4 But the [a]people of the city were divided; and some [b]sided with the Jews, while others, with the apostles.5 And when an attempt was made by both the Gentiles and the Jews with their rulers, to treat them abusively and to stone them,
1 Thessalonians 2:14-20New American Standard Bible (NASB)
14 For you, brothers and sisters, became imitators of the churches of God in Christ Jesus that are in Judea, for you also endured the same sufferings at the hands of your own countrymen, even as they did from the Jews,15 who both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and [a]drove us out. [b]They are not pleasing to God, [c]but hostile to all people,16 hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved; with the result that they always [d]reach the limit of their sins. But wrath has come upon them [e]fully.
17 But we, brothers and sisters, having been orphaned from you by absence for a [f]short while—in [g]person, not in [h]spirit—were all the more eager with great desire to see your face.18 [i]For we wanted to come to you—I, Paul, [j]more than once—and Satan hindered us.19 For who is our hope, or joy or crown of pride, in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His [k]coming? Or is it not indeed you?20 For you are our glory and joy.
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