1 Thessalonians 1:4-5; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 2:5; 1 Thessalonians 2:11; 1 Thessalonians 2:17; 1 Thessalonians 3:3-4; 1 Thessalonians 3:6; 1 Thessalonians 3:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:2; 1 Thessalonians 4:4-5; 1 Thessalonians 5:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:12
Knowing , brethren beloved , your election of God.
For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain:
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.
For neither at any time used we flattering words , as ye know , nor a cloke of covetousness; God is witness:
As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you , as a father doth his children,
But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly to see your face with great desire.
That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto .
For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation ; even as it came to pass , and ye know .
But now when Timotheus came from you unto us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and charity, and that ye have good remembrance of us always, desiring greatly to see us, as we also to see you:
Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?
For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus.
That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;
Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God:
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;