1 Thessalonians 1:2

Thanksgiving for the Thessalonians’ Faith

2 We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers.

1 Thessalonians 1:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;
ESV
2 We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantlymentioning you in our prayers,
NLT
2 We always thank God for all of you and pray for you constantly.
MSG
2 Every time we think of you, we thank God for you. Day and night you're in our prayers
CSB
2 We always thank God for all of you, remembering you constantly in our prayers.

1 Thessalonians 1:2 Meaning and Commentary

1 Thessalonians 1:2

We give thanks to God always for you all
For all the members of this church, Jew or Gentile, rich or poor, greater or lesser believers, officers or private Christians; for their being a church, for the gifts bestowed on them, for the graces hereafter mentioned that were wrought in them and exercised by them; the glory of all which is given to God, and thanks for the same, which shows them to be gifts of his, and not in the least owing to any merits of men: the apostle ascribes nothing to their free will, previous dispositions and qualifications, diligence and industry; nor does he attribute anything to himself and to his companions, who were only ministers by whom these believed; but he refers all to God, to his grace and goodness: and he returned thanks to him for it, and that "always"; whenever he thought of it, made mention of it, or was at the throne of grace, as follows,

making mention of you in our prayers;
to God, daily, both in private and in public, at which times thanksgivings to God were made on their account; for thanksgiving is a part of prayer, and requests are always to be made known unto God with thanksgiving. The Ethiopic version renders this clause in the singular number, "and I am mindful of you always in my prayer"; and leaves out the word "all" in the former clause.

1 Thessalonians 1:2 In-Context

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.
2 We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers.
3 We 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.
4 For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you,
5 because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Romans 1:8; Ephesians 5:20
  • 2. S Romans 1:10