1 Thessalonians | Chapter 1 | New Testament
The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians
1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timothy,
¶ 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.
The Thessalonians’ Faith and Example
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 anything.
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.