1Paul,andSilvanus,andTimotheus, unto the church of the ThessaloniansinGodourFatherand the LordJesusChrist:2Grace unto you,andpeace,fromGodourFatherand the LordJesusChrist.3
We are bound to thankGodalwaysforyou,brethren,as it ismeet,because that yourfaith groweth exceedingly , and the charity of everyone of youalltoward each otheraboundeth ;
4So that weourselvesgloryinyouin the churches of Godforyourpatienceandfaithinallyourpersecutionsandtribulationsthat ye endure :
Which is a manifest token of the righteousjudgment of God,thatye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God,forwhichyealsosuffer :
6Seeing it is a righteous thingwithGod to recompensetribulation to them that troubleyou;7And to you who are troubledrestwithus,when the LordJesus shall be revealedfromheavenwithhisamightyangels,8Inflamingfiretakingbvengeance on them that knownotGod,and that obeynot the gospel of ourLordJesusChrist:9Who shall be punished with everlastingdestructionfrom the presence of the Lord,andfrom the glory of hispower;10When he shall come to be glorifiedinhissaints,and to be admiredinall them that believe (because ourtestimonyamongyou was believed ) inthatday.11Whereforealso we prayalwaysforyou,thatourGod would countcyouworthy of this calling,andfulfilall the good pleasure of his goodness,and the work of faithwithpower:12That the name of ourLordJesusChrist may be glorifiedinyou,andyeinhim, according to the grace of ourGodand the LordJesusChrist.