1 Thessalonians 1:1-4 NIV

1 Paul, Silasa1 and Timothy,2 To the church of the Thessalonians3 in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace and peace to you.b4

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    • a 1:1 - Greek "Silvanus", a variant of "Silas"
    • b 1:1 - Some early manuscripts "you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ"

      Thanksgiving for the Thessalonians' Faith

      2 We always thank God for all of you,5 mentioning you in our prayers.6

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      3 We continually remember before our God and Father7 your work produced by faith,8 your labor prompted by love,9 and your endurance inspired by hope10 in our Lord Jesus Christ.

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      4 For we know, brothers loved by God,11 that he has chosen you,

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