2 Thessalonians 1:3-6 NIV

Thanksgiving and Prayer

3 We ought always to thank God for you,1 brothers, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love every one of you has for each other is increasing.2

References for 2 Thessalonians 1:3

4 Therefore, among God's churches we boast3 about your perseverance and faith4 in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.5

References for 2 Thessalonians 1:4

5 All this is evidence6 that God's judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy7 of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering.

References for 2 Thessalonians 1:5

6 God is just:8 He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you9

References for 2 Thessalonians 1:6