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2 cWe give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers, 3 remembering without ceasing dyour work of faith, elabor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father, 4 knowing, beloved brethren, fyour election by God. 5 For gour gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, hand in the Holy Spirit iand in much assurance, as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake.
6 And jyou became followers of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, kwith joy of the Holy Spirit, 7 so that you became examples to all in Macedonia and Achaia who believe. 8 For from you the word of the Lord lhas sounded forth, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also min every place. Your faith toward God has gone out, so that we do not need to say anything. 9 For they themselves declare concerning us nwhat manner of entry we had to you, oand how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, 10 and pto wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us qfrom the wrath to come.
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