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.

Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

1 Tẹsalonika 1

1Paulu, Sila àti Timotiu.

A kọ ọ́ sí ìjọ tí ó wà ní ìlú Tẹsalonika, àwọn ẹni tí ó jẹ́ ti Ọlọ́run Baba àti ti Olúwa Jesu Kristi.

Kí ìbùkún àti àlàáfíà láti ọ̀dọ̀ Ọlọ́run Baba àti Jesu Kristi kí ó jẹ́ tiyín.

Ọpẹ́ fún ìgbàgbọ́ àwọn ará Tẹsalonika

Gbogbo ìgbà ni a máa ń fi ọpẹ́ fún Ọlọ́run nítorí yín, a sì ń gbàdúrà fún un yín nígbà gbogbo pẹ̀lú. A ń rántí yin ni àìsimi nígbà gbogbo níwájú Ọlọ́run àti Baba nípa iṣẹ́ ìgbàgbọ́ yín, iṣẹ́ ìfẹ́ yín àti ìdúró ṣinṣin ìrètí yín nínú Jesu Kristi Olúwa wa.

Àwa mọ̀ dájúdájú, ẹ̀yin olùfẹ́ wa, wí pé Ọlọ́run ti yàn yín fẹ́ fún ara rẹ̀. Nítorí pé, nígbà tí a mú ìhìnrere tọ̀ yín wà, kò rí bí ọ̀rọ̀ lásán tí kò ní ìtumọ̀ sí i yín, bí kò ṣe pẹ̀lú agbára, pẹ̀lú Ẹ̀mí Mímọ́, pẹ̀lú ìdánilójú tó jinlẹ̀. Bí ẹ̀yin ti mọ irú ènìyàn tí àwa jẹ́ láàrín yín nítorí yín. Tó bẹ́ẹ̀ tí ẹ̀yin pàápàá di aláwòkọ́ṣe wa àti ti Olúwa, ìdí ni pé, ẹ gba ẹ̀rí náà láti ọwọ́ Ẹ̀mí Mímọ́ pẹ̀lú ayọ̀ bí o tilẹ̀ jẹ́ pé, ó mú wàhálà àti ìbànújẹ́ wá fún yín. Tó bẹ́ẹ̀ tí ẹ̀yin pàápàá fi di àpẹẹrẹ fún gbogbo àwọn onígbàgbọ́ tó wà ní agbègbè Makedonia àti Akaia. Ọ̀rọ̀ Olúwa ti gbilẹ̀ níbi gbogbo láti ọ̀dọ̀ yín láti agbègbè Makedonia àti Akaia lọ, ìgbàgbọ́ yín nínú Ọlọ́run tàn káàkiri. Nítorí náà, a kò ni láti ṣẹ̀ṣẹ̀ ń sọ fún wọn nípa rẹ̀. Ṣe ni wọ́n bẹ̀rẹ̀ sí i ròyìn fún wa bí ẹ ti gbà wá lálejò. Wọ́n ròyìn fún wa pẹ̀lú pé, ẹ ti yípadà kúrò nínú ìbọ̀rìṣà àti wí pé Ọlọ́run alààyè àti òtítọ́ nìkan ṣoṣo ni ẹ ń sìn, 10 àti láti fi ojú ṣọ́nà fún ìpadàbọ̀ Ọmọ rẹ̀ láti ọ̀run wá, ẹni tí ó jí dìde kúrò nínú òkú, Jesu, ẹni tí ó gbà wá lọ́wọ́ ìbínú tí ń bọ̀.