1 Thessalonians 1
Wycliffe's Bible
1Paul, and Silvanus, and Timothy, to the church of (the) Thessalonians, in God the Father, and in the Lord Jesus Christ, grace and peace (be) to you.

2We do thankings to God (for)evermore for all (of) you, and we make mind of you in our prayers without ceasing; (We always give thanks to God for all of you, and we remember you in our prayers without ceasing;) 3having mind of the work of your faith [mindful of the work of your faith], and travail, and charity, and abiding of the hope of our Lord Jesus Christ, before God and our Father. (remembering the work of your faith, and your labour, and your love, and the endurance of your hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, before God and our Father.) 4Ye beloved brethren of God, we witting your choosing (we knowing of your choosing, or of your election), 5for our gospel was not at you in word only, but also in virtue, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much plenty; as ye know, which we were among you for you; (and so we brought you the Gospel, or the Good News, not in words alone, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit/but also in the power of the Holy Spirit, and with great certitude; and ye know, what manner of men we were when we were among you for your own sakes;) 6and ye be made followers of us, and of the Lord, receiving the word in much tribulation, with joy of the Holy Ghost (with joy in the Holy Spirit/with joy from the Holy Spirit); 7so that ye be made (an) ensample to all men that believe, in Macedonia and in Achaia. 8For of you the word of the Lord is published, (or is much told out), not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith that is to God, in each place is gone forth [but in each place your faith that is to God, is gone forth]; so that it is not need(ful) to us to speak anything (so that it is not needed for us to say anything more). 9For they show of you, what manner entry we had to you, and how ye be converted to God from maumets, (or from simulacra), to serve to the living God and very (For they tell about you, and how we visited you, and thereafter how ye be turned from idols, to serve the living and the true God;) 10and to abide his Son from heavens (and to wait for his Son to come from heaven), whom he raised from death, the Lord Jesus, that delivered us from (the) wrath to coming. [and for to abide his son from heavens, whom he raised from (the) dead, Jesus, that delivered us from (the) wrath to come.]


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