1Paulo, Silivano ndi Timoteyo.
Kulembera mpingo wa ku Tesalonika, umene uli mwa Mulungu Atate athu ndi Ambuye Yesu Khristu.
2 Chisomo ndi mtendere kwa inu kuchokera kwa Mulungu Atate ndi Ambuye Yesu Khristu.
Kuyamika ndi Pemphero
3 Ife tiyenera kuyamika Mulungu nthawi zonse chifukwa cha inu abale. Ndipo tiyenera kutero chifukwa chikhulupiriro chanu chikukulirakulirabe, ndiponso chikondi chimene aliyense wa inu ali nacho pa mnzake chikuchulukirachulukirabe. 4 Nʼchifukwa chake, timayankhula monyadira mʼmipingo yonse ya Mulungu za kupirira kwanu ndi chikhulupiriro chanu pakati pa masautso onse ndi mayesero amene mukudutsamo.
5 Zonsezi zikutsimikiza kuti Mulungu amaweruza molungama. Zotsatira zake ndi zakuti mudzatengedwa kukhala oyenera kulowa mu ufumu wa Mulungu umene mukuwuvutikira. 6 Mulungu ndi wolungama ndipo adzalanga amene amakusautsaniwo 7 ndikukupatsani mpumulo amene mukusautsidwa, pamodzi ndi ifenso. Izi zidzachitika Ambuye Yesu akadzaoneka mʼmalawi amoto kuchokera kumwamba pamodzi ndi angelo ake amphamvu. 8 Iye adzalanga amene sadziwa Mulungu ndi amene samvera Uthenga Wabwino wa Ambuye athu Yesu. 9 Adzalangidwa ndi chiwonongeko chamuyaya ndipo sadzaonanso nkhope ya Ambuye ndi ulemerero wamphamvu zake 10 pa tsiku limene iye adzabwera kudzalemekezedwa mwa oyera mtima ndi kuyamikidwa ndi onse amene anakhulupirira. Inu mudzakhala nawo mʼgulumo chifukwa munakhulupirira umboni wathu.
11 Nʼchifukwa chake timakupemphererani nthawi zonse, kuti Mulungu wathu akusandutseni oyenera mayitanidwe ake, ndi kuti mwa mphamvu zake akwaniritse cholinga chanu chilichonse chabwino ndi chilichonse chochitika mwachikhulupiriro. 12 Ife timapempherera zimenezi kuti dzina la Ambuye athu Yesu lilemekezedwe mwa inu, ndi inu mulemekezedwe mwa Iyeyo. Zonsezi zidzachitika chifukwa cha chisomo cha Mulungu wathu ndi Ambuye Yesu Khristu.
11-2 I, Paul, together with Silas and Timothy, greet the church of the Thessalonian Christians in the name of God our Father and our Master, Jesus Christ. Our God gives you everything you need, makes you everything you’re to be.
Justice Is on the Way
3-4 You need to know, friends, that thanking God over and over for you is not only a pleasure; it’s a must. We have to do it. Your faith is growing phenomenally; your love for each other is developing wonderfully. Why, it’s only right that we give thanks. We’re so proud of you; you’re so steady and determined in your faith despite all the hard times that have come down on you. We tell everyone we meet in the churches all about you.
5-10 All this trouble is a clear sign that God has decided to make you fit for the kingdom. You’re suffering now, but justice is on the way. When the Master Jesus appears out of heaven in a blaze of fire with his strong angels, he’ll even up the score by settling accounts with those who gave you such a bad time. His coming will be the break we’ve been waiting for. Those who refuse to know God and refuse to obey the Message will pay for what they’ve done. Eternal exile from the presence of the Master and his splendid power is their sentence. But on that very same day when he comes, he will be exalted by his followers and celebrated by all who believe—and all because you believed what we told you.
11-12 Because we know that this extraordinary day is just ahead, we pray for you all the time—pray that our God will make you fit for what he’s called you to be, pray that he’ll fill your good ideas and acts of faith with his own energy so that it all amounts to something. If your life honors the name of Jesus, he will honor you. Grace is behind and through all of this, our God giving himself freely, the Master, Jesus Christ, giving himself freely.