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Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, to the church of the Thessalonians [which is] in God the Father and [in] the master Jesus, the Messiah, grace to you, and peace, from God our Father, and the master Jesus the Messiah.

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We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

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Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, and patience of hope in our master Jesus, the Messiah, in the sight of God and our Father;

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Knowing, beloved brethren, your election of God.

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For our Gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and in much assurance; as you know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.

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And you became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit.

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So that you were examples to all who believe in Macedonia and Achaia.

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For from you, sounded out the word of the Lord, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place is your faith toward God spread abroad; so that we do not need to speak anything.

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For they themselves show of us what manner of entering in we had to you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;

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And to wait for His son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, [even] Jesus, who delivered us from the wrath to come.

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For yourselves, brethren, know our entrance in to you, that it was not in vain.

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But even after that we had suffered before, and were shamefully entreated, as you know, at Philippi, we were bold in our God to speak to you the Gospel of God with much contention.

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For our exhortation [was] not of deceit, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile.

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But as we were allowed by God to be put in trust with the Gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, who tries our hearts.

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For neither at any time did we use flattering words, as you know, nor a cloak of covetousness; God [is] witness.

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Nor of men did we seek glory, neither of you, nor [yet] of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of the Messiah.

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But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse cherishes her children.

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So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted to you, not the Gospel of God only, but also our own souls, because you were dear to us.

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For you remember, brethren, our labor and travail, for laboring night and day, because we would not be chargeable to any of you, we preached to you the Gospel of God.

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You [are] witnesses, and God [also], how benignly and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you who believe.

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As you know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father [does] his children,

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That you would walk worthily of God, who has called you to His kingdom and glory.

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For this cause we also thank God without ceasing, because, when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you received [it] not [as] the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually works also in you who believe.

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For you, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in the Messiah Jesus, for you also have suffered like things by your own countrymen, even as they [have] of the Jews.

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Who both killed the master Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they did not please God, and are contrary to all men.

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Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins always, for the wrath has come upon them to the uttermost.

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But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short time in presence, not in heart, endeavored the more abundantly to see your face with great desire.

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Therefore we would have come to you, even I Paul, once and again; but Satan hindered us.

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For what [is] our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? [Are] you not even in the presence of our master Jesus, the Messiah, at his coming?

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For you are our glory and joy.

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Therefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone;

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And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of God, and our fellow laborer in the Gospel of the Messiah, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith.

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That no man should be moved by these afflictions, for yourselves know that we are appointed thereto.

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For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and you know.

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For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, unless by some means the tempter has tempted you, and our labor is in vain.

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But now when Timotheus came from you to us, and brought us good tidings of your faith and charity, and that you have good remembrance of us always, desiring greatly to see us, as we also [to see] you.

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Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our affliction and distress by your faith.

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For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord.

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For what thanks can we render to God again for you, for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our God;

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Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith?

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Now God Himself and our Father, and our master Jesus, the Messiah, direct our way to you.

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And the master makes you to increase and abound in love toward one another, and toward all [men], even as we [do] toward you.

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To the end he may establish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our master Jesus, the Messiah, with all his saints.

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Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort [you] by the master Jesus, that as you have received of us how you must walk and please God, [so] you would abound more and more.

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For you know what commandments we gave you by the master Jesus.

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For this is the will of God, [even] your sanctification, that you should abstain from fornication.

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That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honor;

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Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles who do not know God.

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That no [man] goes beyond and defrauds his brother in [any] matter, because the Lord [is] the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.

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For God has not called us to uncleanness, but to holiness.

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He therefore who despises, does not despise man, but God, who has also given to us His Holy Spirit.

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But as touching brotherly love you do not need that I write to you, for you yourselves are taught of God to love one another.

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And indeed you do it toward all the brethren who are in all Macedonia, but we beseech you, brethren, that you increase more and more;

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And that you study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

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That you may walk honestly toward those who are without, and [that] you may have a lack of nothing.

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But I would not have you be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who are asleep, that you do not sorrow, even as others who have no hope.

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For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so those also who sleep in Jesus, God will bring with him.

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For this we say to you by the word of the master, that we who are alive [and] remain to the coming of the master will not prevent those who are asleep.

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For the master himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the Trump of God, and the dead in the Messiah will rise first.

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Then we who are alive [and] remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the master in the air, and so we will ever be with the master.

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Therefore comfort one another with these words.

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But of the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I write to you.

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For yourselves know perfectly that the Day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night.

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For when they will say, 'Peace and safety;' then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they will not escape.

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But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that that Day should overtake you as a thief.

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You are all the children of light, and the children of the day, we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

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Therefore let us not sleep, as [do] others; but let us watch and be sober.

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For those who sleep, sleep in the night; and those who are drunk are drunk in the night.

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But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for a helmet, the hope of salvation.

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For God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our master Jesus, the Messiah,

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Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

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Therefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as you also do.

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And we beseech you, brethren, to know those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;

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And to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. [And] be at peace among yourselves.

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Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all [men].

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See that none renders evil for evil to any [man]; but ever follows that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all [men].

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Rejoice evermore.

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Pray without ceasing.

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In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in the Messiah Jesus concerning you.

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Do not quench the Spirit.

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Do not despise prophesying.

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Prove all things; hold that which is good.

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Abstain from all appearance of evil.

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And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and [I pray God] your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless to the coming of our master Jesus, the Messiah.

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Faithful [is] he who calls you, who also will do [it].

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Brethren, pray for us.

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Greet all the brethren with a holy kiss.

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I charge you by the master that this epistle be read to all the holy brethren.

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The grace of our master Jesus, the Messiah, [be] with you. Amen." {[The first [epistle] to the Thessalonians was written from Athens.]}