1 Thessalonians 1:6
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New Living Translation
So you received the message with joy from the Holy Spirit in spite of the severe suffering it brought you. In this way, you imitated both us and the Lord.

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:

Darby Bible Translation
and ye became our imitators, and of the Lord, having accepted the word in much tribulation with joy of the Holy Spirit,

World English Bible
You became imitators of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit,

Young's Literal Translation
and ye -- ye did become imitators of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation, with joy of the Holy Spirit,

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

1:6 Though in much affliction, yet with much joy.

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Man's Misery by the Fall
Q-19: WHAT IS THE MISERY OF THAT ESTATE WHEREINTO MAN FELL? A: All mankind by their fall lost communion with God, are under his wrath and curse, and so made liable to all the miseries in this life, to death itself, and to the pains of hell for ever. 'And were by nature children of wrath.' Eph 2:2. Adam left an unhappy portion to his posterity, Sin and Misery. Having considered the first of these, original sin, we shall now advert to the misery of that state. In the first, we have seen mankind offending;
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

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

Acts 17:5
But some of the Jews were jealous, so they gathered some troublemakers from the marketplace to form a mob and start a riot. They attacked the home of Jason, searching for Paul and Silas so they could drag them out to the crowd.

1 Corinthians 4:16
So I urge you to imitate me.

1 Corinthians 11:1
And you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ.

1 Corinthians 11:2
I am so glad that you always keep me in your thoughts, and that you are following the teachings I passed on to you.

2 Corinthians 6:10
Our hearts ache, but we always have joy. We are poor, but we give spiritual riches to others. We own nothing, and yet we have everything.

Galatians 5:22
But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

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