Main point summary
We always give thanks to God because we know that you are chosen,because the word came to you in power that you became imitators of us and you becoming examples to others because of your faith.
1 Thessalonians 1:2-10
d We give thanks to God always for all of you,
constantly 1 e mentioning you in our prayers,
remembering before f our God and Father
g your work of faith
and labor of h love
and i steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
For we know,
j brothers 1 loved by God,
k that he has chosen you,
because l our gospel came to you not only in word,
but also in power and m in the Holy Spirit and with full n conviction.
You know o what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake.
And p you became imitators of us q and of the Lord,
for r you received the word
in much affliction,
s with the t joy of the Holy Spirit,
so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia.
For not only has the word of the Lord u sounded forth from you in Macedonia and Achaia,
but your faith in God has gone forth v everywhere,
so that we need not say anything.
For they themselves report concerning
us the kind of w reception we had among you,
and how x you turned to God y from idols
to serve the living and z true God,
and a to wait for his Son b from heaven,
c whom he raised from the dead, Jesus
d who delivers us from e the wrath to come.