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 labour 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.
1Saa nhoma yi fi Paulo, Silas ne Timoteo nkyɛn. Wɔde kɔma Tesalonika asafo a wɔyɛ Agya Onyankopɔn ne Awurade Yesu Kristo mma no: Adom ne asomdwoe nka mo.
2 Daa yesi mo ananmu da Onyankopɔn ase ma mo na yɛkae mo wɔ yɛn mpaebɔ mu nso. 3 Efisɛ, yɛkae mo gyidi a mode di dwuma, mo dɔ a ɛma mutumi de nsi yɛ adwuma ne mo anidaso dennen a mowɔ wɔ yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo mu no wɔ yɛn Nyankopɔn ne Agya no anim.
4 Anuanom, yenim sɛ Onyankopɔn dɔ mo nti na wayi mo sɛ ɔno ankasa ne de no. 5 Sɛ yɛbɛkaa Asɛmpa no kyerɛ mo a, ɛnyɛ nsɛm bi kwa na mmom yegyina tumi ne Honhom Kronkron ne mu nokware mu gyidi so. Munim sɛnea bere a na yɛne mo wɔ ha no mo yiyedi mu nti na ɛmaa yɛne mo tenae. 6 Musuasuaa yɛn ne Awurade; na ɛwom sɛ muhuu amane de, nanso mode anigye a efi Honhom Kronkron no mu gyee asɛm no.
7 Ɛnam so ma mobɛyɛɛ nhwɛso maa gyidifo a wɔwɔ Makedonia ne Hela no nyinaa. 8 Nsɛm a moka faa Awurade ho no ankɔ Makedonia ne Hela nko, na mmom, gyidi a mowɔ wɔ Onyankopɔn mu no ho asɛm adu baabiara. Asɛm biara nni hɔ a ɛsɛ sɛ yɛka bio. 9 Saa nnipa no nyinaa ka gye a yɛbɛsraa mo no, mugyee yɛn ne twe a motwee mo ho fii ahoni ho na mode mo ho maa Onyankopɔn, som nokware ne ɔteasefo Nyankopɔn no 10 na moatwɛn ne Ba a ofi soro no; ne Ba Yesu a onyanee no fi awufo mu a ogye yɛn fi Onyankopɔn abufuw a ɛreba no mu no.