B. Its Origination
4 Knowing, brothers, abeloved of God, your 1bselection;
5 For our agospel did not come to you in word only, but also in bpower and in the cHoly Spirit and in much assurance, even as you know 1dwhat kind of men we were among you for your sake.
6 And you became 1aimitators of us and of the Lord, having received the 2word in much affliction with bjoy of the cHoly Spirit,
7 So that you became a 1apattern to all those who believe in bMacedonia and in cAchaia.
8 For from you the word of the Lord has sounded out; not only in Macedonia and in Achaia, but in every place, your 1afaith toward God has gone out, so that we have no need of saying anything.
9 For they themselves report concerning us 1what kind of entrance we had toward you and how you 2aturned to God from the bidols to 3cserve a 4dliving and etrue God
10 And 1aawait His Son from the bheavens, whom He craised from the dead, Jesus, who ddelivers us from the 2ewrath which is coming.