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Book 52 1 Thessalonians 001:001 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, to the assembly 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. 001:002 We always give thanks to God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers, 001:003 remembering without ceasing your work of faith and labor of love and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, before our God and Father. 001:004 We know, brothers{The word for "brothers" here and where context allows may also be correctly translated "brothers and sisters" or "siblings."} loved by God, that you are chosen, 001:005 and that our Good News came to you not in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and with much assurance. You know what kind of men we showed ourselves to be among you for your sake. 001:006 You became imitators of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit, 001:007 so that you became an example to all who believe in Macedonia and in Achaia. 001:008 For from you the word of the Lord has been declared, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith toward God has gone out; so that we need not to say anything. 001:009 For they themselves report concerning us what kind of a reception we had from you; and how you turned to God from idols, to serve a living and true God, 001:010 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead Jesus, who delivers us from the wrath to come. 002:001 For you yourselves know, brothers, our visit to you wasn't in vain, 002:002 but having suffered before and been shamefully treated, as you know, at Philippi, we grew bold in our God to tell you the Good News of God in much conflict. 002:003 For our exhortation is not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in deception. 002:004 But even as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who tests our hearts. 002:005 For neither were we at any time found using words of flattery, as you know, nor a cloak of covetousness (God is witness), 002:006 nor seeking glory from men (neither from you nor from others), when we might have claimed authority as apostles of Christ. 002:007 But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother cherishes her own children. 002:008 Even so, affectionately longing for you, we were well pleased to impart to you, not the Good News of God only, but also our own souls, because you had become very dear to us. 002:009 For you remember, brothers, our labor and travail; for working night and day, that we might not burden any of you, we preached to you the Good News of God. 002:010 You are witnesses with God, how holy, righteously, and blamelessly we behaved ourselves toward you who believe. 002:011 As you know, we exhorted, comforted, and implored every one of you, as a father does his own children, 002:012 to the end that you should walk worthily of God, who calls you into his own Kingdom and glory. 002:013 For this cause we also thank God without ceasing, that, when you received from us the word of the message of God, you accepted it not as the word of men, but, as it is in truth, the word of God, which also works in you who believe. 002:014 For you, brothers, became imitators of the assemblies of God which are in Judea in Christ Jesus; for you also suffered the same things from your own countrymen, even as they did from the Jews; 002:015 who killed both the Lord Jesus and their own prophets, and drove us out, and didn't please God, and are contrary to all men; 002:016 forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved; to fill up their sins always... Continue reading book >>


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