New International Reader's Version

2 Thessalonians 1:1-12

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 our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

2May God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.

Paul Prays and Gives Thanks

3Brothers and sisters, we should always thank God for you. That is only right, because your faith is growing more and more. We also thank God that the love you all have for one another is increasing. 4So among God’s churches we brag about the fact that you don’t give up easily. We brag about your faith in all the suffering and testing you are going through.

5All of this proves that when God judges, he is fair. So you will be considered worthy to enter God’s kingdom. You are suffering for his kingdom. 6God is fair. He will pay back trouble to those who give you trouble. 7He will help you who are troubled. And he will also help us. All these things will happen when the Lord Jesus appears from heaven. He will come in blazing fire. He will come with his powerful angels. 8He will punish those who don’t know God. He will punish those who don’t obey the good news about our Lord Jesus. 9They will be destroyed forever. They will be shut out of heaven. They will never see the glory of the Lord’s strength. 10All these things will happen when he comes. On that day his glory will be seen in his holy people. Everyone who has believed will be amazed when they see him. This includes you, because you believed the witness we gave you.

11Keeping this in mind, we never stop praying for you. Our God has chosen you. We pray that he will make you worthy of his choice. We pray he will make every good thing you want to do come true. We pray that he will do this by his power. We pray that he will make perfect all that you have done by faith. 12We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus will receive glory through what you have done. We also pray that you will receive glory through what he has done. We pray all these things in keeping with the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Asante Twi Contemporary Bible

2 Tesalonikafoɔ 1:1-12

Nkyea

1Nwoma yi firi Paulo, Silas ne Timoteo nkyɛn,

Yɛde kɔma Tesalonika asafo a wɔyɛ Agya Onyankopɔn ne Awurade Yesu Kristo nkurɔfoɔ no:

2Adom ne asomdwoeɛ a ɛfiri Agya Onyankopɔn ne yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo nka mo.

Aseda

3Anuanom, ɛsɛ sɛ da biara yɛda Onyankopɔn ase ma mo. Ɛsɛ sɛ yɛyɛ saa, ɛfiri sɛ, mo gyidie ne ɔdɔ a modɔ afoforɔ no mu den ara na ɛreyɛ. 4Saa enti na yɛn ankasa yɛde mo hoahoa yɛn ho wɔ Onyankopɔn asafo ahodoɔ mu no. Yɛde ɔtaa ne amanehunu a mokɔ so gyina ano no hoahoa yɛn ho.

5Yeinom nyinaa di adanseɛ sɛ, Onyankopɔn bu atɛntenenee ɛno enti, wɔbɛkan mo afra wɔn a wɔbɛkɔ nʼAhennie a morehunu ho amane no mu. 6Onyankopɔn bɛyɛ deɛ ɛtene. Wɔn a wɔbɛma mo ahunu amane no, ɔno nso bɛma wɔahunu amane, 7na mo a mo ne yɛn rehunu amane no nso, wama moahome. Saa asɛm yi bɛsi wɔ ɛberɛ a Awurade Yesu nam ogyaframa mu firi ɔsoro reba a nʼabɔfoɔ atumfoɔ ka ne ho no, 8abɛtwe wɔn a wɔnnim Onyankopɔn na wɔntie yɛn Awurade Yesu Asɛmpa no aso. 9Wɔbɛkɔ daa ɔsɛeɛ mu na wɔayi wɔn afiri Awurade anim ne nʼanimuonyam mu 10da a ɔbɛma nʼakyidifoɔ ne nʼasuafoɔ ahyɛ no animuonyam no. Mo nso, mobɛfra saa nkurɔfoɔ no mu, ɛfiri sɛ, moagye asɛm a yɛka kyerɛɛ mo no adi.

11Yei enti na daa yɛbɔ mpaeɛ ma mo no. Yɛsrɛ Onyankopɔn sɛ ɔmma mo ntumi ntena ase mma asetena a ɛno enti ɔfrɛɛ mo no. Ɔnnyina ne tumi so mma mo tumi, nyɛ mo apɛdeɛ ne biribiara a mo gyidie bɛka akyerɛ mo sɛ monyɛ no nyinaa. 12Yɛbɔ mpaeɛ sɛdeɛ monam yɛn Onyankopɔn ne Awurade Yesu Kristo adom so bɛhyɛ Awurade Yesu din animuonyam wɔ mo mu na mo nso, wɔahyɛ mo animuonyam wɔ ne mu.