1 Paul and Silvanus and Timothy - unto the assembly of Thessalonians in God our Father and Lord Jesus Christ, - favour unto you, and peace!
2 We are giving thanks unto God continually, concerning you all, making, mention, in our prayers, 3 Unceasingly, remembering - your work of faith and labour of love and endurance of hope, of our Lord Jesus Christ, before our God and Father: 4 Knowing, brethren beloved by God, your election, - 5 How that, our glad-message, came not unto you, in word only, but also in power, and in Holy Spirit, and in much assurance, - even as ye know what manner of men we became unto you, for your sake; 6 And, ye, became, imitators of us, and of the Lord, giving welcome unto the word, in much tribulation, with joy of Holy Spirit; 7 So that ye became an ensample unto all who were coming to the faith, in Macedonia and in Achaia: 8 From you, in fact, hath sounded forth the word of the Lord - not only m Macedonia and in Achaia, but, in every place, your faith which is toward God, hath gone forth, so that, no need, have we to be saying anything; 9 For, they themselves, concerning us, do tell - what manner of entrance we had unto you, and how ye turned unto God from the idols - to be serving a living and true God, 10 And awaiting his Son out of the heavens - whom he raised from among the dead, - Jesus: Who is to rescue us out of the anger that is coming.