New International Reader’s Version

2 Thessalonians 1:1-12

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.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

2 Athesalonike 1:1-12

11:1 1Athe 1:1; Atũm 17:1Nĩ ithuĩ Paũlũ, na Sila, na Timotheo,

Twandĩkĩra kanitha wa Athesalonike marũa maya ũrĩa ũrĩ thĩinĩ wa Ngai Ithe witũ, o na thĩinĩ wa Mwathani Jesũ Kristũ:

21:2 Arom 1:7Wega na thayũ irogĩa na inyuĩ ciumĩte kũrĩ Ngai Ithe witũ, o na Mwathani Jesũ Kristũ.

Gũcookia Ngaatho hamwe na Mahooya

31:3 Aef 5:20; 1Athe 3:12Nĩtwagĩrĩirwo nĩgũcookagĩria Ngai ngaatho hĩndĩ ciothe nĩ ũndũ wanyu, ariũ na aarĩ a Ithe witũ, tondũ ũguo nĩguo kwagĩrĩire, tondũ wĩtĩkio wanyu nĩũrakũra mũno makĩria, o naguo wendani ũrĩa o mũndũ arĩ naguo harĩ mũndũ ũrĩa ũngĩ ũkaingĩha. 41:4 1Athe 1:3Nĩ ũndũ ũcio, nĩtwĩrahaga tũrĩ thĩinĩ wa makanitha ma Ngai nĩ ũndũ wa gũkirĩrĩria kwanyu, na gwĩtĩkia kwanyu mĩnyamaro-inĩ yothe na magerio marĩa mũkiragĩrĩria.

51:5 Afil 1:28; Luk 20:35Maũndũ macio mothe nĩmonanagia atĩ itua rĩa Ngai rĩa ciira nĩ rĩa kĩhooto, na nĩ ũndũ ũcio mũtuuo aagĩrĩru a gũtoonya ũthamaki-inĩ wa Ngai, o ũcio mũnyariiragwo nĩ ũndũ waguo. 61:6 Akol 3:25Ngai nĩ wa kĩhooto: We nĩakarĩha arĩa mamũthĩĩnagia na thĩĩna, 71:7 Kũg 1:4; Jud 14no inyuĩ arĩa mũtũire mũthĩĩnagio amũhe kĩhurũko, o hamwe na ithuĩ. Ũndũ ũcio nĩũkahinga hĩndĩ ĩrĩa Mwathani Jesũ akaaguũranĩrio oimĩte igũrũ arĩ thĩinĩ wa mwaki ũgwakana, hamwe na araika ake arĩa marĩ hinya. 81:8 Agal 4:8; Arom 2:8Nake nĩakaherithia andũ arĩa matooĩ Ngai na matathĩkagĩra Ũhoro-ũrĩa-Mwega wa Mwathani witũ Jesũ. 91:9 Afil 3:19; Isa 2:10, 19Nao nĩmakaherithio na kwanangwo kũrĩa gũtagathira, na mahingĩrĩrio nja matikoone ũthiũ wa Mwathani, o na ũnene wa hinya wake, 101:10 1Akor 3:13; Joh 17:10mũthenya ũrĩa agooka nĩguo atũũgĩrio thĩinĩ wa andũ ake arĩa atheru, o na andũ othe arĩa mamwĩtĩkĩtie magege nĩ ũndũ wake. O na inyuĩ mũgaakorwo mũrĩ amwe ao tondũ nĩmwetĩkirie ũira witũ ũrĩa twamũheire.

111:11 Arom 1:10; 1Athe 1:3Ũndũ ũcio nĩguo ũtũmaga tũmũhooyagĩre tũtegũtigithĩria, atĩ Ngai witũ amũtue andũ maaganĩrĩire na gwĩtwo kwanyu, ningĩ nĩ ũndũ wa hinya wake amũhingagĩrie matanya manyu mothe marĩa mega, o na wĩra o wothe ũrĩa uumanĩte na wĩtĩkio wanyu. 12Tũhooyaga ũguo nĩgeetha rĩĩtwa rĩa Mwathani witũ Jesũ rĩtũũgagĩrio thĩinĩ wanyu, o na inyuĩ mũtũũgagĩrio thĩinĩ wake, kũringana na wega wa Ngai witũ na wa Mwathani Jesũ Kristũ.