Stand Firm

13 But (A)we ought always to give thanks to God for you, (B)brothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you (C)as the firstfruits[a] (D)to be saved, (E)through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Thessalonians 2:13 Some manuscripts chose you from the beginning

20 (A)giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father (B)in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

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The Thessalonians' Faith and Example

(A)We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly[a] (B)mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before (C)our God and Father (D)your work of faith and labor of (E)love and (F)steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Thessalonians 1:2 Or without ceasing

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