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.

Nueva Versión Internacional (Castilian)

1 Tesalonicenses 1:1-10

1Pablo, Silvano y Timoteo,

a la iglesia de los tesalonicenses que está en Dios el Padre y en el Señor Jesucristo:

Gracia y paz a vosotros.1:1 a vosotros. Var. a vosotros de nuestro Padre y del Señor Jesucristo.

Acción de gracias por los tesalonicenses

2Siempre damos gracias a Dios por todos vosotros cuando os mencionamos en nuestras oraciones. 3Os recordamos constantemente delante de nuestro Dios y Padre a causa de la obra realizada por vuestra fe, el trabajo motivado por vuestro amor y la constancia sostenida por vuestra esperanza en nuestro Señor Jesucristo.

4Hermanos amados de Dios, sabemos que él os ha escogido, 5porque nuestro evangelio os llegó no solo con palabras, sino también con poder, es decir, con el Espíritu Santo y con profunda convicción. Como bien sabéis, estuvimos entre vosotros buscando vuestro bien. 6Vosotros os hicisteis imitadores nuestros y del Señor cuando, a pesar de mucho sufrimiento, recibisteis el mensaje con la alegría que infunde el Espíritu Santo. 7De esta manera os constituisteis en ejemplo para todos los creyentes de Macedonia y de Acaya. 8Partiendo de vosotros, el mensaje del Señor se ha proclamado no solo en Macedonia y en Acaya, sino en todo lugar; a tal punto se ha divulgado vuestra fe en Dios que ya no es necesario que nosotros digamos nada. 9Ellos mismos hablan de lo bien que vosotros nos recibisteis, y de cómo os convertisteis a Dios dejando los ídolos para servir al Dios vivo y verdadero, 10y esperar del cielo a Jesús, su Hijo a quien resucitó, que nos libra del castigo venidero.