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1 Thessalonians 1:2-4 American Standard Version (ASV)

We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers; remembering without ceasing your work of faith and labor of love and [a]patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, before [b]our God and Father; knowing, brethren beloved of God, your election,

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Thessalonians 1:3 Or, stedfastness
  2. 1 Thessalonians 1:3 Or, God and our Father

1 Thessalonians 1:2-4 New International Version (NIV)

Thanksgiving for the Thessalonians’ Faith

We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

For we know, brothers and sisters[a] loved by God, that he has chosen you,

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Thessalonians 1:4 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in 2:1, 9, 14, 17; 3:7; 4:1, 10, 13; 5:1, 4, 12, 14, 25, 27.
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1 Thessalonians 1:2-4 King James Version (KJV)

We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;

Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.

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