We oughtalways1to givethanks to God for you, 2brethren, as is only fitting, because your faith is greatlyenlarged, and the 3love of eachone of you towardoneanothergrows ever greater;
4therefore, we ourselves4speakproudly of you among5the churches of God for your aperseverance and faith6in the midst of all your persecutions and afflictionswhich you endure.
This is a 7plainindication of God'srighteousjudgmentso that you will be 8consideredworthy of the kingdom of God, for whichindeed you are suffering.
6bFor afterall9it is only justcfor God to repay with afflictionthose who afflict you,
and to give relief to you who are afflicteddand to us as well e10when the LordJesus will be revealed11from heaven12with fHis mightyangels13in flamingfire,
8dealing out retribution to those who 14do not knowGod and to those who 15do not obey the gospel of our LordJesus.
9These will pay the penalty of 16eternaldestruction, 17away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,
10when He comes to be 18glorifiedgin His hsaints on that 19day, and to be marveled at amongall who have believed -for our 20testimony to you was believed.
To thisendalso we 21pray for you always, that our God will i22count you worthy of your 23calling, and fulfilleverydesire for 24goodness and the 25work of faith with power,
12so that the 26name of our LordJesus will be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the LordJesusChrist.