1 Thessalonians 1:6
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English Standard Version
And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit,

King James Bible
And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:

American Standard Version
And ye became imitators of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you became followers of us, and of the Lord; receiving the word in much tribulation, with joy of the Holy Ghost:

English Revised Version
And ye became imitators of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost;

Webster's Bible Translation
And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit:

Weymouth New Testament
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,

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Vincent's Word Studies

Followers (μιμηταὶ)

More literally and better, imitators. Only once outside of Paul's writings, Hebrews 6:12. Comp. 1 Thessalonians 3:9; 2 Thessalonians 3:7; 1 Corinthians 4:16; 1 Corinthians 11:1; Galatians 4:12; Philippians 3:17; Philippians 4:9.

And of the Lord

Guarding against any possible imputation of self-assertion or conceit. Comp. 1 Corinthians 11:1.

Tribulation (θλίψει)

See on Matthew 13:21. Referring especially to persecutions at the hands of the Jews (Acts 17:5 ff.), which probably continued after Paul's departure from Thessalonica.

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ye.

1 Thessalonians 2:14 For you, brothers, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus...

1 Corinthians 4:16 Why I beseech you, be you followers of me.

1 Corinthians 11:1 Be you followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

2 Corinthians 8:5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and to us by the will of God.

Philippians 3:17 Brothers, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as you have us for an ensample.

2 Thessalonians 3:9 Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample to you to follow us.

and of.

Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

John 8:12 Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness...

John 13:13-15 You call me Master and Lord: and you say well; for so I am...

Ephesians 5:1 Be you therefore followers of God, as dear children;

1 Peter 3:13 And who is he that will harm you, if you be followers of that which is good?

3 John 1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that does good is of God: but he that does evil has not seen God.

received.

1 Thessalonians 2:13,14 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when you received the word of God which you heard of us...

1 Thessalonians 3:2-4 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellow laborer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you...

Hosea 2:14 Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably to her.

Mark 10:29-30 And Jesus answered and said, Truly I say to you, There is no man that has left house, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother...

Acts 17:5 But the Jews which believed not, moved with envy, took to them certain lewd fellows of the baser sort, and gathered a company...

2 Corinthians 8:1,2 Moreover, brothers, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia...

2 Thessalonians 1:4 So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations...

with joy.

John 14:16-18 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever...

Acts 5:41 And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.

Acts 9:31 Then had the churches rest throughout all Judaea and Galilee and Samaria, and were edified; and walking in the fear of the Lord...

Acts 13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost.

Romans 5:3-5 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation works patience...

Romans 8:16-18 The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God...

Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Hebrews 10:34 For you had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods...

1 Peter 1:6,8 Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, you are in heaviness through manifold temptations...

Cross References
Acts 13:52
And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.

Acts 17:5
But the Jews were jealous, and taking some wicked men of the rabble, they formed a mob, set the city in an uproar, and attacked the house of Jason, seeking to bring them out to the crowd.

1 Corinthians 4:16
I urge you, then, be imitators of me.

1 Corinthians 11:1
Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.

1 Corinthians 11:2
Now I commend you because you remember me in everything and maintain the traditions even as I delivered them to you.

2 Corinthians 6:10
as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything.

Galatians 5:22
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

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