1 Thessalonians 1

1 Thessalonians


1 Paul, Silvanus, , b and Timothy: cTo the church of the Thessalonians d in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.Grace to you and peace.
Other mss add from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ


2 We always thank God for all of you, remembering you constantly in our prayers. 3We recall, in the presence of our God and Father, f your work of faith, g labor of love, and endurance of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, h 4 knowing your election, i
brother(s): The Greek word adelphoi can be used as a reference to males only or to groups that include males and females. It is the context of each usage that determines the proper meaning.
brothers loved k by God. l
5 For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, in the Holy Spirit, m and with much assurance. You know what kind of men we were among you n for your benefit, 6 and you became imitators of us and of the Lord when, in spite of severe persecution, you welcomed the message o with joy from the Holy Spirit. 7As a result, you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia p and Achaia. q 8 For the Lord’s message rang out from you, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place that your faith
Or in every place news of your faith
s in God has gone out. Therefore, we don’t need to say anything,
9 for they themselves report
Lit report about us
what kind of reception u we had from you: how you turned v to God from idols w to serve the living x and true y God
10 and to wait z for His Son aa from heaven, whom He raised from the dead ab – Jesus, who rescues us ac from the coming wrath. ad
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