11Paul and 2Silvanus and 3Timothy, To the 4church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the LordJesusChrist:
25Grace to you and peace from God the Father and the LordJesusChrist.
We oughtalways6to givethanks to God for you, 7brethren, as is only fitting, because your faith is greatlyenlarged, and the 8love of eachone of you towardoneanothergrows ever greater;
4therefore, we ourselves9speakproudly of you among10the churches of God for your aperseverance and faith11in the midst of all your persecutions and afflictionswhich you endure.
This is a 12plainindication of God'srighteousjudgmentso that you will be 13consideredworthy of the kingdom of God, for whichindeed you are suffering.
6bFor afterall14it is only justcfor God to repay with afflictionthose who afflict you,
and to give relief to you who are afflicteddand to us as well e15when the LordJesus will be revealed16from heaven17with fHis mightyangels18in flamingfire,
8dealing out retribution to those who 19do not knowGod and to those who 20do not obey the gospel of our LordJesus.