Paul, and aSilvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is bin 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 cfaith, dand labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
4 Knowing, brethren beloved, eyour election of God.
5 For iour gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and hin the Holy Ghost, gand in much assurance; as fye 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 jsounded 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 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; 10 And kto wait for his Son lfrom heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us mfrom the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 2