1 Paul and Silvanus and Timothy, to the congregation of Thessalonians in God a Father and Lord Jesus Anointed; favor to you and peace from God a Father of us, and Lord Jesus Anointed.
2 We give thanks to the God always concerning all of you, a remembrance of you making in the prayers of us,
3 unceasingly recollecting of you of the work of the faith, and of the labor of the love, and of the patient endurance of the hope of the Lord of us Jesus Anointed, in presence of the God and Father of us;
4 knowing, brethren beloved by God, the election of you;
5 because the glad tidings of us not came to you in word only, but also in power, even with spirit holy, and with confirmation much; as you know what we were among you on account of you.
6 And you imitators of us became and of the Lord, having received the word in affliction much with joy of spirit holy;
7 so that to have become you patterns to all to those believing in the Macedonia and in the Achaia.
8 From you for has been sounded forth the word of the Lord not only in the Macedonia and in the Achaia, but also in every place the faith of you that towards the God has gone forth; so that not necessary us to have to speak anything.
9 Themselves for congregation us declare, what kind introduction we had to you, and how you turned to the God from the idols, to serve God living and true;
10 and to wait for the son of him from the heavens, whom he raised out of the dead ones, Jesus, the one delivering us from the wrath of that coming.