Knijga O Kristu

1 Solunjanima 1:1-10

1Ovo je pismo od Pavla, Sile1:1 U grčkome: Silvanusa. i Timoteja.

Crkvi u Solunu, koja je u Bogu Ocu i u Gospodinu Isusu Kristu.

Neka vam je milost i mir.

Vjera solunskih vjernika

2Uvijek zahvaljujemo Bogu za vas i neprestano se za vas molimo. 3Uvijek se pred svojim Bogom Ocem sjećamo vaših djela vjere, vašeg truda iz ljubavi te vaše postojanosti nadahnute nadom u našega Gospodina Isusa Krista.

4Znamo, draga braćo i sestre, da vas je Bog izabrao za svoje. 5Jer evanđelje koje smo vam donijeli nije se očitovalo samo u riječi, već i u sili Svetoga Duha, s potpunim i dubokim uvjerenjem u njegovu istinitost. A znate i da smo mi među vama živjeli kao dokaz istinitosti naše poruke. 6Primili ste Riječ od Svetoga Duha s radošću unatoč velikim patnjama. U tomu ste slijedili nas i Gospodina. 7Postali ste tako uzorom svim vjernicima u Makedoniji i u Ahaji. 8Ne samo da je riječ Gospodnja od vas odjeknula po Makedoniji i po Ahaji, nego se o vašoj vjeri u Boga tako pročulo da o tomu više ljudima ne treba ni govoriti. 9Sami pripovijedaju kako ste nas lijepo primili i kako ste se od idola obratili istinskome i živome Bogu da mu služite 10te kako iščekujete da s neba ponovno dođe njegov Sin Isus, kojega je uskrisio od mrtvih i koji će nas izbaviti od strašnoga Božjega gnjeva koji je pred nama.

New International Reader's Version

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

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

2We always thank God for all of you. We keep on praying for you. 3We 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.

4Brothers and sisters, you are loved by God. We know that he has chosen you. 5Our 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. 6We 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. 7So you became a model to all the believers in the lands of Macedonia and Achaia. 8The 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. 9The 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. 10They 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.