First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the
Chapter I1 The Thessalonians are told both how mindful of them Paul was in thanksgiving and prayer, 5 and also how well he was persuaded of the truth and sincerity of their faith and conversion to God
1 2 The 1:1; 1 Pet 5:12; Joh 14:233 Heb 6:10; 1 The 3:6; Gal 5:6; Joh 6:294 Col 3:125 2 The 3:7; Heb 2:3; 2 Cor 6:6; 1 Cor 2:48 Rom 10:1810 Act 1:11; Rev 1:7; 2 Pet 3:12; Heb 9:28
Paul, 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.
2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;
3 ¶Remembering 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;
4 Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.
5 For 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.
6 ¶And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:
7 So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.
8 For 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.
9 ¶For they themselves show 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;
10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.