2 Thessalonians 1:3-6 NIV

Thanksgiving and Prayer

3 We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters,a and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing.

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    • b 1:3 - 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, 13, 15; 3:1, 6, 13.
      4 Therefore, among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.

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

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

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