1 Thessalonians 1:2; 1 Thessalonians 1:7-8; 1 Thessalonians 2:15; 1 Thessalonians 3:7; 1 Thessalonians 3:9; 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13; 1 Thessalonians 4:6; 1 Thessalonians 4:10; 1 Thessalonians 5:5; 1 Thessalonians 5:14-15; 1 Thessalonians 5:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22; 1 Thessalonians 5:26-27
We give thanks to God always for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers;
so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia.
For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith toward God has gone forth, so that we have no need to say anything.
who both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and drove us out. They are not pleasing to God, but hostile to all men,
for this reason, brethren, in all our distress and affliction we were comforted about you through your faith;
For what thanks can we render to God for you in return for all the joy with which we rejoice before our God on your account,
and may the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all people, just as we also do for you;
so that He may establish your hearts without blame in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints.
and that no man transgress and defraud his brother in the matter because the Lord is the avenger in all these things, just as we also told you before and solemnly warned you.
for indeed you do practice it toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia. But we urge you, brethren, to excel still more,
for you are all sons of light and sons of day. We are not of night nor of darkness;
We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people.
in everything give thanks; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good;
abstain from every form of evil.
Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.
I adjure you by the Lord to have this letter read to all the brethren.