2 Thessalonians 1
1 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ:
2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
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 so that we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and afflictions that you endure,
5 which is manifest evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be
counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer;
6 since it is righteous judgment with God to repay with affliction those who trouble you,
7 and to give you who are afflicted rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from
Heaven with His mighty angels,
8 in flaming fire giving full vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those
who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9 These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and
from the glory of His power,
10 when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all
those who believe, because our testimony among you is believed.
11 Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this
calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with
12 that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him,
according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.