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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 our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
2May God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.
Paul Prays and Gives Thanks
3Brothers and sisters, we should always thank God for you. That is only right, because your faith is growing more and more. We also thank God that the love you all have for one another is increasing. 4So among God’s churches we brag about the fact that you don’t give up easily. We brag about your faith in all the suffering and testing you are going through.
5All of this proves that when God judges, he is fair. So you will be considered worthy to enter God’s kingdom. You are suffering for his kingdom. 6God is fair. He will pay back trouble to those who give you trouble. 7He will help you who are troubled. And he will also help us. All these things will happen when the Lord Jesus appears from heaven. He will come in blazing fire. He will come with his powerful angels. 8He will punish those who don’t know God. He will punish those who don’t obey the good news about our Lord Jesus. 9They will be destroyed forever. They will be shut out of heaven. They will never see the glory of the Lord’s strength. 10All these things will happen when he comes. On that day his glory will be seen in his holy people. Everyone who has believed will be amazed when they see him. This includes you, because you believed the witness we gave you.
11Keeping this in mind, we never stop praying for you. Our God has chosen you. We pray that he will make you worthy of his choice. We pray he will make every good thing you want to do come true. We pray that he will do this by his power. We pray that he will make perfect all that you have done by faith. 12We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus will receive glory through what you have done. We also pray that you will receive glory through what he has done. We pray all these things in keeping with the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1Saa nhoma yi fi Paulo, Silas ne Timoteo nkyɛn,
Wɔde kɔma Tesalonika asafo a wɔyɛ Agya Onyankopɔn ne Awurade Yesu Kristo nkurɔfo no:
2Adom ne asomdwoe a efi Agya Onyankopɔn ne yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo nka mo.
3Anuanom, ɛsɛ sɛ da biara yɛda Onyankopɔn ase ma mo. Ɛsɛ sɛ yɛyɛ saa, efisɛ mo gyidi ne ɔdɔ a modɔ afoforo no mu den ara na ɛreyɛ. 4Saa nti na yɛn ankasa yɛde mo hoahoa yɛn ho wɔ Onyankopɔn asafo ahorow mu no. Yɛde ɔtaa ne amanehunu a mokɔ so gyina ano no hoahoa yɛn ho.
5Eyinom nyinaa di adanse sɛ Onyankopɔn bu atɛntrenee; ɛno nti wɔbɛkan mo afra wɔn a wɔbɛkɔ nʼahenni a morehu ho amane no mu. 6Onyankopɔn bɛyɛ nea ɛteɛ. Wɔn a wɔbɛma mo ahu amane no, ɔno nso bɛma wɔahu amane, 7na wama mo a morehu amane no ne yɛn nso ahome. Saa asɛm yi besi wɔ bere a Awurade Yesu nam ogyaframa mu fi ɔsoro reba a nʼabɔfo atumfo ka ne ho no, 8abɛtwe wɔn a wonnim Onyankopɔn na wontie yɛn Awurade Yesu Asɛmpa no aso. 9Wɔbɛkɔ daa ɔsɛe mu na wɔayi wɔn afi Awurade anim ne nʼanuonyam mu, 10da a ɔbɛma nʼakyidifo ne nʼasuafo ahyɛ no anuonyam no. Mo nso mobɛfra saa nkurɔfo no mu, efisɛ moagye asɛm a yɛka kyerɛɛ mo no adi.
11Eyi nti na daa yɛbɔ mpae ma mo no. Yɛsrɛ Onyankopɔn sɛ ɔmma mo ntumi mmɔ ɔbra a ɛno nti ɔfrɛɛ mo no. Onnyina ne tumi so mma mo tumi, nyɛ mo apɛde ne biribiara a mo gyidi bɛka akyerɛ mo sɛ monyɛ no nyinaa. 12Yɛbɔ mpae sɛnea monam yɛn Nyankopɔn ne Awurade Yesu Kristo adom so bɛhyɛ Awurade Yesu din anuonyam wɔ mo mu na mo nso, wɔahyɛ mo anuonyam wɔ ne mu.