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Greetings of Grace and Thanksgiving

(A)Paul and (B)Silvanus and (C)Timothy,

To the (D)church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: (E)Grace to you and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

We ought always (F)to give thanks to God for you, (G)brothers, as is only fitting, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the (H)love of each one of you all toward one another increases all the more, so that we ourselves (I)boast about you among (J)the churches of God for your [a]perseverance and faith (K)in the midst of all your persecutions and afflictions which you endure.

God’s Righteous Judgment

This is a (L)plain indication of God’s righteous judgment so that you will be (M)considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which indeed you are suffering. [b]Since (N)it is right [c]for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you, and to give rest to you who are afflicted [d]and to us as well (O)at the revelation of the Lord Jesus (P)from heaven (Q)with [e]His mighty angels (R)in flaming fire, executing vengeance on those who (S)do not know God and to those who (T)do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. These will pay the penalty of (U)eternal destruction, (V)away from the presence of the [f]Lord and from the glory of His might, 10 when He comes to be (W)glorified [g]in His [h]saints on that (X)day, and to be marveled at among all who have believed—for our (Y)witness to you was believed. 11 To this end also we (Z)pray for you always, that our God will [i](AA)count you worthy of your (AB)calling, and fulfill all your (AC)good pleasure for (AD)goodness and the (AE)work of faith with power, 12 so that the (AF)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. 2 Thessalonians 1:4 Or steadfastness
  2. 2 Thessalonians 1:6 Lit If indeed
  3. 2 Thessalonians 1:6 Or in the sight of
  4. 2 Thessalonians 1:7 Lit along with us
  5. 2 Thessalonians 1:7 Lit the angels of His power
  6. 2 Thessalonians 1:9 In OT, Yahweh, cf. Is 2:10, 19, 21
  7. 2 Thessalonians 1:10 Or in the persons of
  8. 2 Thessalonians 1:10 Or holy ones
  9. 2 Thessalonians 1:11 Or make