1Paul and Sil‧va′nus and Timothy to the congregation of the Thes‧sa‧lo′ni‧ans in union with God our Father and [the] Lord Jesus Christ:
2May YOU have undeserved kindness and peace from God the Father and [the] Lord Jesus Christ.
3We are obligated to give God thanks always for YOU, brothers, as it is fitting, because YOUR faith is growing exceedingly and the love of each and all of YOU is increasing one toward the other.4As a result we ourselves take pride in YOU among the congregations of God because of YOUR endurance and faith in all YOUR persecutions and the tribulations that YOU are bearing.5This is a proof of the righteous judgment of God, leading to YOUR being counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which YOU are indeed suffering.
6This takes into account that it is righteous on God’s part to repay tribulation to those who make tribulation for YOU,7but, to YOU who suffer tribulation, relief along with us at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with his powerful angels8in a flaming fire, as he brings vengeance upon those who do not know God and those who do not obey the good news about our Lord Jesus.9These very ones will undergo the judicial punishment of everlasting destruction from before the Lord and from the glory of his strength,10at the time he comes to be glorified in connection with his holy ones and to be regarded in that day with wonder in connection with all those who exercised faith, because the witness we gave met with faith among YOU.
11To that very end indeed we always pray for YOU, that our God may count YOU worthy of [his] calling and perform completely all he pleases of goodness and the work of faith with power;12in order that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in YOU, and YOU in union with him, in accord with the undeserved kindness of our God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.