As a sweet-smelling ointment keeps not its fragrance shut up in itself, but diffuses it afar, and scenting the air with its perfume, so conveys it also to the senses of the neighbors; so too illustrious and admirable men do not shut up their virtue within themselves, but by their good report benefit many, and render them better. Which also then happened. Wherefore he said, So that you became ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia. For from you, he says, has sounded forth the word of the Lord, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is gone forth. You have filled, therefore, all your neighbors with instruction, and the world with wonder. For this is meant by the expression, in every place. And he has not said, your faith is noised abroad, but has sounded out; as every place near is filled with the sound of a loud trumpet, so the report of your manfulness is loud, and sounding even like that, is sufficient to fill the world, and to ...
For from you, the Word of the Lord was spread
Because of them the word of God has spread, so many who were previously silent from fear were made bold by their example, and preached openly and in many places.
not only in Macedonia and in Achaia
who are their neighboring locations