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1 Thessalonians 1

NLT 1 This letter is from Paul, Silas, and Timothy. We are writing to the church in Thessalonica, to you who belong to God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. May God give you grace and peace. NIV 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. NLT 2 We always thank God for all of you and pray for you constantly. NIV 2 We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers. NLT 3 As we pray to our God and Father about you, we think of your faithful work, your loving deeds, and the enduring hope you have because of our Lord Jesus Christ. NIV 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. NLT 4 We know, dear brothers and sisters, that God loves you and has chosen you to be his own people. NIV 4 For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, NLT 5 For when we brought you the Good News, it was not only with words but also with power, for the Holy Spirit gave you full assurance that what we said was true. And you know of our concern for you from the way we lived when we were with you. NIV 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. NLT 6 So you received the message with joy from the Holy Spirit in spite of the severe suffering it brought you. In this way, you imitated both us and the Lord. NIV 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. NLT 7 As a result, you have become an example to all the believers in Greece—throughout both Macedonia and Achaia. NIV 7 And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. NLT 8 And now the word of the Lord is ringing out from you to people everywhere, even beyond Macedonia and Achaia, for wherever we go we find people telling us about your faith in God. We don’t need to tell them about it, NIV 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, NLT 9 for they keep talking about the wonderful welcome you gave us and how you turned away from idols to serve the living and true God. NIV 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, NLT 10 And they speak of how you are looking forward to the coming of God’s Son from heaven—Jesus, whom God raised from the dead. He is the one who has rescued us from the terrors of the coming judgment. NIV 10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead--Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.