1Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. 2We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers; 3Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father; 4Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God. 5For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Ghost, and in much assurance; as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake. 6And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost: 7So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia. 8For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing. 9For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye 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, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
1Paulo, Silivano ndi Timoteyo.
Tikulembera mpingo wa ku Tesalonika, umene uli mwa Mulungu Atate ndi Ambuye Yesu Khristu.
Chisomo ndi mtendere kwa inu.
Kuyamikira Chikhulupiriro cha Atesalonika
2Ife timayamika Mulungu nthawi zonse chifukwa cha inu. Timakutchulani mʼmapemphero athu. 3Nthawi zonse timakumbukira ntchito yanu yachikhulupiriro, yachikondi ndi kupirira kwanu kwa chiyembekezo mwa Ambuye athu Yesu Khristu, pamaso pa Mulungu wathu ndi Atate.
4Abale okondedwa ndi Mulungu, tikudziwa kuti Mulungu anakusankhani, 5chifukwa uthenga wathu wabwino sunafike kwa inu ndi mawu okha, koma ndi mphamvu za Mzimu Woyera ndi chitsimikizo chachikulu. Mukudziwa mmene tinkakhalira pakati panu kuti tikuthandizeni. 6Inu mwakhala otitsatira athu ndi a Ambuye; ngakhale kuti panali masautso akulu, munalandira uthenga mwachimwemwe chochokera kwa Mzimu Woyera. 7Ndipo potero munakhala chitsanzo kwa abale onse a ku Makedoniya ndi Akaya. 8Kuchokera kwa inu, uthenga wa Ambuye unamveka ku Makedoniya ndi ku Akaya ndipo mbiri ya chikhulupiriro chanu mwa Mulungu yamveka ponseponse. Choncho sikofunikanso kuti tinene kanthu, 9pakuti iwo amafotokoza za momwe munatilandirira. Iwo amatiwuza za momwe munatembenukira kwa Mulungu kusiya mafano ndi kutumikira Mulungu wamoyo ndi woona. 10Ndipo mukudikira Mwana wake kuchokera kumwamba, Yesu, amene Mulungu anamuukitsa kwa akufa. Iyeyo amatipulumutsa ku mkwiyo umene ukubwera.