1:1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timothy, to the church of the
Thessalonians [which is] in God the Father, and [in] the Lord
Jesus Christ: Grace [be] to you, and peace, from God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1:2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of
you in our prayers;
1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of
love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the
sight of God and our Father;
1:4 Knowing, brethren beloved by God, your election.
1:5 For our gospel came not to you in word only, but also in
power, and in the Holy Spirit, and in much assurance; as ye
know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
1:6 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having
received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy
1:7 So that ye were examples to all that believe, in Macedonia
1:8 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in
Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith toward
God is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.
1:9 For they themselves show of us what manner of entrance we
had to you, and how ye turned to God from idols, to serve the
living and true God;
1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from
the dead, [even] Jesus, who delivered us from the wrath to