1Paul, Silas1:1 Greek Silvanus, a variant of Silas and Timothy,
To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
2Grace and peace to you from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Thanksgiving and Prayer
3We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters,1:3 The Greek word for brothers and sisters (adelphoi) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family; also in 2:1, 13, 15; 3:1, 6, 13. and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing. 4Therefore, among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.
5All this is evidence that God’s judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering. 6God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you 7and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. 8He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 9They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might 10on the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed. This includes you, because you believed our testimony to you.
11With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith. 12We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.1:12 Or God and 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.