1 Thessalonians 1:5; 1 Thessalonians 1:7; 1 Thessalonians 1:9; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 2:9; 1 Thessalonians 2:11-12; 1 Thessalonians 2:18; 1 Thessalonians 3:2; 1 Thessalonians 3:4-5; 1 Thessalonians 3:9; 1 Thessalonians 3:12; 1 Thessalonians 4:1; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; 1 Thessalonians 4:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:13; 1 Thessalonians 5:4; 1 Thessalonians 5:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24; 1 Thessalonians 5:27
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.
So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.
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;
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 ye remember , brethren, our labour and travail: for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.
As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you , as a father doth his children,
That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.
Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.
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 verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation ; even as it came to pass , and ye know .
For this cause, when I could no longer forbear , I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labour be in vain.
For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God;
And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:
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:
And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more;
But I would not have you to be ignorant , brethren, concerning them which are asleep , that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
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.
Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it.
I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.