1 Thessalonians 1:8-9; 1 Thessalonians 2:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 2:9; 1 Thessalonians 2:17-18; 1 Thessalonians 3:4; 1 Thessalonians 3:6; 1 Thessalonians 3:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:14; 1 Thessalonians 5:28
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;
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.
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.
Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.
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:
Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way unto you.
That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.
Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen. [The first epistle to the Thessalonians was written from Athens.]