4 Therefore 1we ourselves boast about you 2in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith 3in all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring.
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The Judgment at Christ's Coming

5 This is 4evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be 5considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering--
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6 since indeed God considers it 6just 7to repay with affliction those who afflict you,
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7 and to grant 8relief to you who are afflicted as well as to us, when 9the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven 10with his mighty angels
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8 11in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those 12who do not know God and on those who 13do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
9 They will suffer the punishment of 14eternal destruction, 15away froma the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might,
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10 16when he comes on 17that day 18to be glorified in his saints, and to be marveled at among all who have believed, because our 19testimony to you 20was believed.