1 Thessalonians 1:2-5
New International Version
Thanksgiving for the Thessalonians’ Faith
2 We always thank God for all of you(A) and continually mention you in our prayers.(B) 3 We remember before our God and Father(C) your work produced by faith,(D) your labor prompted by love,(E) and your endurance inspired by hope(F) in our Lord Jesus Christ.
4 For we know, brothers and sisters[a] loved by God,(G) that he has chosen you, 5 because our gospel(H) came to you not simply with words but also with power,(I) with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know(J) how we lived among you for your sake.
- 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.