Thessalonians Chapter 1
1 Pauland Silvanusand Timotheusunto the church of theThessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord JesusChristGrace be unto youand peacefrom God our Fatherandthe Lord Jesus Christ.
2 We give thanks to God always for you allmaking mention ofyou in our prayers
3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faithand labour ofloveand patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christin thesight of God and our Father
4 Knowingbrethren belovedyour election of God.
5 For our gospel came not unto you in word onlybut also inpowerand in the Holy Ghostand in much assuranceas yeknow what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
6 And ye became followers of usand of the Lordhavingreceived the word in much afflictionwith joy of the HolyGhost.
7 So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia andAchaia.
8 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only inMacedonia and Achaiabut also in every place your faith toGod ward is spread abroadso that we need not to speak anything.
9 For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in wehad unto youand how ye turned to God from idols to serve theliving and true God
10 And to wait for his Son from heavenwhom he raised from thedeadeven Jesuswhich delivered us from the wrath to come.