Paul, and Silvanus, and Timothy, Unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
Grace unto you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth,
so that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all persecutions and tribulations that ye endure,
which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the Kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer.
For it is a righteous thing with God to recompense with tribulation those who trouble you;
and to you who are troubled, rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from Heaven with His mighty angels,
in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who know not God, and who obey not the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,
when He shall come on that Day to be glorified in His saints and to be admired in all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed.
Therefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power,
that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.