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1 Tessalonikerne 1

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1Dette brev er fra Paulus, Silas og Timoteus til menigheden i Thessaloniki, der tilhører Gud Fader og Herren Jesus Kristus. Nåde være med jer og fred fra Gud!

Bøn for og anerkendelse af thessalonikernes menighed

Vi er meget taknemmelige til Gud for alt, hvad han har gjort for jer alle sammen, og vi beder til stadighed for jer. Når vi nævner jer ind for Gud, vores Far, tænker vi på jeres arbejde for troens sag, jeres utrættelige kærlighed og jeres udholdenhed i forventningen om det, Jesus Kristus, vores Herre, vil give jer. Vi ved, kære venner, at det er Gud, der i sin kærlighed har udvalgt jer, for han bekræftede vores budskab med Helligåndens manifestationer og mirakler, så det ikke var vores ord alene, der gav jer den stærke overbevisning. I så også selv, hvordan vores levevis bekræftede, at budskabet ikke var tomme ord.

Selvom I vidste, at det ville betyde forfølgelse, tog I imod vores budskab og blev fyldt med glæde fra Helligånden. I fulgte det eksempel, som vi og Herren viste jer. Derved er I blevet et forbillede for alle de kristne i Makedonien og Akaja. Fra jer er Herrens ord nået vidt omkring, langt ud over Makedoniens og Akajas grænser. Hvor vi end kommer, træffer vi folk, der fortæller os om jeres tro på Gud. Vi behøver ikke engang selv at sige noget om det, for andre fortæller om, hvad der skete, da vi kom til jer, og hvordan I brød med afguderne og vendte jer til den levende og sande Gud for at tjene ham. 10 Og de fortæller om, hvordan I med stor forventning ser frem til, at Guds Søn, Jesus, som blev oprejst fra de døde, skal vende tilbage fra Himlen og frelse os fra den kommende dom.

New International Reader's Version

1 Thessalonians 1

1I, Paul, am writing this letter. Silas and Timothy join me in writing.

We are sending this letter to you, the members of the church in Thessalonica. You belong to God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

May grace and peace be given to you.

Paul Gives Thanks for the Thessalonians’ Faith

We always thank God for all of you. We keep on praying for you. We remember you when we pray to our God and Father. Your work is produced by your faith. Your service is the result of your love. Your strength to continue comes from your hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Brothers and sisters, you are loved by God. We know that he has chosen you. Our good news didn’t come to you only in words. It came with power. It came with the Holy Spirit’s help. He gave us complete faith in what we were preaching. You know how we lived among you for your good. We and the Lord were your examples. You followed us. You welcomed our message even when you were suffering terribly. You welcomed it with the joy the Holy Spirit gives. So you became a model to all the believers in the lands of Macedonia and Achaia. The Lord’s message rang out from you. That was true not only in Macedonia and Achaia. Your faith in God has also become known everywhere. So we don’t have to say anything about it. The believers themselves report the kind of welcome you gave us. They tell about how you turned away from statues of gods. And you turned to serve the living and true God. 10 They tell about how you are waiting for his Son to come from heaven. God raised him from the dead. He is Jesus. He saves us from God’s anger, and his anger is sure to come.