2 Thessalonians 1:1-8 NRS

1 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
2 Grace to you and peace from God our a Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

References for 2 Thessalonians 1:2

    • a 1:2 - Other ancient authorities read [the]
      3 We must always give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters, b as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of everyone of you for one another is increasing.

      References for 2 Thessalonians 1:3

        • b 1:3 - Gk [brothers]
          4 Therefore we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith during all your persecutions and the afflictions that you are enduring.
          5 This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, and is intended to make you worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering.
          6 For it is indeed just of God to repay with affliction those who afflict you,
          7 and to give relief to the afflicted as well as to us, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels
          8 in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.