1Paul, Silas1:1 Greek Silvanus, a variant of Silas and Timothy,
To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
2Grace and peace to you from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Thanksgiving and Prayer
3We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters,1:3 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, 13, 15; 3:1, 6, 13. and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing. 4Therefore, among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.
5All this is evidence that God’s judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering. 6God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you 7and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. 8He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 9They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might 10on the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed. This includes you, because you believed our testimony to you.
11With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith. 12We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.1:12 Or God and Lord, Jesus Christ
11:1 Bik 16:1; 1Bs 1:1Nze 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, 21:2 Bar 1:7ekisa n’emirembe ebiva eri Katonda Kitaffe ne Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo, bibeerenga nammwe.
31:3 1Bs 3:12Kitugwanidde okwebazanga Katonda bulijjo ku lwammwe abooluganda, nga bwe kisaana, kubanga okukkiriza kwammwe kweyongedde nnyo okukula, awamu n’okwagalana kwammwe mwekka na mwekka, 41:4 a 2Ko 7:14 b 1Bs 1:3 c 1Bs 2:14ekyo ne kituleetera ffe ffennyini okubeenyumiririzaamu mu kkanisa za Katonda olw’okugumiikiriza kwammwe n’okukkiriza kwammwe wakati mu kuyigganyizibwa kwammwe kwonna awamu n’okubonaabona bye mugumiikiriza. 51:5 Baf 1:28Ako kabonero akalaga nti Katonda mutuukirivu mu kulamula kwe, mmwe mulyoke musaanire obwakabaka bwa Katonda, bwe mubonaabonera, 61:6 Bak 3:25; Kub 6:10ate ng’abo ababanyigiriza alibabonereza nga bwe kibagwanidde. 71:7 1Bs 4:16; Yud 14Era nammwe abanyigirizibwa muliweerwa wamu naffe ekiwummulo, mu kubikkulirwa kwa Mukama waffe Yesu bw’aliva mu ggulu, ne bamalayika be ab’amaanyi, 81:8 a Bag 4:8 b Bar 2:8mu muliro ogwaka, n’abonereza abo abatamanyi Katonda era abajeemera Enjiri ya Mukama waffe Yesu. 91:9 a Baf 3:19; 2Pe 3:7 b 2Bs 2:8Abo baliweebwa ekibonerezo kya kuzikirira emirembe n’emirembe, nga baawukanyiziddwa ne Mukama waffe, n’ekitiibwa ky’amaanyi ge. 101:10 a 1Ko 3:13 b Yk 17:10 c 1Ko 1:6Bw’alijja okugulumizibwa mu batukuvu be ku lunaku luli abo bonna abamukkiriza balyewuunya kubanga mwakkiriza bye twabategeeza ku ye.
111:11 a nny 5 b 1Bs 1:3Kyetuva tubasabira bulijjo, Katonda waffe abasaanyize okuyitibwa kwammwe. Abawe amaanyi mutuukirize ebirungi byonna bye mukola, na buli mulimu ogw’okukkiriza mu maanyi, 121:12 Baf 2:9-11erinnya lya Mukama waffe Yesu liryoke ligulumizibwe mu mmwe, nammwe muweebwe ekitiibwa mu ye, ng’ekisa kya Katonda waffe ne Mukama waffe Yesu Kristo bwe kiri.