2 Thessalonians Chapter 1

New Testament / Second Epistle to the Thessalonians / Chapter 1

1 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, to the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:

2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

3-10 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting because your faith grows exceedingly. The charity of every one of you all abounds toward each other so that we ourselves glory in you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure, which is manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer, seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to those who trouble you, and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them who know not God, and that do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. They shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his power on that day when he comes to be glorified in His saints and to be admired by all those who believe because our testimony among you was believed.

11-12 Therefore, we also always pray for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of his goodness and the work of faith with power, that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thessalonians Chapter 2