1Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the community of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Yeshua the Messiah: Grace to you and shalom.
Good News with Power
2We always give thanks to God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers—continually
3remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadiness of hope in our Lord Yeshua the Messiah.
4We know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that you are chosen,
5because our Good News did not come to you in word only, but also in power and in the Ruach ha-Kodesh and with complete certainty—just as you know what kind of men we proved to be while among you for your sake.
6You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having accepted the message in much tribulation, with the joy of the Ruach ha-Kodesh.
7So you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia.
8For the word of the Lord rang out from you—not just in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faithfulness toward God has gone out, so that we have no need to say anything.
9For they themselves bring news about what kind of welcome we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols, to serve the living and true God,
10and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead—Yeshua, the One delivering us from the coming wrath.