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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 vosotros.[a]

Acción de gracias por los tesalonicenses

Siempre damos gracias a Dios por todos vosotros cuando os mencionamos en nuestras oraciones. Os recordamos constantemente delante de nuestro Dios y Padre a causa de la obra realizada por vuestra fe, el trabajo motivado por vuestro amor y la constancia sostenida por vuestra esperanza en nuestro Señor Jesucristo.

Hermanos amados de Dios, sabemos que él os ha escogido, porque nuestro evangelio os llegó no solo con palabras, sino también con poder, es decir, con el Espíritu Santo y con profunda convicción. Como bien sabéis, estuvimos entre vosotros buscando vuestro bien. Vosotros os hicisteis imitadores nuestros y del Señor cuando, a pesar de mucho sufrimiento, recibisteis el mensaje con la alegría que infunde el Espíritu Santo. De esta manera os constituisteis en ejemplo para todos los creyentes de Macedonia y de Acaya. Partiendo de vosotros, el mensaje del Señor se ha proclamado no solo en Macedonia y en Acaya, sino en todo lugar; a tal punto se ha divulgado vuestra fe en Dios que ya no es necesario que nosotros digamos nada. Ellos mismos hablan de lo bien que vosotros nos recibisteis, y de cómo os convertisteis 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.

Footnotes

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

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1 Thessalonians 1

Thanksgiving for These Believers

1Paul, Silvanus (Silas), and Timothy,

To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace [inner calm and spiritual well-being from God].

We give thanks to God always for all of you, continually mentioning you in our prayers; recalling unceasingly before our God and Father your work energized by faith, and your service motivated by love and unwavering hope in [the return of] our Lord Jesus Christ. [a]Brothers and sisters beloved by God, we know that He has chosen you; for our good news [regarding salvation] came to you not only in word, but also in [its inherent] power and in the Holy Spirit and with great conviction [on our part]. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your benefit. You became imitators of us and [through us] of the Lord, after you welcomed our message in [a time of] great trouble with the joy supplied by the Holy Spirit; so that you became an example to all the believers in [b]Macedonia and in Achaia. For the word of the Lord has resounded from you and has echoed [like thunder], not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place [the news of] your [great] faith in God has spread, so that we never need to say anything about it. For they themselves report about us, telling what kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, 10 and to [look forward and confidently] wait for [the coming of] His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead—Jesus, who [personally] rescues us from the coming wrath [and draws us to Himself, granting us all the privileges and rewards of a new life with Him].

Footnotes

  1. 1 Thessalonians 1:4 Lit Brethren.
  2. 1 Thessalonians 1:7 Greece was divided into two Roman provinces. The northern region was called Macedonia and the southern, Achaia. Thessalonica was an important seaport and was the capital city of Macedonia.