11Paul and 2Silvanus and 3Timothy, To the 4church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the LordJesusChrist : 5Grace to you and peace.
26We givethanks to Godalways for all of you, 7makingmention of you in our prayers ;
3constantlybearing in mind your 8work of faith and labor of 9love and a10steadfastness of hopebin our LordJesusChrist in the presence of 11our God and Father,
4knowing, 12brethrenbeloved by God, 13His choice of you;
for our 14gospel did not come to you in wordonly, but also15in power and in the HolySpirit and with 16fullconviction ; just as you know17whatkind of men we cproved to be among you for your sake.
You alsobecame18imitators of us and of the Lord, 19having received20the word in muchtribulation with the 21joy of the HolySpirit,
7so that you became an example to all the believers in 22Macedonia and in 23Achaia.
For 24the word of the Lord has 25soundedforth from you, not only in 26Macedonia and 27Achaia, but also 28in everyplace your faithtowardGod has goneforth, so that we havenoneed to sayanything.
For they themselvesreportabout us whatkind of a d29reception we hadewith you, and how you 30turned to God31from fidols to serveg32a living and trueGod,
and to 33wait for His Son from hheaven, whom He 34raised from the dead, that is Jesus, who 35rescues us from 36the wrath to come.