1 # Acts 17.1 Paul, and Silva´nus, and Timothy,
Unto the church of the Thessalo´ni-ans which is in God the Father, and in the Lord Jesus Christ:
Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.#1.1 from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ not found in best early manuscripts.
The Thessalonians' Faith and Example
2We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers; 3remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; 4knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.#1.4 knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God or knowing, brethren beloved of God, your election. 5For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake. 6#Acts 17.5-9 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost: 7so that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedo´nia and Achai´a. 8For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedo´nia and Achai´a, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing. 9For they themselves show of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye 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, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
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