The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians

Chapter 1

The gospel comes both in word and in power.

 Paul, and aSilvanus, and bTimotheus, cunto the dchurch of the eThessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

 We give athanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

 Remembering without ceasing your work of afaith, and blabour of love, and cpatience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;

 Knowing, brethren abeloved, your belection of God.

 For our agospel bcame not unto you in cword only, but also in dpower, and in the eHoly Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what fmanner of men we were among you for your sake.

 And ye became afollowers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much baffliction, with cjoy of the Holy Ghost:

 So that ye were aensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.

 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every aplace your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.

 For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from aidols to serve the bliving and true God;

 10 And to wait for his Son from aheaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which bdelivered us from the cwrath to come.