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.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

1 Athesalonike 1:1-10

11:1 Atũm 2:24; Arom 1:18Nĩ ithuĩ Paũlũ na Sila, na Timotheo,

Twandĩkĩra kanitha wa Athesalonike marũa maya ũrĩa ũrĩ thĩinĩ wa Ngai Ithe witũ o na Mwathani Jesũ Kristũ.

Wega na thayũ wa Ngai irogĩa na inyuĩ.

Gũcookia Ngaatho nĩ ũndũ wa Wĩtĩkio wa Athesalonike

21:2 Arom 1:8; Arom 1:10Nĩtũcookagĩria Ngai ngaatho hĩndĩ ciothe nĩ ũndũ wanyu inyuothe, tũkĩmũgwetaga mahooya-inĩ maitũ. 31:3 Agal 5:6; 1Athe 3:6Rĩrĩa tũkũmũhoera tũrĩ mbere ya Ngai o we Ithe witũ-rĩ, nĩtũririkanaga tũtegũtigithĩria wĩra wanyu ũrĩa uumanĩte na gwĩtĩkia, na kwĩnogia kwanyu kũrĩa kũrehagwo nĩ wendani, o na gũkirĩrĩria kwanyu, kũrĩa kuumanĩte na kĩĩrĩgĩrĩro thĩinĩ wa Mwathani witũ Jesũ Kristũ.

41:4 Akol 3:12Nĩgũkorwo, ariũ na aarĩ a Ithe witũ inyuĩ mwendetwo nĩ Ngai, ithuĩ nĩtũũĩ atĩ nĩmwathuurirwo nĩwe, 5tondũ Ũhoro-ũrĩa-Mwega tũhunjagia, tũtiamũreheire ũrĩ o ciugo theri, no twamũreheire ũrĩ na hinya, na ũrĩ na Roho Mũtheru, o na ũrĩ na ihooto itangĩthanganio. Ningĩ inyuĩ nĩmũũĩ ũrĩa twaikaraga na inyuĩ nĩ ũndũ wa kũmũguna. 61:6 1Akor 4:16; Atũm 17:5-10; 2Akor 6:10Inyuĩ mwatuĩkire a kwĩgerekania na ithuĩ, o na mũgĩtuĩka a kwĩgerekania na Mwathani, o na gũtuĩka mwarĩ na mĩnyamaro mĩingĩ, nĩmwamũkĩrire ũhoro wake mũrĩ na gĩkeno kĩrĩa kĩheanagwo nĩ Roho Mũtheru. 71:7 1Tim 4:12Na nĩ ũndũ ũcio mũgĩtuĩka kĩonereria kũrĩ andũ arĩa othe metĩkĩtie kũu Makedonia, o na Akaia. 81:8 Arom 1:8Naguo ũhoro wa Mwathani nĩwahunjire uumĩte kũrĩ inyuĩ, na to Makedonia na Akaia gwiki, no rĩrĩ, o na wĩtĩkio wanyu thĩinĩ wa Ngai nĩũmenyekete kũndũ guothe. Nĩ ũndũ ũcio tũtibataire kuuga ũndũ ũhoro-inĩ ũcio, 91:9 1Akor 12:2; Math 16:16nĩgũkorwo andũ o ene nĩo maheanaga ũhoro wa ũrĩa mwatũnyiitire ũgeni. Nĩmaheanaga ũhoro wa ũrĩa mwagarũrũkĩire Ngai, mũgĩtigana na mĩhianano nĩguo mũtungatagĩre Ngai ũrĩa ũrĩ muoyo na ũrĩa wa ma, 10na mwetagĩrĩre Mũriũ oime igũrũ, ũrĩa aariũkirie kuuma kũrĩ arĩa akuũ, nake nĩwe Jesũ, ũrĩa ũtũhonokagia kuuma kũrĩ mangʼũrĩ marĩa magooka.