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1 Thessalonians 1 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy Box1Th 1:1 - Paul, Silas[fn] and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace and peace to you.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 1:2 - We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 1:3 - 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.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 1:4 - For we know, brothers and sisters[fn] loved by God, that he has chosen you,

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 1:5 - because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 1:6 - You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 1:7 - And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia.

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 1:8 - The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia—your faith in God has become known everywhere. Therefore we do not need to say anything about it,

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 1:9 - for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,

Unchecked Copy Box1Th 1:10 - and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.
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Greek Silvanus, a variant of Silas
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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