1 Thessalonians 1


1 Paul, a Silvanus, and Timothy,
To the church of the b Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
Grace to you and peace 1 from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Thessalonians' Faith and Example

2 c We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers, 3 remembering without ceasing d your work of faith, e labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father, 4 knowing, beloved brethren, f your election by God. 5 For g our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, h and in the Holy Spirit i and in much assurance, as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake. 6 And j you became followers of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, k with joy of the Holy Spirit, 7 so that you became examples to all in Macedonia and Achaia who believe. 8 For from you the word of the Lord l has sounded forth, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also m in every place. Your faith toward God has gone out, so that we do not need to say anything. 9 For they themselves declare concerning us n what manner of entry we had to you, o and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, 10 and p to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us q from the wrath to come.

  1. Cross References
    1 Peter 5:12
    By Silvanus, our faithful brother as I consider him, I have written to you briefly, exhorting and testifying that this is the true grace of God in which you stand.
  2. Cross References
    Acts 17:1 - 9
    Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews.
  3. Cross References
    Romans 1:8
    First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
    2 Thessalonians 1:3
    We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other.
  4. Cross References
    John 6:29
    Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent.
  5. Cross References
    Romans 16:6
    Greet Mary, who labored much for us.
  6. Cross References
    Colossians 3:12
    Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering.
  7. Cross References
    Mark 16:20
    And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.
  8. Cross References
    2 Corinthians 6:6
    By purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love.
  9. Cross References
    Hebrews 2:3
    How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him.
  10. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 4:16
    Therefore I urge you, imitate me.
    1 Corinthians 11:1
    Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.
  11. Cross References
    Acts 5:41
    So they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name.
    Acts 13:52
    And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.
    2 Corinthians 6:10
    As sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
    Galatians 5:22
    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.
  12. Cross References
    Romans 10:18
    But I say, have they not heard? Yes indeed: "Their sound has gone out to all the earth, And their words to the ends of the world.
  13. Cross References
    Romans 1:8
    First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.
    Romans 16:19
    For your obedience has become known to all. Therefore I am glad on your behalf; but I want you to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil.
    2 Corinthians 2:14
    Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.
    2 Thessalonians 1:4
    So that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure.
  14. Cross References
    1 Thessalonians 2:1
    For you yourselves know, brethren, that our coming to you was not in vain.
  15. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 12:2
    You know that you were Gentiles, carried away to these dumb idols, however you were led.
  16. Cross References
    Romans 2:7
    Eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality.
  17. Cross References
    Matthew 3:7
    But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, "Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
    Romans 5:9
    Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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