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1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

1Paul, Silas1:1 Greek Silvanus, a variant of Silas and Timothy,

To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:

Grace and peace to you.

Thanksgiving for the Thessalonians’ Faith

2We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. 3We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

4For we know, brothers and sisters1:4 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in 2:1, 9, 14, 17; 3:7; 4:1, 10, 13; 5:1, 4, 12, 14, 25, 27. loved by God, that he has chosen you, 5because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. 6You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. 7And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. 8The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia—your faith in God has become known everywhere. Therefore we do not need to say anything about it, 9for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, 10and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.

Knijga O Kristu

1 Solunjanima 1:1-10

1Ovo je pismo od Pavla, Sile1:1 U grčkome: Silvanusa. i Timoteja.

Crkvi u Solunu, koja je u Bogu Ocu i u Gospodinu Isusu Kristu.

Neka vam je milost i mir.

Vjera solunskih vjernika

2Uvijek zahvaljujemo Bogu za vas i neprestano se za vas molimo. 3Uvijek se pred svojim Bogom Ocem sjećamo vaših djela vjere, vašeg truda iz ljubavi te vaše postojanosti nadahnute nadom u našega Gospodina Isusa Krista.

4Znamo, draga braćo i sestre, da vas je Bog izabrao za svoje. 5Jer evanđelje koje smo vam donijeli nije se očitovalo samo u riječi, već i u sili Svetoga Duha, s potpunim i dubokim uvjerenjem u njegovu istinitost. A znate i da smo mi među vama živjeli kao dokaz istinitosti naše poruke. 6Primili ste Riječ od Svetoga Duha s radošću unatoč velikim patnjama. U tomu ste slijedili nas i Gospodina. 7Postali ste tako uzorom svim vjernicima u Makedoniji i u Ahaji. 8Ne samo da je riječ Gospodnja od vas odjeknula po Makedoniji i po Ahaji, nego se o vašoj vjeri u Boga tako pročulo da o tomu više ljudima ne treba ni govoriti. 9Sami pripovijedaju kako ste nas lijepo primili i kako ste se od idola obratili istinskome i živome Bogu da mu služite 10te kako iščekujete da s neba ponovno dođe njegov Sin Isus, kojega je uskrisio od mrtvih i koji će nas izbaviti od strašnoga Božjega gnjeva koji je pred nama.