1 Thessalonians 1:7
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And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia.

King James Bible
So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
so that ye became patterns to all those believing in Macedonia and Achaia,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Ye were ensamples - Τοπους· Types, models, or patterns; according to which all the Churches in Macedonia and Achaia formed both their creed and their conduct.

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ensamples.

1 Thessalonians 4:10 And indeed you do it toward all the brothers which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brothers, that you increase more and more;

1 Timothy 4:12 Let no man despise your youth; but be you an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith...

Titus 2:7 In all things showing yourself a pattern of good works: in doctrine showing soundness, gravity, sincerity,

1 Peter 5:3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock.

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1 Thessalonians 1:8 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia...

Acts 16:12 And from there to Philippi, which is the chief city of that part of Macedonia, and a colony...

Acts 1:13 And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where stayed both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip...

Acts 18:1 After these things Paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth;

2 Corinthians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, to the church of God which is at Corinth...

2 Corinthians 9:2 For I know the forwardness of your mind, for which I boast of you to them of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year ago...

2 Corinthians 11:9,10 And when I was present with you, and wanted, I was chargeable to no man...

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A Summary of Experience and a Body of Divinity
In those days there was a good deal of practical atheism abroad, and therefore the wonder was not so much that men left their idols, as that they turned unto the living God. It became a matter of talk all over the city, and the Jews in their violence helped to make the matter more notorious; for the mobs in the street and the attack upon the house of Jason all stirred the thousand tongues of rumour. Everybody spoke of the sudden appearance of three poor Jews, of their remarkable teaching in the synagogue,
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 30: 1884

Of Love to God
I proceed to the second general branch of the text. The persons interested in this privilege. They are lovers of God. "All things work together for good, to them that love God." Despisers and haters of God have no lot or part in this privilege. It is children's bread, it belongs only to them that love God. Because love is the very heart and spirit of religion, I shall the more fully treat upon this; and for the further discussion of it, let us notice these five things concerning love to God. 1. The
Thomas Watson—A Divine Cordial

Cross References
Acts 18:12
While Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews of Corinth made a united attack on Paul and brought him to the place of judgment.

Acts 19:21
After all this had happened, Paul decided to go to Jerusalem, passing through Macedonia and Achaia. "After I have been there," he said, "I must visit Rome also."

Romans 15:26
For Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the Lord's people in Jerusalem.

1 Thessalonians 4:10
And in fact, you do love all of God's family throughout Macedonia. Yet we urge you, brothers and sisters, to do so more and more,

1 Peter 5:3
not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.

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