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2 Thessalonians 1

Thanksgiving for Faith and Perseverance

1Paul, Silvanus (Silas), and Timothy,

To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace [inner calm and spiritual well-being] from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

We ought always and indeed are morally obligated [as those in debt] to give thanks to God for you, [a]brothers and sisters, as is fitting, because your faith is growing ever greater, and the [unselfish] [b]love of each one of you toward one another is continually increasing. Therefore, we speak of you with pride among the churches of God for your steadfastness [your unflinching endurance, and patience] and your firm faith in the midst of all the persecution and [crushing] distress which you endure. This is a positive proof of the righteous judgment of God [a sign of His fair verdict], so that you will be considered worthy of His kingdom, for which indeed you are suffering. For after all it is only just for God to repay with distress those who distress you, and to give relief to you who are so distressed and to us as well when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in a flame of fire, dealing out [full and complete] vengeance to those who do not [seek to] know God and to those who ignore and refuse to obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus [by choosing not to respond to Him]. These people will pay the penalty and endure the punishment of [c]everlasting destruction, banished from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, 10 when He comes to be glorified in His saints on that day [that is, glorified through the changed lives of those who have accepted Him as Savior and have been set apart for His purpose], and to be marveled at among all who have believed, because our testimony to you was believed and trusted [and confirmed in your lives]. 11 With this in view, we constantly pray for you, that our God will count you worthy of your calling [to faith] and with [His] power fulfill every desire for goodness, and complete [your] every work of faith, 12 so that the name of our Lord Jesus will be glorified in you [by what you do], and you in Him, according to the [precious] grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Notas al pie

  1. 2 Thessalonians 1:3 Lit brethren, includes all born-again believers.
  2. 2 Thessalonians 1:3 The key to understanding this and other statements about love is to know that this love (the Greek word agape) is not so much a matter of emotion as it is of doing things for the benefit of another person, that is, having an unselfish concern for another and a willingness to seek the best for another.
  3. 2 Thessalonians 1:9 Not annihilation, but the loss of all meaningful things.

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2 Tesalonicenses 1

1Pablo, Silvano y Timoteo,

a la iglesia de los tesalonicenses, unida a Dios nuestro Padre y al Señor Jesucristo:

Que Dios el Padre y el Señor Jesucristo les concedan gracia y paz.

Acción de gracias y oración

Hermanos, siempre debemos dar gracias a Dios por ustedes, como es justo, porque su fe se acrecienta cada vez más, y en cada uno de ustedes sigue abundando el amor hacia los otros. Así que nos sentimos orgullosos de ustedes ante las iglesias de Dios por la perseverancia y la fe que muestran al soportar toda clase de persecuciones y sufrimientos. Todo esto prueba que el juicio de Dios es justo, y por tanto él los considera dignos de su reino, por el cual están sufriendo.

Dios, que es justo, pagará con sufrimiento a quienes los hacen sufrir a ustedes. Y a ustedes que sufren, les dará descanso, lo mismo que a nosotros. Esto sucederá cuando el Señor Jesús se manifieste desde el cielo entre llamas de fuego, con sus poderosos ángeles, para castigar a los que no reconocen a Dios ni obedecen el evangelio de nuestro Señor Jesús. Ellos sufrirán el castigo de la destrucción eterna, lejos de la presencia del Señor y de la majestad de su poder, 10 el día en que venga para ser glorificado por medio de sus santos y admirado por todos los que hayan creído, entre los cuales están ustedes porque creyeron el testimonio que les dimos.

11 Por eso oramos constantemente por ustedes, para que nuestro Dios los considere dignos del llamamiento que les ha hecho, y por su poder perfeccione toda disposición al bien y toda obra que realicen por la fe. 12 Oramos así, de modo que el nombre de nuestro Señor Jesús sea glorificado por medio de ustedes, y ustedes por él, conforme a la gracia de nuestro Dios y del Señor Jesucristo.[a]

Notas al pie

  1. 1:12 Dios y del Señor Jesucristo. Alt. Dios y Señor, Jesucristo.