1 Tessalonicenses 1

1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timothy, to the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you{+} and peace.

2 We give thanks to God always for all of you{+}, making mention [of you{+}] in our prayers without ceasing,

3 remembering your{+} work of faith and labor of love and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, before our God and Father;

4 knowing, brothers beloved by God, your{+} election,

5 how that our good news did not come to you{+} in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and in much assurance; even as you{+} know what manner of men we showed ourselves among you{+} for your{+} sake.

6 And you{+} became imitators of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit;

7 so that you{+} became an example to all who believe in Macedonia and in Achaia.

8 For from you{+} has sounded forth the word of the Lord, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place your{+} faith toward God has gone forth; so that we don't need to speak anything.

9 For they themselves report concerning us what manner of entering in we had to you{+}; and how you{+} turned to God from idols, to serve as slaves to a living and true God,

10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, [even] Jesus, who delivers us from the wrath to come.