1:1Paul, and Silvanus, and Timothy,
unto the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
Grace to you and peace.
The Thessalonians' Faith and Example
1:2We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers; 1:3remembering without ceasing your work of faith and labor of love and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, before our God and Father; 1:4knowing, brethren beloved of God, your election, 1:5how that our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and in much assurance; even as ye know what manner of men we showed ourselves toward you for your sake. 1:6And ye became imitators of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit; 1:7so that ye became an ensample to all that believe in Macedonia and in Achaia. 1:8For from you hath sounded forth the word of the Lord, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place your faith to God-ward is gone forth; so that we need not to speak anything. 1:9For they themselves report concerning us what manner of entering in we had unto you; and how ye turned unto God from idols, to serve a living and true God, 1:10and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, who delivereth us from the wrath to come.
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