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But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

2:2 shamefully entreated. The Thessalonians were well aware of Paul’s beating and imprisonment at Philippi shortly before he and Silas had come to Thessalonica (Acts 16:22-24). Paul had not been intimidated, but proceeded on to preach the gospel in the synagogue at Thessalonica, where he and Silas soon again encountered opposition (Acts 17:1-9).

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