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