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.

New Serbian Translation

1. Солуњанима 1:1-10

Верност Господу

Увод

1Од Павла, Силвана и Тимотеја, цркви у Солуну – вама који сте у Богу Оцу и Господу Исусу Христу: милост вам и мир.

Захвалност за веру Солуњана

2Увек захваљујемо Богу за све вас, помињући вас у својим молитвама. Непрестано се, 3пред Богом, Оцем нашим, сећамо ваше плодоносне вере, трудом исказане љубави, и постојаности ваше наде у Господа нашег Исуса Христа.

4Знамо, наиме, од Бога, вољена браћо, да вас је Бог изабрао, 5јер вам нисмо само речима навестили Радосну вест, већ силом и деловањем Духа Светога, и са потпуним уверењем. Знате и сами да смо се тако владали међу вама вас ради. 6Ви сте се тако угледали на нас и на Христа, прихватајући поруку са радошћу Духа Светог, упркос многим невољама. 7Тиме сте постали пример свим верујућима у Македонији и Ахаји. 8И не само да је реч Божија преко вас одјекнула по Македонији и Ахаји, већ се и глас о вашој вери проширио посвуда. Зато нема потребе да о томе било шта говоримо, 9јер они сами причају о томе како смо вам приступили, и како сте се окренули Богу од идола, да служите живом и истинитом Богу, 10те како очекујете долазак Сина његовог с небеса, кога је он подигао из мртвих – Исуса који нас избавља од долазећег гнева.