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1 Paul, Silasa and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace and peace to you.

References for 1 Thessalonians 1:1

    • a 1:1 - Greek "Silvanus" , a variant of "Silas"

      Thanksgiving for the Thessalonians’ Faith

      2 We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers.

      References for 1 Thessalonians 1:2

      3 We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
      4 For we know, brothers and sistersb loved by God, that he has chosen you,

      References for 1 Thessalonians 1:4

        • b 1:4 - The Greek word for "brothers and sisters" ("adelphoi" ) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in 2:1, 9, 14, 17; 3:7; 4:1, 10, 13; 5:1, 4, 12, 14, 25, 27.