1 Thessalonians 1
The salutation. Paul sheweth his thankful remembrance of the Thessalonians in his prayers on account of their faith, charity, and patience; applauding them for their exemplary reception of the gospel, and improvement under it.
1 1PAUL, and 2Silvanus, and 3Timotheus, unto the church of the 4Thessalonians which is in 5God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: 6Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
2 1We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;
3 Remembering without ceasing 1your work of faith, and labour of love, and 2patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, 3in the sight of God and our Father;
4 1Knowing, abrethren beloved, your election of God.
5 For 1our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know 2what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
6 And ye 1became followers of us, and of the Lord, 2having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:
7 So that ye were 1ensamples to all that believe in 2Macedonia and Achaia.
8 For from you 1sounded out the word of the Lord 2not 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.
9 For they themselves shew of us 1what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how 2ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;
10 And 1to wait for his Son from heaven, 2whom he raised from the dead, even 3Jesus, 4which delivered us from the wrath to come.