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1I, Paul, am writing this letter. Silas and Timothy join me in writing.
We are sending this letter to you, the members of the church in Thessalonica. You belong to God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
May grace and peace be given to you.
Paul Gives Thanks for the Thessalonians’ Faith
2We always thank God for all of you. We keep on praying for you. 3We remember you when we pray to our God and Father. Your work is produced by your faith. Your service is the result of your love. Your strength to continue comes from your hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
4Brothers and sisters, you are loved by God. We know that he has chosen you. 5Our good news didn’t come to you only in words. It came with power. It came with the Holy Spirit’s help. He gave us complete faith in what we were preaching. You know how we lived among you for your good. 6We and the Lord were your examples. You followed us. You welcomed our message even when you were suffering terribly. You welcomed it with the joy the Holy Spirit gives. 7So you became a model to all the believers in the lands of Macedonia and Achaia. 8The Lord’s message rang out from you. That was true not only in Macedonia and Achaia. Your faith in God has also become known everywhere. So we don’t have to say anything about it. 9The believers themselves report the kind of welcome you gave us. They tell about how you turned away from statues of gods. And you turned to serve the living and true God. 10They tell about how you are waiting for his Son to come from heaven. God raised him from the dead. He is Jesus. He saves us from God’s anger, and his anger is sure to come.
1Saa nhoma yi fi Paulo, Silas ne Timoteo nkyɛn,
Wɔde kɔma Tesalonika asafo a wɔyɛ Agya Onyankopɔn ne Awurade Yesu Kristo mma no:
Adom ne asomdwoe nka mo.
2Daa yɛda Onyankopɔn ase ma mo, na yɛkae mo wɔ yɛn mpaebɔ mu nso. 3Efisɛ yɛkae mo gyidi a mode di dwuma, mo dɔ a ɛma mutumi de nsi yɛ adwuma ne mo anidaso dennen a mowɔ wɔ yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo mu no wɔ yɛn Nyankopɔn ne Agya no anim.
4Anuanom, yenim sɛ Onyankopɔn dɔ mo nti na wayi mo sɛ ɔno ankasa ne de no. 5Sɛ yɛbɛkaa Asɛmpa no kyerɛɛ mo a, ɛnyɛ nsɛm bi kwa, na mmom yegyina tumi ne Honhom Kronkron ne mu nokware mu gyidi so. Munim nnipa ko a na yɛyɛ ɛne sɛnea yɛboaa mo fae. 6Musuasuaa yɛn ne Awurade; ɛwɔ mu sɛ muhuu amane de, nanso mode anigye a efi Honhom Kronkron no mu gyee asɛm no. 7Ɛnam so ma mobɛyɛɛ nhwɛso maa agyidifo a wɔwɔ Makedonia ne Hela nyinaa. 8Nsɛm a moka faa Awurade ho no ankɔ Makedonia ne Hela nko, na mmom gyidi a mowɔ wɔ Onyankopɔn mu no ho asɛm adu baabiara. Asɛm biara nni hɔ a ɛsɛ sɛ yɛka bio. 9Obiara kamfo sɛnea mugyee yɛn ne sɛnea motwee mo ho fii abosom ho kɔsom nokware Nyankopɔn a ɔte ase daa no, 10na motwɛn ne Ba a ofi ɔsoro no; Yesu a onyan no fii awufo mu a ogye yɛn fi Onyankopɔn abufuw a ɛreba no mu no.