Knijga O Kristu

2 Solunjanima 1:1-12

1Ovo je pismo od Pavla, Sile1:1 U grčkome: Silvana. i Timoteja solunskoj Crkvi koja je u Bogu, našemu Ocu, i u Gospodinu Isusu Kristu.

2Neka vam je milost i mir od Boga Oca i od Gospodina Isusa Krista.

Ohrabrenje u progonstvu

3Draga braćo i sestre, ne možemo a da uvijek ne zahvaljujemo Bogu za vas, za vašu vjeru koja jača i za vašu veliku međusobnu ljubav. 4Ponosno govorimo drugim Božjim crkvama o vašoj postojanoj vjeri u progonstvima i u nevoljama koje trpite.

5One su samo najava pravednoga Božjeg suda na kojemu će vas Bog proglasiti dostojnima svojega Kraljevstva za koje i trpite. 6Bog će pravedno kazniti vaše progonitelje patnjom, 7a vama progonjenima, kao i nama, dati spokoj kad se s neba objavi Gospodin Isus. On će doći s moćnim anđelima 8i s plamenim ognjem te donijeti osvetu onima koji ne priznaju Boga i ne žele se pokoriti Radosnoj vijesti o našemu Gospodinu Isusu Kristu. 9Bit će kažnjeni vječnom propašću, zauvijek odvojeni od Gospodnjega lica i od njegove silne slave 10na dan kada on dođe primiti slavu i čast od svojega svetog naroda, od svih vjernika. Među njima ste i vi jer ste povjerovali našemu svjedočanstvu o njemu.

11Zato se stalno molimo za vas, da vas Bog učini dostojnima života na koji vas je pozvao i da on svojom snagom dovrši svaku vašu dobru nakanu i svako dobro djelo— 12da bi zbog vas svi slavili ime našega Gospodina Isusa te da i vi budete proslavljeni u njemu po milosti našega Boga i Gospodina Isusa Krista.

King James Version

2 Thessalonians 1:1-12

1Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: 2Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

3We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth; 4So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure: 5Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer: 6Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; 7And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, 8In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 9Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; 10When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day. 11Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: 12That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.