1 Paul, Silvanus and Timothy, to the Church in Thessalonica which is in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace to you and peace.
2Thess 1:1 Rom 1:7 2Cor 1:19 Acts 18:5 1Pet 5:12 1Cor 1:2 1John 1:3
2 We always thank God for you all, mentioning you in our prayers continually.
Rom 1:8-9 1Cor 1:4 Col 1:3 Eph 1:15-16 Phlm 1:4 Phil 1:3-4 Rom 6:17
3 We remember before our God and Father how active is the faith, how unsparing the love, how persevering the hope which you have from our Lord Jesus Christ.
1Cor 13:13 Gal 5:6 Rev 2:19 Rom 8:24-25 1John 5:3 2Thess 1:11 2Cor 8:7-9
4 We know, brothers loved by God, that you have been chosen,
2Thess 2:13 2Pet 1:10 1Thess 1:3 Eph 1:4 Rom 8:28-30 Rom 9:25 Titus 3:4-5
5 because our gospel came to you not only in words, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with great effect. And you observed the sort of life we lived when we were with you, which was for your sake.
2Thess 2:14 Gal 3:2-5 Eph 3:20 1Thess 2:13 Col 2:2 1Pet 1:12 Gal 5:22-23
6 You took us and the Lord as your model, welcoming the word with the joy of the Holy Spirit in spite of great hardship.
Acts 13:52 1Cor 11:1 Gal 5:22 1Cor 4:16 2Thess 3:9 Acts 17:5-10 3John 1:11
7 And so you became an example to all believers in Macedonia and Achaia
Titus 2:7 1Tim 4:12 1Pet 5:3 2Cor 9:2 1Thess 1:8 1Thess 4:10 2Cor 1:1
8 since it was from you that the word of the Lord rang out -- and not only throughout Macedonia and Achaia, for your faith in God has spread everywhere. We do not need to tell other people about it:
Rom 1:8 2Thess 1:4 2Thess 3:1 3John 1:12 Rev 14:6 1Cor 14:36 2Cor 3:4
9 other people tell us how we started the work among you, how you broke with the worship of false gods when you were converted to God and became servants of the living and true God;
1Tim 4:10 Gal 4:8-9 1Cor 12:2 Acts 14:15 Jer 10:10 Zech 8:20-23 1Sam 17:26
10 and how you are now waiting for Jesus, his Son, whom he raised from the dead, to come from heaven. It is he who saves us from the Retribution which is coming.
1Thess 5:9 Matt 3:7 Acts 2:24 1Cor 1:7 Acts 1:11 Rom 4:25 1Pet 3:18