The Message

2 Thessalonians 1

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.

Nkwa Asem

Tesalonikafo II 1

Nkyia

1Saa nhoma yi fi Paulo, Silas ne Timoteo nkyɛn. Wɔde kɔma Tesalonika asafo a wɔyɛ Agya Onyankopɔn ne Awurade Yesu Kristo nkurɔfo no:

Adom ne asomdwoe a efi Agya Onyankopɔn ne yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo nka mo.

Aseda

Anuanom, ɛsɛ sɛ da biara yɛda Onyankopɔn ase ma mo. Ɛsɛ sɛ yɛyɛ saa, efisɛ, mo gyidi ne ɔdɔ a modɔ afoforo no den ara na ɛreyɛ. Saa nti na yɛn ankasa yɛde mo hoahoa yɛn ho wɔ Onyankopɔn asafo horow mu no. Yɛde ɔtaa ne amanehunu a mokɔ so gyina ano no hoahoa yɛn ho. Eyinom nyinaa di adanse sɛ, Onyankopɔn bu atɛntrenee ɛno nti, wɔbɛkan mo afra wɔn a wɔbɛkɔ n’ahenni a morehu ho amane no mu. Onyankopɔn bɛyɛ nea ɛteɛ. Wɔn a wɔbɛma mo ahu amane no, ɔno nso bɛma wɔahu amane, na mo a morehu amane no ne yɛn nso, wama yɛahome. Saa asɛm yi besi wɔ bere a Awurade Yesu nam ogyaframa mu fi soro reba a n’abɔfo atumfo ka ne ho no, abɛtwe wɔn a wonnim Onyankopɔn na wontie yɛn Awurade Yesu Asɛmpa no aso. Wɔbɛkɔ daa ɔsɛe mu na wɔayi wɔn afi Awurade anim ne n’anuonyam mu 10 da a ɔbɛma n’akyidifo ne n’asuafo ahyɛ no anuonyam no. Mo nso, mobɛfra saa nkurɔfo no mu, efisɛ, moagye asɛm a yɛka kyerɛɛ mo no adi.

11 Eyi nti na daa yɛbɔ mpae ma mo no. Yɛsrɛ Onyankopɔn sɛ ɔmma mo ntumi ntena ase mma asetena a ɛno nti ɔfrɛɛ mo no. 12 Onnyina ne tumi so mma mo tumi, nyɛ mo apɛde ne biribiara a mo gyidi bɛka akyerɛ mo sɛ monyɛ no nyinaa. 13 Yɛbɔ mpae sɛnea wɔnam yɛn Nyankopɔn ne Awurade Yesu Kristo adom so bɛhyɛ Awurade Yesu din anuonyam wɔ mo mu na mo nso, wɔahyɛ mo anuonyam wɔ ne mu.