1Paul, Silas1:1 Greek Silvanus, a variant of Silas and Timothy,
To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
Grace and peace to you.
Thanksgiving for the Thessalonians’ faith
2We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. 3We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labour prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
4For we know, brothers and sisters1:4 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, 9, 14, 17; 3:7; 4:1, 10, 13; 5:1, 4, 12, 14, 25, 27. loved by God, that he has chosen you, 5because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. 6You became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you welcomed the message in the midst of severe suffering with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. 7And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. 8The Lord’s message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia – your faith in God has become known everywhere. Therefore we do not need to say anything about it, 9for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you 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 – Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.
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.