Holman Christian Standard Bible
1Paul, Silvanus,a, b and Timothy:c
To the church of the Thessaloniansd in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
2Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
God’s Judgment and Glory
3We must always thank God for you, •brothers. This is right, since your faith is flourishing and the lovee each one of you has for one anotherf is increasing.g
4Therefore, we ourselves boasth about you among God’s churches — about your endurance and faith in all the persecutions and afflictions you endure.
5It is a clear evidence of God’s righteousi judgmentj that you will be counted worthy of God’s kingdom, for which you also are suffering,k
6since it is righteous for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you
7and to reward with rest you who are afflicted, along with us. This will take place at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with His powerful angels,
8taking vengeance with flaming firel on those who don’t know Godm and on those who don’t obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.n
9These will pay the penalty of eternal destructiono from the Lord’s presencep and from His glorious strengthq
10in that day when He comesr to be glorifieds by His •saintst and to be admired by all those who have believed, because our testimony among you was believed.
11And in view of this, we always pray for you that our God will consider you worthy of His calling,u and will, by His power, fulfill every desire for goodness and the work of faith,v
12so that the namew of our Lord Jesus will be glorifiedx by you, and you by Him,y according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
a. 1:1 Or Silas ; Ac 15:22-32; 16:19-40; 17:1-16
b. 1:1 Ac 15:22; 2Co 1:19; 1Th 1:1; 1Pt 5:12
c. 1:1 Ac 16:1; 1Tm 1:2
d. 1:1 Ac 17:1
e. 1:3 1Co 13:1; 1Jn 4:16
f. 1:3 Php 2:2
g. 1:3 1Th 4:10
h. 1:4 2Co 12:5
i. 1:5 1Jn 1:9
j. 1:5 Mt 12:41; Jn 5:22,27,30; 8:16; 16:11; Heb 9:27; Jms 2:13; 2Pt 3:7; Rv 14:7; 16:7; 19:2
k. 1:5 Php 1:29
l. 1:8 1Co 3:13; Heb 10:27; 12:29; 2Pt 3:7; Rv 14:10
m. 1:8 Ps 79:6; Is 66:15; Jr 10:25
n. 1:8 1Pt 4:17
o. 1:9 1Tm 6:9
p. 1:9 Gn 4:14
q. 1:9 Is 2:10,19,21
r. 1:10 Mk 8:38
s. 1:10 Jn 17:10; Rm 8:17
t. 1:10 Eph 5:3; 6:18
u. 1:11 Eph 4:1; Col 3:15
v. 1:11 Gl 2:16; 1Th 1:3
w. 1:12 Jn 14:13; Ac 3:16; 15:14; Php 2:10
x. 1:12 Is 24:15; 49:3; 66:5; Mal 1:11; 2Co 8:23
y. 1:12 Jn 13:31