2 Thessalonians 1:1-6 NIV

1 Paul, Silasa1 and Timothy,2 To the church of the Thessalonians3 in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:

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    • a 1:1 - Greek "Silvanus", a variant of "Silas"
      2 Grace and peace to you from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.4

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      Thanksgiving and Prayer

      3 We ought always to thank God for you,5 brothers, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love every one of you has for each other is increasing.6

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      4 Therefore, among God's churches we boast7 about your perseverance and faith8 in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.9

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      5 All this is evidence10 that God's judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy11 of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering.

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      6 God is just:12 He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you13

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