This letter is from Paul, Silas, and Timothy. We are writing to the church in Thessalonica, to you who belong to God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
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May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.
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Dear brothers and sisters, we can’t help but thank God for you, because your faith is flourishing and your love for one another is growing.
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We proudly tell God’s other churches about your endurance and faithfulness in all the persecutions and hardships you are suffering.
And God will use this persecution to show his justice and to make you worthy of his Kingdom, for which you are suffering.
In his justice he will pay back those who persecute you.