1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timothy, to the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
2 We return thanks to God always for you all, making remembrance of you in our prayers continually; 3 Remembering your work of faith, and fatigue of love, and patience of hope of our Lord Jesus Christ, before God and our Father; 4 Knowing, brethren beloved, of God your selection. 5 For our good news was not to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and in much complete certainty; as we know what we were among you for your sake. 6 And ye were imitators of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much pressure, with joy of the Holy Spirit: 7 So that ye were types to all believing in Macedonia and Achaia. 8 For from you sounded forth the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith towards God went out; so that we have no need to speak any thing. 9 For they themselves proclaim of us what entrance we have to you, and how ye turned to God from images to serve the living and true God; 10 And to wait for his Son from the heavens, whom be raised from the dead, Jesus, saving us from coming wrath.