1 Thes. 2:10 Ye [are] witnesses, and God [also], how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe:
2:11 As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father [doth] his children,
God has called us unto His kingdom and glory
2:12 That ye would walk worthy of God,
 who hath called you unto
[a.] his kingdom and
[b.] [his] glory.
2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received [it] not [as] the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
2:14 For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for
 ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen,
[a.] even as they [have]
[b.] of the Jews:
2:15 [11.]Who both
[aa.] killed the Lord Jesus, and
[bb.] [killed] their own prophets, and
[12.] [who] have persecuted [#1559] us; and
[aa.] they please not God [they are without faith], and
[bb.] are contrary to all men [they oppose themselves]:
[#1559, to pursue out, persecute (Luke 11:49, only)]
[aa.] that they might be saved,
[111.] to fill up their sins alway:
[14.] for the wrath [of God (1 Thes. 1:10)] is come upon them [the Jews of verse 14] to the uttermost.
2:17 But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly to see your face with great desire.
2:18 Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again;
 but Satan hindered us.
 what [is] our
[a.] hope, or
[b.] joy, or
[c.] crown of rejoicing?
 [Are] not even ye
[a.] in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ [the Anointed One]
[b.] at his coming [(#3952) His coming for His Church: the Rapture]?
[#3952, parousia, a being near, advent, return, coming, presence [from #3019, to privily bring in] (Matt. 24:3, Matt. 24:27; Matt. 24:37; Matt. 24:39; 1 Cor. 15:23; 1 Thes. 2:19; 1 Thes. 3:13; 1 Thes. 4:15; 1 Thes. 5:23; 2 Thes. 2:1; 2 Thes. 2:8; Jas. 5: 7, 8; 1 John 2:28)]
2:20 For ye are
 our glory and
 [our] joy.
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