1 Thessalonians 1 New American Standard Bible


1 1  Paul and Silvanus and Timothy , To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ : Grace to you and peace .

The Thessalonians' Faith and Example

2  We give thanks to God always for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers ; 3  constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and [1] steadfastness of hope [2]in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father , 4  knowing , brethren beloved by God , His choice of you; 5  for our gospel did not come to you in word only , but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction ; just as you know what kind of men we [3]proved to be among you for your sake .

6  You also became imitators of us and of the Lord , having received the word in much tribulation with the joy of the Holy Spirit , 7  so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia . 8  For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you, not only in Macedonia and Achaia , but also in every place your faith toward God has gone forth , so that we have no need to say anything . 9  For they themselves report about us what kind of a [4] reception we had [5]with you, and how you turned to God from [6]idols to serve [7] a living and true God , 10  and to wait for His Son from [8]heaven , whom He raised from the dead , that is Jesus , who rescues us from the wrath to come .


[1] 1:3 Or "perseverance"

[2] 1:3 Lit "of"

[3] 1:5 Or "became"

[4] 1:9 Lit "entrance"

[5] 1:9 Lit "to"

[6] 1:9 Or "the idols"

[7] 1:9 Or "the"

[8] 1:10 Lit "the heavens"

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