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 our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
2 May God our Father[b] and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.
Encouragement during Persecution
3 Dear brothers and sisters,[c] we can’t help but thank God for you, because your faith is flourishing and your love for one another is growing. 4 We proudly tell God’s other churches about your endurance and faithfulness in all the persecutions and hardships you are suffering. 5 And God will use this persecution to show his justice and to make you worthy of his Kingdom, for which you are suffering. 6 In his justice he will pay back those who persecute you.
7 And God will provide rest for you who are being persecuted and also for us when the Lord Jesus appears from heaven. He will come with his mighty angels, 8 in flaming fire, bringing judgment on those who don’t know God and on those who refuse to obey the Good News of our Lord Jesus. 9 They will be punished with eternal destruction, forever separated from the Lord and from his glorious power. 10 When he comes on that day, he will receive glory from his holy people—praise from all who believe. And this includes you, for you believed what we told you about him.
11 So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to enable you to live a life worthy of his call. May he give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do. 12 Then the name of our Lord Jesus will be honored because of the way you live, and you will be honored along with him. This is all made possible because of the grace of our God and Lord, Jesus Christ.[d]
1Paulo, Silivano ndi Timoteyo.
Kulembera mpingo wa ku Tesalonika, umene uli mwa Mulungu Atate athu ndi Ambuye Yesu Khristu.
2 Chisomo ndi mtendere kwa inu kuchokera kwa Mulungu Atate ndi Ambuye Yesu Khristu.
Kuyamika ndi Pemphero
3 Ife tiyenera kuyamika Mulungu nthawi zonse chifukwa cha inu abale. Ndipo tiyenera kutero chifukwa chikhulupiriro chanu chikukulirakulirabe, ndiponso chikondi chimene aliyense wa inu ali nacho pa mnzake chikuchulukirachulukirabe. 4 Nʼchifukwa chake, timayankhula monyadira mʼmipingo yonse ya Mulungu za kupirira kwanu ndi chikhulupiriro chanu pakati pa masautso onse ndi mayesero amene mukudutsamo.
5 Zonsezi zikutsimikiza kuti Mulungu amaweruza molungama. Zotsatira zake ndi zakuti mudzatengedwa kukhala oyenera kulowa mu ufumu wa Mulungu umene mukuwuvutikira. 6 Mulungu ndi wolungama ndipo adzalanga amene amakusautsaniwo 7 ndikukupatsani mpumulo amene mukusautsidwa, pamodzi ndi ifenso. Izi zidzachitika Ambuye Yesu akadzaoneka mʼmalawi amoto kuchokera kumwamba pamodzi ndi angelo ake amphamvu. 8 Iye adzalanga amene sadziwa Mulungu ndi amene samvera Uthenga Wabwino wa Ambuye athu Yesu. 9 Adzalangidwa ndi chiwonongeko chamuyaya ndipo sadzaonanso nkhope ya Ambuye ndi ulemerero wamphamvu zake 10 pa tsiku limene iye adzabwera kudzalemekezedwa mwa oyera mtima ndi kuyamikidwa ndi onse amene anakhulupirira. Inu mudzakhala nawo mʼgulumo chifukwa munakhulupirira umboni wathu.
11 Nʼchifukwa chake timakupemphererani nthawi zonse, kuti Mulungu wathu akusandutseni oyenera mayitanidwe ake, ndi kuti mwa mphamvu zake akwaniritse cholinga chanu chilichonse chabwino ndi chilichonse chochitika mwachikhulupiriro. 12 Ife timapempherera zimenezi kuti dzina la Ambuye athu Yesu lilemekezedwe mwa inu, ndi inu mulemekezedwe mwa Iyeyo. Zonsezi zidzachitika chifukwa cha chisomo cha Mulungu wathu ndi Ambuye Yesu Khristu.