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1 Thessalonians 1 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Paul and Silvanus and Timothy, to the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace. 1 Paul, Silas and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace and peace to you.
2 We give praise to God at all times for you, keeping you in memory in our prayers; 2 We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers.
3 Having ever in mind your work of faith and acts of love and the strength of your hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, before our God and Father; 3 We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
4 Being conscious, my brothers, dear to God, that you have been marked out by God's purpose; 4 For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you,
5 Because our good news came to you, not in word only, but in power, and in the Holy Spirit, so that you were completely certain of it; even as you saw what our behaviour to you was like from our love to you. 5 because our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake.
6 And you took us and the Lord as your example, after the word had come to you in much trouble, with joy in the Holy Spirit; 6 You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.
7 So that you became an example to all those who have faith in Christ in Macedonia and Achaia. 7 And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia.
8 For not only was the word of the Lord sounding out from you in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place your faith in God is made clear; so that we have no need to say anything. 8 The Lord's message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia--your faith in God has become known everywhere. Therefore we do not need to say anything about it,
9 For they themselves give the news of how we came among you; and how you were turned from images to God, to the worship of a true and living God, 9 for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,
10 Waiting for his Son from heaven, who came back from the dead, even Jesus, our Saviour from the wrath to come. 10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead--Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.