1 Thessalonians 2:12-20 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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12 we encouraged, comforted, and implored each one of you to walk worthy of God, who calls you into His own kingdom and glory. 12 encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.
13 Also, this is why we constantly thank God, because when you received the message about God that you heard from us, you welcomed it not as a human message, but as it truly is, the message of God, which also works effectively in you believers. 13 And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is at work in you who believe.
14 For you, brothers, became imitators of God's churches in Christ Jesus that are in Judea, since you have also suffered the same things from people of your own country, just as they did from the Jews. 14 For you, brothers, became imitators of God's churches in Judea, which are in Christ Jesus: You suffered from your own countrymen the same things those churches suffered from the Jews,
15 They killed both the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and persecuted us; they displease God, and are hostile to everyone, 15 who killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets and also drove us out. They displease God and are hostile to all men
16 hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved. As a result, they are always adding to the number of their sins, and wrath has overtaken them completely. 16 in their effort to keep us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved. In this way they always heap up their sins to the limit. The wrath of God has come upon them at last.
17 But as for us, brothers, after we were forced to leave you for a short time (in person, not in heart), we greatly desired and made every effort to return and see you face to face. 17 But, brothers, when we were torn away from you for a short time (in person, not in thought), out of our intense longing we made every effort to see you.
18 So we wanted to come to you-even I, Paul, time and again-but Satan hindered us. 18 For we wanted to come to you--certainly I, Paul, did, again and again--but Satan stopped us.
19 For who is our hope, or joy, or crown of boasting in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming? Is it not you? 19 For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you?
20 For you are our glory and joy! 20 Indeed, you are our glory and joy.