Sha'ul, Sila, and Timothy, To the assembly of the Thessalonians in God, our Father, and the Lord Yeshua the Messiah:
Grace to you and shalom from God our Father and the Lord Yeshua the Messiah.
We are bound to always give thanks to God for you, brothers, even as it is appropriate, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of each and every one of you towards one another abounds;
so that we ourselves boast about you in the assemblies of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions which you endure.
This is an obvious sign of the righteous judgment of God, to the end that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer.
Since it is a righteous thing with God to repay affliction to those who afflict you,