1 Paul and Silvanus and Timothy—Unto the assembly of Thessalonians in God our Father and Lord Jesus Christ,—Favour unto you and peace!
2 We are giving thanks unto God continually Concerning you all making mention in our prayers,
3 Unceasingly remembering—Your work of faith And labour of love And endurance of hope of our Lord Jesus Christ, Before our God and Father:
4 Knowing, brethren beloved by God, your election,—
5 How that our glad-message came not unto you in word only, But also in power And in Holy Spirit And in much assurance,—Even as ye know what manner of men we became unto you for your sake;
6 And ye became imitators of us and of the Lord, Giving welcome unto the word In much tribulation, With joy of Holy Spirit;
7 So that ye became an ensample unto all who were coming to the faith in Macedonia and in Achaia:
8 From you in fact hath sounded forth the word of the Lord—Not only in Macedonia and in Achaia But in every place your faith which is toward God hath gone forth, So that no need have we to be saying anything;
9 For they themselves concerning us do tell—What manner of entrance we had unto you, And how ye turned unto God from the idols—To be serving a living and true God
10 And awaiting his Son out of the heavens—Whom he raised from among the dead,—Jesus: Who is to rescue us out of the anger that is coming.