Therefore 1we ourselves boast about you 2in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith 3in all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring.
This is 4evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be 5considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering--
since indeed God considers it 6just 7to repay with affliction those who afflict you,
and to grant 8relief to you who are afflicted as well as to us, when 9the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven 10with his mighty angels
11in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those 12who do not know God and on those who 13do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
They will suffer the punishment of 14eternal destruction, 15away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might,
16when he comes on 17that day 18to be glorified in his saints, and to be marveled at among all who have believed, because our 19testimony to you 20was believed.