1Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy,
To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
2#1 Cor. 1:3Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
God’s Final Judgment and Glory
3We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other, 4so that #2 Cor. 7:4; (1 Thess. 2:19)we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God #1 Thess. 1:3for your patience and faith #1 Thess. 2:14in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure, 5which is #Phil. 1:28manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, #1 Thess. 2:14for which you also suffer; 6#Rev. 6:10since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you, 7and to give you who are troubled #Rev. 14:13rest with us when #(1 Thess. 4:16); Jude 14the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, 8in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9#Phil. 3:19; 1 Thess. 5:3These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and #Deut. 33:2from the glory of His power, 10when He comes, in that Day, #Matt. 25:31to be #Is. 49:3; John 17:10; 1 Thess. 2:12glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed.
11Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would #Col. 1:12count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and #1 Thess. 1:3the work of faith with power, 12#(Col. 3:17)that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.