1 Thessalonians 1:4
New International Version
For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you,

New Living Translation
We know, dear brothers and sisters, that God loves you and has chosen you to be his own people.

English Standard Version
For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you,

Berean Study Bible
Brothers who are beloved by God, we know that He has chosen you,

Berean Literal Bible
knowing, brothers beloved by God, your election,

King James Bible
Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.

New King James Version
knowing, beloved brethren, your election by God.

New American Standard Bible
knowing, brothers and sisters, beloved by God, His choice of you;

NASB 1995
knowing, brethren beloved by God, His choice of you;

NASB 1977
knowing, brethren beloved by God, His choice of you;

Amplified Bible
Brothers and sisters beloved by God, we know that He has chosen you;

Christian Standard Bible
For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
knowing your election, brothers loved by God.

American Standard Version
knowing, brethren beloved of God, your election,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For we know your election, brethren, beloved of God,

Contemporary English Version
My dear friends, God loves you, and we know he has chosen you to be his people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Knowing, brethren beloved of God, your election:

English Revised Version
knowing, brethren beloved of God, your election,

Good News Translation
Our friends, we know that God loves you and has chosen you to be his own.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Brothers and sisters, we never forget this because we know that God loves you and has chosen you.

International Standard Version
Brothers whom God loves, we know that he has chosen you,

Literal Standard Version
having known, beloved brothers, by God, your [divine] selection,

NET Bible
We know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you,

New Heart English Bible
We know, brothers loved by God, that you are chosen,

Weymouth New Testament
knowing as we do, brethren, that you are beloved by God and that He has chosen you.

World English Bible
We know, brothers loved by God, that you are chosen,

Young's Literal Translation
having known, brethren beloved, by God, your election,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Greetings to the Thessalonians
3and continually recalling before our God and Father your work of faith, your labor of love, and your enduring hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 4Brothers who are beloved by God, we know that He has chosen you, 5because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power, in the Holy Spirit, and with great conviction—just as you know we lived among you for your sake.…

Cross References
Romans 1:7
To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians 2:13
But we should always thank God for you, brothers who are loved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning to be saved by the sanctification of the Spirit and by faith in the truth.

2 Peter 1:10
Therefore, brothers, strive to make your calling and election sure. For if you practice these things you will never stumble,


Treasury of Scripture

Knowing, brothers beloved, your election of God.

Knowing.

1 Thessalonians 1:3
Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;

Romans 8:28-30
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose…

Romans 11:5-7
Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace…

beloved, your election of God.

Romans 1:7
To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 9:25
As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.

Ephesians 2:4,5
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, …









(4) "The reason why the sight delights us is because it proves that God loves you, and has set His heart upon you."

Beloved.--The proper translation is, knowing brethren who have been so beloved of God, your election, as in the margin: the Greek idiom cannot allow of the Authorised rendering. The tense of the word "beloved" represents not only God's attitude to them in the present, but the long continuance of it in the past, especially as proved by His election of them. (Comp. Romans 8:28-30, and 2Thessalonians 2:13.)

Election, in the language of (at any rate) St. Paul and St. Peter, seems primarily to refer to a gracious admission into religious privileges in this life. The word implies nothing as to the final condition of the person thus elected (see 2Peter 1:10, and comp. Ephesians 1:4 with Ephesians 5:5-7). God elects us to become members of the Holy Church, and all baptised persons are elect, with heaven in reversion (1Peter 1:2-5); but they may, according as they please, unsettle their election, or make it sure. St. Paul rejoices, because the continued possession of spiritual privileges, used or abused, is an assurance of God's continued "favour and goodness towards us." Of course, however, this observation does not much affect the mysterious doctrine of predestination. The question must still remain why God brings some in this life to the knowledge of His truth, and others not; but the observation, at any rate, destroys the notion of an arbitrary damnation and salvation.

Verse 4. - Knowing; that is, not the Thessalonians themselves, but we, Paul and Silvanus and Timotheus; knowing, being well assured cf. Brethren beloved, your election of God; or rather, as it is in the margin and in the R.V., Knowing brethren, beloved of God, your election. By election is meant that act of free grace by which God destines individuals to become believers in Christ. Thus the Thessalonian converts were chosen or elected by God from among their heathen countrymen to become Christians. The ultimate reason of their Christianity was their election of God.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
Brothers
ἀδελφοὶ (adelphoi)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.

who are beloved
ἠγαπημένοι (ēgapēmenoi)
Verb - Perfect Participle Middle or Passive - Vocative Masculine Plural
Strong's 25: To love, wish well to, take pleasure in, long for; denotes the love of reason, esteem. Perhaps from agan; to love.

by
ὑπὸ (hypo)
Preposition
Strong's 5259: A primary preposition; under, i.e. of place, or with verbs; of place (underneath) or where (below) or time (when).

God,
Θεοῦ (Theou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

we know
εἰδότες (eidotes)
Verb - Perfect Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1492: To know, remember, appreciate.

[that] He has chosen
ἐκλογὴν (eklogēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's 1589: A choosing out, selecting, choice (by God). From eklegomai; selection.

you,
ὑμῶν (hymōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 2nd Person Plural
Strong's 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.


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