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1 Wathesalonike 1

1Kutoka kwa Paulo, Silvano na Timotheo. Kwa kanisa la Wath esalonike mlio wa Mungu Baba yetu na wa Bwana Yesu Kristo. Tuna watakieni neema na amani.

Shukrani Kwa Imani Ya Wathesalonike

Tunamshukuru Mungu siku zote kwa ajili yenu wote na kuwaom bea pasipo kukoma. Tunakumbuka daima mbele za Mungu Baba yetu, kazi yenu inayotokana na imani, juhudi yenu kubwa katika upendo, na uvumilivu wenu unaotokana na tumaini mlilonalo kwa Bwana wetu Yesu Kristo. Ndugu zetu mnaopendwa na Mungu, tunafahamu kwamba Mungu amewachagua kwa maana Injili yetu haikuwajia kwa maneno matupu bali ilidhihirishwa kwa nguvu na kwa Roho Mtakatifu, mkawa na uhakika kamili. Ninyi mnajua jinsi tulivyoishi pamoja nanyi kwa faida yenu. Nanyi mkatuiga sisi, mkamuiga na Bwana; kwa maana mlilipokea neno kwa furaha mliyopewa na Roho Mtakatifu ingawa mlipata mateso makali. Kwa hiyo mkawa kielelezo kwa waamini wote wa Makedonia na Akaya.

Maana neno la Mungu limeenea kutoka kwenu, sio mpaka Make donia na Akaya tu, bali imani yenu kwa Mungu imejulika na mahali pote. Kwa hiyo hatuhitaji kusema lo lote kuhusu imani yenu; kwa maana wao wenyewe wanaeleza jinsi mlivyotupokea. Wanasimulia jinsi mlivyomgeukia Mungu mkaacha ibada za sanamu, ili kumtumikia Mungu aliye hai na wa kweli; 10 na kumngoja Mwanae kutoka mbin guni, ambaye alimfufua kutoka kwa wafu, yaani Yesu. Yeye anatu komboa kutoka katika ghadhabu ijayo.

New International Version - UK

1 Thessalonians 1

1Paul, Silas[a] 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

We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We 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.

For we know, brothers and sisters[b] loved by God, that he has chosen you, because 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. You 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. And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. The 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, for 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, 10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead – Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.

Notas al pie

  1. 1 Thessalonians 1:1 Greek Silvanus, a variant of Silas
  2. 1 Thessalonians 1:4 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.