1Thessalonians Chapter 1

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1Thessalonians Chapter 1

1   Paul, and Silas, and Timothy, unto the church of the Thessalonians 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.

Thanks for Their Faith and Example
2   We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;
3   Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
4   Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.
5   For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and in much assurance; as you know what manner  of  men  we  were  among  you  for  your sake.
6   And you became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit:
7   So that you were examples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.
8   For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith toward God is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak anything.
9   For they themselves show of us what manner of  welcome  we  had  unto  you,  and  how  you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;
10   And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, who delivered us from the wrath to come.