Paul and Sylvanus and Timothy, to the church of the Thessalonians. In God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,
Grace unto you: and peace from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
We are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith groweth exceedingly and the charity of every one of you towards each other aboundeth.
So that we ourselves also glory in you in the churches of God, for your patience and faith, and in all your persecutions and tribulations: which you endure
For an example of the just judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which also you suffer.
Seeing it is a just thing with God to repay tribulation to them that trouble you: