|1Thess 1:1|Paul Silvanus
, and Timothy
To the church
of the Thessalonians in God
the Father and
the Lord Jesus Christ
to you and peace
Paul, Silas and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace and peace to you.
We give thanks
to God always for all
, constantly mentioning you in our prayers
We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers.
|1Thess 1:3|remembering before our God and Father your work
of faith and labor
of love and steadfastness
in our Lord Jesus Christ
We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labour prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
For we know
, brothers loved by God
, that he has chosen you
For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you,
|1Thess 1:5|because our gospel came to you not only in word
, but also in power and in
the Holy Spirit and with full conviction
. You know
what kind of men
we proved to be among you for your
because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake.
|1Thess 1:6|And you became imitators
of us and
of the Lord
, for you received
the word in much affliction with
of the Holy Spirit
You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.
that you became
the believers in Macedonia and
And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia.
|1Thess 1:8|For not only
has the word
of the Lord sounded forth from you in Macedonia and Achaia
, but your faith in God
has gone forth everywhere
that we need not say anything
The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia – your faith in God has become known everywhere. Therefore we do not need to say anything about it,
they themselves report concerning us
we had among you
, and how
you turned to God from idols
the living and true God
for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,
to wait for his Son from heaven whom
he raised from
, Jesus who delivers us from
and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead – Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.