1 Thessalonians 1:1-3; 1 Thessalonians 1:8-9; 1 Thessalonians 2:2; 1 Thessalonians 2:4-5; 1 Thessalonians 2:8; 1 Thessalonians 2:10; 1 Thessalonians 2:12-15; 1 Thessalonians 3:2; 1 Thessalonians 3:9; 1 Thessalonians 3:11; 1 Thessalonians 3:13; 1 Thessalonians 4:1; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; 1 Thessalonians 4:7-8; 1 Thessalonians 4:14; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; 1 Thessalonians 5:9; 1 Thessalonians 5:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:23
Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;
Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad ; so that we need not to speak any thing.
For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;
But even after that we had suffered before , and were shamefully entreated , as ye know , at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much contention.
But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak ; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts.
For neither at any time used we flattering words , as ye know , nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness:
So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.
Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe :
That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.
For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe .
For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews:
Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:
And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith:
For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God;
Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you.
To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.
Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.
For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness.
He therefore that despiseth , despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again , even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
In every thing give thanks : for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.