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Greeting

11aPaul, Silvanus, and Timothy,

To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:

For 1, see 1 Thess. 1:1

2Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Thanksgiving

3bWe ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers,1 as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.

2:13; See Eph. 5:20; 1 Thess. 1:2

Or brothers and sisters. The plural Greek word adelphoi (translated brothers) refers to siblings in a family. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, adelphoi may refer either to men or to both men and women who are siblings (brothers and sisters) in God's family, the church

4Therefore cwe ourselves boast about you din the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith ein all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring.

[Mark 10:30]; See 1 Thess. 2:14

[1 Thess. 1:8]; See 1 Cor. 7:17

[2 Cor. 7:14]; See 1 Thess. 2:19

The Judgment at Christ's Coming

5This is fevidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be gconsidered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering

[Acts 14:22]; See Luke 20:35

[Phil. 1:28]

6since indeed God considers it hjust ito repay with affliction those who afflict you,

[Ex. 23:22; Joel 3:4, 7]

[Rev. 6:10]

7and to grant jrelief to you who are afflicted as well as to us, when kthe Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven lwith his mighty angels

See Jude 14

See Luke 17:30

[Rev. 6:11; 11:18; 14:13]

8min flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those nwho do not know God and on those who odo not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.

Rom. 2:8

See Gal. 4:8

Isa. 66:15; Matt. 25:41; 1 Cor. 3:13; Heb. 10:27; 12:29; 2 Pet. 3:7; [Mal. 4:1]

9They will suffer the punishment of peternal destruction, qaway from2 the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might,

Isa. 2:10, 19, 21; [2:8]

[Phil. 3:19; 1 Thess. 5:3]

Or destruction that comes from

10rwhen he comes on sthat day tto be glorified in his saints, and to be marveled at among all who have believed, because our utestimony to you vwas believed.

[1 Thess. 2:1, 13; 1 Tim. 3:16]

[1 Cor. 1:6]

Ps. 89:7 (Gk.); Isa. 49:3; John 17:10

See 1 Cor. 3:13

See 1 Thess. 1:10

11To this end we walways pray for you, that our God may xmake you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every ywork of faith by his power,

1 Thess. 1:3

[5]

Col. 1:9

12so that the name of our Lord Jesus zmay be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

[Isa. 66:5; Acts 13:48]