1Paul, and Silvanus, and Timothy, to the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
2Grace be to you, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3We ought to thank God always for you, brethren, as is fit, because your faith increaseth exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all toward each ether aboundeth;
4so that we ourselves glory in you among the churches of God, for your constancy and faith in all your persecutions and the afflictions which ye endure;
5an indication of the righteous judgment of God, by which ye will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye are also suffering;
6since it will be just with God to repay distress to them that distress you,
7and to you the distressed rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be manifested from heaven, with the angels of his might,
8in flaming fire, taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus;
9who will be punished with everlasting destruction proceeding from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his power,
10when he shall come in that day to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all who believed; for our testimony to you was believed.
11For which end we also pray always for you, that our God may count you worthy of your calling, and perfect in you all pleasure in goodness, and the work of faith, with power;
12that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.