The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians
AUL, and Silvanus, and Timotheus,
unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the
Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be
unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus
1:2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making
mention of you in our prayers;
1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and
labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ,
in the sight of God and our Father;
1:4 Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.
1:5 For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but
also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as
ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
1:6 And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord,
having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the
1:7 So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in
Macedonia and Achaia.
1:8 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not
only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your
faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to
speak any thing.
1:9 For they themselves shew of us what manner of
entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from
idols to serve the living and true God;
1:10 And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised
from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the
wrath to come.
[ I Thessalonians:
Chapter 1: | Verses: 10 | Words: 253 ]
OR yourselves, brethren, know our
entrance in unto you, that it was not in vain:
2:2 But even after that we had suffered before, and were
shamefully entreated, as ye know, at Philippi, we were bold in
our God to speak unto you the gospel of God with much
2:3 For our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of
uncleanness, nor in guile:
2:4 But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust
with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but
God, which trieth our hearts.
2:5 For neither at any time used we flattering words, as
ye know, nor a cloak of covetousness; God is
2:6 Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor
yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as
the apostles of Christ.
2:7 But we were gentle among you, even as a nurse
cherisheth her children:
2:8 So being affectionately desirous of you, we were
willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only,
but also our own souls, because ye were dear unto us.
2:9 For ye remember, brethren, our labour and travail:
for labouring night and day, because we would not be chargeable
unto any of you, we preached unto you the gospel of God.
2:10 Ye are witnesses, and God also how
holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among
you that believe:
2:11 As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and
charged every one of you, as a father doth his
2:12 That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called
you unto his kingdom and glory.
2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing,
because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us,
ye received it not as the word of men, but as it
is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in
you that believe.
2:14 For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches
of 2:14 For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of
God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have
suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they
have of the Jews:
2:15 Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own
prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and
are contrary to all men:
2:16 Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they
might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is
come upon them to the uttermost.
2:17 But we, brethren, being taken from you for a short
time in presence, not in heart, endeavoured the more abundantly
to see your face with great desire.
2:18 Wherefore we would have come unto you, even I Paul,
once and again; but Satan hindered us.
2:19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of
rejoicing? Are not even ye in the presence of our Lord
Jesus Christ at his coming?
2:20 For ye are our glory and joy.
[ I Thessalonians:
Chapter 2: | Verses: 20 | Words: 489 ]
HEREFORE when we could no longer
forbear, we thought it good to be left at Athens alone;
3:2 And sent Timotheus, our brother, and minister of
God, and our fellowlabourer in the gospel of Christ, to
establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith:
3:3 That no man should be moved by these afflictions:
for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.
3:4 For verily, when we were with you, we told you
before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to
pass, and ye know.
3:5 For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I
sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have
tempted you, and our labour be in vain.
3:6 But now when Timotheus came from you unto us, and
brought us good tidings of your faith and charity, and that ye
have good remembrance of us always, desiring greatly to see us,
as we also to see you:
3:7 Therefore, brethren, we were comforted over you in
all our affliction and distress by your faith:
3:8 For now we live, if ye stand fast in the Lord.
3:9 For what thanks can we render to God again for you,
for all the joy wherewith we joy for your sakes before our
3:10 Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see
your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your
3:11 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus
Christ, direct our way unto you.
3:12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in
love one toward another, and toward all men even as we
do toward you:
3:13 To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable
in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our
Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.
[ I Thessalonians:
Chapter 3: | Verses: 13 | Words: 295 ]
URTHERMORE then we beseech you,
brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye
have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God,
so ye would abound more and more.
4:2 For ye know what commandments we gave you by the
4:3 For this is the will of God, even your
sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication:
4:4 That every one of you should know how to possess his
vessel in sanctification and honour;
4:5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the
Gentiles which know not God:
4:6 That no man go beyond and defraud his brother
in any matter: because that the Lord is the
avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and
4:7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but
4:8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but
God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.
4:9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I
write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one
4:10 And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which
are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye
increase more and more;
4:11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own
business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded
4:12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are
without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.
4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren,
concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as
others which have no hope.
4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again,
even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with
4:15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord,
that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of
the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with
a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of
God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be
caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in
the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
4:18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
[ I Thessalonians:
Chapter 4: | Verses: 18 | Words: 396 ]
UT of the times and the seasons,
brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you.
5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the
Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then
sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman
with child; and they shall not escape.
5:4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day
should overtake you as a thief.
5:5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children
of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but
let us watch and be sober.
5:7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they
that be drunken are drunken in the night.
5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on
the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope
5:9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to
obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
5:10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we
should live together with him.
5:11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify
one another, even as also ye do.
5:12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which
labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish
5:13 And to esteem them very highly in love for their
work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
5:14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are
unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient
toward all men
5:15 See that none render evil for evil unto any
man but ever follow that which is good, both among
yourselves, and to all men
5:16 Rejoice evermore.
5:17 Pray without ceasing.
5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of
God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
5:19 Quench not the Spirit.
5:20 Despise not prophesyings.
5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.
5:23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and
I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be
preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus
5:24 Faithful is he that calleth you, who also
will do it
5:25 Brethren, pray for us.
5:26 Greet all the brethren with an holy kiss.
5:27 I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read
unto all the holy brethren.
5:28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with