New Living Translation

1 Thessalonians 1

Greetings from Paul

1This letter is from Paul, Silas,[a] and Timothy.

We are writing to the church in Thessalonica, to you who belong to God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

May God give you grace and peace.

The Faith of the Thessalonian Believers

We always thank God for all of you and pray for you constantly. As we pray to our God and Father about you, we think of your faithful work, your loving deeds, and the enduring hope you have because of our Lord Jesus Christ.

We know, dear brothers and sisters,[b] that God loves you and has chosen you to be his own people. For when we brought you the Good News, it was not only with words but also with power, for the Holy Spirit gave you full assurance[c] that what we said was true. And you know of our concern for you from the way we lived when we were with you. So you received the message with joy from the Holy Spirit in spite of the severe suffering it brought you. In this way, you imitated both us and the Lord. As a result, you have become an example to all the believers in Greece—throughout both Macedonia and Achaia.[d]

And now the word of the Lord is ringing out from you to people everywhere, even beyond Macedonia and Achaia, for wherever we go we find people telling us about your faith in God. We don’t need to tell them about it, for they keep talking about the wonderful welcome you gave us and how you turned away from idols to serve the living and true God. 10 And they speak of how you are looking forward to the coming of God’s Son from heaven—Jesus, whom God raised from the dead. He is the one who has rescued us from the terrors of the coming judgment.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 Greek Silvanus, the Greek form of the name.
  2. 1:4 Greek brothers.
  3. 1:5 Or with the power of the Holy Spirit, so you can have full assurance.
  4. 1:7 Macedonia and Achaia were the northern and southern regions of Greece.

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1 Tesalonicenses 1

1Pablo, Silvano y Timoteo,

a la iglesia de los tesalonicenses que está en Dios el Padre y en el Señor Jesucristo:

Gracia y paz a ustedes.[a]

Acción de gracias por los tesalonicenses

Siempre damos gracias a Dios por todos ustedes cuando los mencionamos en nuestras oraciones. Los recordamos constantemente delante de nuestro Dios y Padre a causa de la obra realizada por su fe, el trabajo motivado por su amor, y la constancia sostenida por su esperanza en nuestro Señor Jesucristo.

Hermanos amados de Dios, sabemos que él los ha escogido, porque nuestro evangelio les llegó no solo con palabras, sino también con poder, es decir, con el Espíritu Santo y con profunda convicción. Como bien saben, estuvimos entre ustedes buscando su bien. Ustedes se hicieron imitadores nuestros y del Señor cuando, a pesar de mucho sufrimiento, recibieron el mensaje con la alegría que infunde el Espíritu Santo. De esta manera se constituyeron en ejemplo para todos los creyentes de Macedonia y de Acaya. Partiendo de ustedes, el mensaje del Señor se ha proclamado no solo en Macedonia y en Acaya, sino en todo lugar; a tal punto se ha divulgado su fe en Dios que ya no es necesario que nosotros digamos nada. Ellos mismos cuentan de lo bien que ustedes nos recibieron, y de cómo se convirtieron a Dios dejando los ídolos para servir al Dios vivo y verdadero, 10 y esperar del cielo a Jesús, su Hijo a quien resucitó, que nos libra del castigo venidero.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:1 a ustedes. Var. a ustedes de nuestro Padre y del Señor Jesucristo.