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 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 For after all it is only just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you, 7 and to give relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well  when the Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven with 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 in His 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  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 .
1:4 Or "steadfastness"
1:6 Lit "If indeed"
1:6 Or "in the sight of"
1:7 Lit "along with us"
1:7 Lit "at the revelation of the Lord Jesus"
1:7 Lit "the angels of His power"
1:10 Or "in the persons of"
1:10 Or "holy ones"
1:11 Or "make"