The Second Epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians
2 Thessalonians Chapter 1
1Paul, and Silvanus, and Timothy, to the congregation of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
Grace to you and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3We are obligated to always give thanks to God for all of you, brothers, as it is fitting, because your trust is growing abundantly, and the love of each one of you all toward one another is increasing.
4Therefore, we ourselves boast about you in the congregations of God concerning your endurance and trust in all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring,
5which are a clear indication of the righteous judgment of God: that you are counted worthy of the Kingdom of God, for which you also are suffering.
6For indeed, it is a righteous thing with God to repay with affliction those who are afflicting you,
7and to give relief to you who are being afflicted, as well as to us, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his powerful angels, in flaming fire
8inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the Good News of our Lord Jesus.
9They will pay the penalty: cut off forever from the face of the Lord and from the glory of his strength,
10on that Day when he comes to be glorified by his holy ones and to be marveled at by all those who believed (this includes you because our testimony to you was believed).
11And in view of this we always pray for you, that our God will count you worthy of your calling and, by his power, fulfill every desire for goodness and every work of trust,
12so that the name of our Lord Jesus will be glorified in you, and you in him, in accord with the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.