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1 Thessalonians 1

1The salutation. 2Paul sheweth his thankful remembrance of the Thessalonians in his prayers on account of their faith, charity, and patience; 5applauding them for their exemplary reception of the gospel, and improvement under it.

1 aPAUL, and bSilvanus, and cTimotheus, unto the church of the dThessalonians which is in eGod the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: fGrace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

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

3 Remembering without ceasing hyour work of faith, and labour of love, and ipatience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, jin the sight of God and our Father;

4 kKnowing, 1brethren beloved, your election of God.

5 For lour gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy *Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know mwhat *manner of men we were among you for your sake.

6 And ye nbecame followers of us, and of the Lord, ohaving received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy *Ghost:

7 So that ye were p*ensamples to all that believe in qMacedonia and Achaia.

8 For from you rsounded out the word of the Lord snot only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.

9 For they themselves shew of us twhat *manner of entering in we had unto you, and how uye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;

10 And vto wait for his Son from heaven, wwhom he raised from the dead, even xJesus, ywhich delivered us from the wrath to come.