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.

Luganda Contemporary Bible

1 Basessaloniika 1:1-10

11:1 a Bik 16:1; 2Bs 1:1 b Bik 17:1 c Bar 1:7Nze Pawulo ne Sirwano1:1 Sirwano Mu Luyonaani oluusi ayitibwa Siira ne Timoseewo, tuwandiikira Ekkanisa ey’Abasessaloniika, abantu ba Katonda Kitaffe ne Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo, ekisa n’emirembe bibeerenga gye muli.

Okwebaza olw’okukkiriza kw’Abasessaloniika

21:2 Bar 1:8Bulijjo twebaza Katonda ku lwammwe mwenna era tubasabira obutayosa, 31:3 2Bs 1:11nga tujjukira omulimu gwammwe ogw’okukkiriza, n’okufuba okw’okwagala n’okugumiikiriza okw’essuubi mu Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo mu maaso ga Katonda era Kitaffe, 4era nga tumanyi, nga mmwe abooluganda muli mikwano gya Katonda, baayagala ennyo, be yalonda. 51:5 2Bs 2:14Kubanga Enjiri yaffe teyajja gye muli mu kigambo kyokka, wabula ne mu maanyi, ne mu Mwoyo Omutukuvu, ne mu bukakafu obungi, era nga bwe mumanyi nga twabeeranga wakati mu mmwe ku lwammwe. 61:6 a 1Ko 4:16 b Bik 17:5-10 c Bik 13:52Nammwe mwagoberera Mukama waffe era ne mukola nga bwe twakolanga bwe mwakkiriza ekigambo wakati mu kubonaabona okungi nga mulina essanyu eriva mu Mwoyo Omutukuvu, 7ne mubeera ekyokulabirako eri abakkiriza bonna ab’omu Makedoniya ne Akaya. 81:8 Bar 1:8; 10:18Kubanga ekigambo kya Mukama kibunye okuva mu mmwe, si mu Makedoniya ne mu Akaya mwokka, naye ne mu buli kifo n’okukkiriza kwammwe eri Katonda kwabuna ne tutabaako kye tukwogerera. 91:9 1Ko 12:2; Bag 4:8Kubanga bo bennyini batubuulira engeri gye mwatwanirizaamu, ne bwe mwakyuka okuleka bakatonda abalala ne mudda eri Katonda omulamu era ow’amazima, 101:10 a Bik 2:24 b Bar 5:9era ne bwe mulindiridde Omwana wa Katonda, okukomawo okuva mu ggulu, gwe yazuukiza okuva mu bafu, ye Yesu oyo yekka atulokola okutuwonya mu busungu bwa Katonda obugenda okujja.