2 Thessalonians 1:1-12

1  Paul and Silvanus and Timothy to the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: 2  Grace and peace to you from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 3 * We are bound to thank God always for you, brothers, as is right and proper, that your faith is growing sturdily and the love of each one of you to the others is increasing, 4  so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith amid all your persecutions and the distresses you endure, 5  an exhibit of God’s just rulings so that you are to be deemed worthy of that same Kingdom of God for which you are suffering, 6  if just it is by God’s standard to repay distress to those who distress you, 7  and to you who are distressed relief with us at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with the angels of his power 8  in flaming fire to give punishment to those that do not know God and to those that do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus; 9  these shall pay the penalty, eternal destruction from the Lord’s presence and from the glory of his strength 10  when he comes to manifest his glory among his holy ones and to be venerated among all those who have believed—because our testimony to you was believed—on that day. 11  To this same end we are always praying for you that our God may deem you worthy to be called and may potently bring to full realization every impulse of goodwill and work of faith, 12 * so that the name of our Lord Jesus may have its glory manifested in you, and you yours in it, in accordance with the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.


1:3 Lit. to each other
1:12 Or and you in him