1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timothy, to the church of Thessalonians, in God the Father, and in the Lord Jesus Christ, grace and peace to you.
2 We do thankings to God ever-more for all you, and we make mind of you in our prayers without ceasing;
3 having mind [or mindful] of the work of your faith, and travail, and charity, and abiding of the hope of our Lord Jesus Christ, before God and our Father.
4 Ye beloved brethren of God, we witting you’re choosing,
5 for our gospel was not at you in word only, but also in virtue, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much plenty; as ye know, which we were among you for you;
6 and ye be made followers of us, and of the Lord, receiving the word in much tribulation, with joy of the Holy Ghost;
7 so that ye be made ensample to all men that believe, in Macedonia and in Achaia.
8 For of you the word of the Lord is published [or is much told], not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith that is to God, in each place is gone forth, [or but in each place your faith that is to God, is gone forth]; so that it is not need to us to speak anything.
9 For they show of you, what manner entry we had to you, and how ye be converted to God from maumets [or from simulacra], to serve to the living God and very;
10 and to abide his Son from heavens, whom he raised from death, the Lord Jesus, that delivered us from wrath to coming [or to come].