1 Paul, and aSilvanus, and bTimotheus, cunto the dchurch of the eThessalonians 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 athanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;
3 Remembering without ceasing your work of afaith, and blabour of love, and cpatience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
4 Knowing, brethren abeloved, your belection of God.
5 For our agospel bcame not unto you in cword only, but also in dpower, and in the eHoly Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what fmanner of men we were among you for your sake.
6 And ye became afollowers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much baffliction, with cjoy of the Holy Ghost:
7 So that ye were aensamples 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 aplace your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.
9 For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from aidols to serve the bliving and true God;
10 And to wait for his Son from aheaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which bdelivered us from the cwrath to come.