1 Thessalonians 1:7-10
So that you were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.…
The figure is of a sentinel, who at night walks backwards and forwards, and is tired and faint, and longs for rest, and watches anxiously for the morning, when the guard will be relieved. Or it is of the watcher of the sick, who wearily passes the night in the sick room, where the tick of the clock and the groaning of the patient alternate and measure the long hours, and watches, as star after star rises above the horizon, for the morning star to appear.
(H. W. Beecher.)
Parallel VersesKJV: So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.