تَلَقَّيْتُم كَلِمَةَ الله الَّتي سَمِعْتُمُوهَا مِنَّا، قَبِلْتُمُوهَا لا بِأَنَّهَا كَلِمَةُ بَشَر، بَلْ بِأَنَّهَا حَقًّا كَلِمَةُ الله/You accepted the word that you heard from us as what it really is, God’s word

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تَلَقَّيْتُم كَلِمَةَ الله الَّتي سَمِعْتُمُوهَا مِنَّا، قَبِلْتُمُوهَا لا بِأَنَّهَا كَلِمَةُ بَشَر، بَلْ بِأَنَّهَا حَقًّا كَلِمَةُ الله
رسالة القدّيس بولس الأولى إلى أهل تسالونيقي02/من13حتى17/”يا إخوَتِي، نَحْنُ أَيضًا نَشكُرُ اللهَ بغيرِ ٱنْقِطَاع، لأَنَّكُم لَمَّا تَلَقَّيْتُم كَلِمَةَ الله الَّتي سَمِعْتُمُوهَا مِنَّا، قَبِلْتُمُوهَا لا بِأَنَّهَا كَلِمَةُ بَشَر، بَلْ بِأَنَّهَا حَقًّا كَلِمَةُ الله. وإِنَّهَا لَفَاعِلَةٌ فيكُم، أَيُّهَا المُؤْمِنُون. فأَنْتُم، أَيُّهَا الإِخْوَة، قَدِ ٱقْتَدَيْتُم بِكَنَائِسِ اللهِ في المَسِيحِ يَسُوع، الَّتي هِيَ في اليَهُودِيَّة، لأَنَّكُمُ ٱحْتَمَلْتُم أَنْتُم أَيْضًا مِنْ بَنِي أُمَّتِكُم، ما ٱحْتَمَلُوهُ هُم مِنَ اليَهُود، الَّذِينَ قَتَلُوا الرَّبَّ يَسُوع، والأَنْبِيَاء، وٱضْطَهَدُونَا نَحْنُ أَيْضًا، وهُم لا يُرْضُونَ الله، ويُعادُونَ كُلَّ النَّاس، ويَمْنَعُونَنَا مِنْ أَنْ نُكَلِّمَ الأُمَمَ فَيَنَالُوا الخَلاص، وبِذلِكَ يُطَفِّحُونَ على الدَّوامِ كَيْلَ آثَامِهِم. لَقَدْ حَلَّ الغَضَبُ عَلَيْهِم إِلى النِّهَايَة. أَمَّا نَحْنُ، أَيُّهَا الإِخْوَة، فَمَا إِنْ تَيَتَّمْنَا مِنْكُم مُدَّةَ سَاعَة، بِالوَجْهِ لا بِالقَلْب، حَتَّى بَذَلْنَا جَهْدًا شَدِيدًا، وَبِشَوقٍ كَبير، لِنَرى وَجْهَكُم.”

 

You accepted the word that you heard from us as what it really is, God’s word
First Letter to the Thessalonians 02/13-17: “We also constantly give thanks to God for this, that when you received the word of God that you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word but as what it really is, God’s word, which is also at work in you believers. For you, brothers and sisters, became imitators of the churches of God in Christ Jesus that are in Judea, for you suffered the same things from your own compatriots as they did from the Jews, who killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out; they displease God and oppose everyone by hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved. Thus they have constantly been filling up the measure of their sins; but God’s wrath has overtaken them at last. As for us, brothers and sisters, when, for a short time, we were made orphans by being separated from you in person, not in heart we longed with great eagerness to see you face to face.”