his power shall be for ever.

Hosea 1:10 And the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, that is without measure, and shall not be numbered. And it shall be in the place where it shall be said to them: You are not my people: it shall be said to them: Ye are the sons of the living God.

Romans 9:26 And it shalt be in the place where it was said unto them: you are not my people; there they shall be called the sons of the living God.

2 Corinthians 6:16,17 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God: as God saith: I will dwell in them and walk among them. And I will be their God: and they shall be my people. . . .

1 Timothy 4:10 For therefore we labour and are reviled, because we hope in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, especially of the faithful.

Hebrews 12:22 But you are come to mount Sion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to the company of many thousands of angels,

Revelation 17:2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication. And they who inhabit the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her whoredom.

Context
Greetings to the Thessalonians
8For from you was spread abroad the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and in Achaia but also in every place: your faith which is towards God, is gone forth, so that we need not to speak any thing. 9For they themselves relate of us, what manner of entering in we had unto you: and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God. 10And to wait for his Son from heaven (whom he raised up from the dead), Jesus, who hath delivered us from the wrath to come.…
Cross References
Joshua 3:10
And again he said: By this you shall know, that the Lord, the living God, is in the midst of you, and that he shall destroy, before your sight, the Chanaanite and the Hethite, the Hevite and the Pherezite, the Gergesite also, and the Jebusite, and the Amorrhite.

Psalm 42:2
My soul hath thirsted after the strong living God; when shall I come and appear before the face of God?

Matthew 16:16
Simon Peter answered and said: Thou art Christ, the Son of the living God.

Acts 14:15
And saying: Ye men, why do ye these things? We also are mortals, men like unto you, preaching to you to be converted from these vain things to the living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all things that are in them:

1 Corinthians 12:2
You know that when you were heathens, you went to dumb idols, according as you were led.

1 Thessalonians 2:1
For yourselves know, brethren, our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain:

1 John 5:21
Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.

Additional Translations
For they themselves report what kind of welcome you gave us, and how you turned away from idols to serve the living and true God

For they themselves report concerning us what reception we had from you, and how you turned to God from idols, to serve the living and true God,

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

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,

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,

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,

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;

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,

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,

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,
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