King James Version1 Thessalonians1

1 Thessalonians

1 Paul, and Sil­vanus, and Tim­o­theus, unto the church of the Thes­sa­lo­ni­ans which is in God the Fa­ther and in the Lord Je­sus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Fa­ther, and the Lord Je­sus Christ. 2 We give thanks to God al­ways for you all, mak­ing men­tion of you in our prayers; 3 Re­mem­ber­ing with­out ceas­ing your work of faith, and labour of love, and pa­tience of hope in our Lord Je­sus Christ, in the sight of God and our Fa­ther; 4 Know­ing, brethren beloved, your elec­tion of God. 5 For our gospel came not unto you in word on­ly, but also in pow­er, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much as­sur­ance; as ye know what man­ner of men we were among you for your sake. 6 And ye be­came fol­low­ers of us, and of the Lord, hav­ing re­ceived the word in much af­flic­tion, with joy of the Holy Ghost: 7 So that ye were en­sam­ples to all that be­lieve in Mace­do­nia and Acha­ia. 8 For from you sound­ed out the word of the Lord not 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 what man­ner of en­ter­ing in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the liv­ing and true God; 10 And to wait for his Son from heav­en, whom he raised from the dead, even Je­sus, which de­liv­ered us from the wrath to come.