2 Thessalonians 1 New American Standard Bible


1 1  Paul and Silvanus and Timothy , To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ : 2  Grace to you and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ .

Judgment at Christ's Coming

3  We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren , as is only fitting , because your faith is greatly enlarged , and the love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater ; 4  therefore , we ourselves speak proudly of you among the churches of God for your [1]perseverance and faith in the midst of all your persecutions and afflictions which you endure .

5  This is a plain indication of God's righteous judgment so that you will be considered worthy of the kingdom of God , for which indeed you are suffering . 6  [2]For after all it is only just [3]for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you, 7  and to give relief to you who are afflicted [4]and to us as well [5] when the Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven with [6]His mighty angels in flaming fire , 8  dealing out retribution to those who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus . 9  These will pay the penalty of eternal destruction , away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power , 10  when He comes to be glorified [7]in His [8]saints on that day , and to be marveled at among all who have believed -for our testimony to you was believed .

11  To this end also we pray for you always , that our God will [9] count you worthy of your calling , and fulfill every desire for goodness and the work of faith with power , 12  so that the name of our Lord Jesus will be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ .


[1] 1:4 Or "steadfastness"

[2] 1:6 Lit "If indeed"

[3] 1:6 Or "in the sight of"

[4] 1:7 Lit "along with us"

[5] 1:7 Lit "at the revelation of the Lord Jesus"

[6] 1:7 Lit "the angels of His power"

[7] 1:10 Or "in the persons of"

[8] 1:10 Or "holy ones"

[9] 1:11 Or "make"

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