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.
1Nwoma yi firi Paulo, Silas ne Timoteo nkyɛn,
Yɛde kɔma Tesalonika asafo a wɔyɛ Agya Onyankopɔn ne Awurade Yesu Kristo mma no:
Adom ne asomdwoeɛ nka mo.
2Daa yɛda Onyankopɔn ase ma mo, na yɛkae mo wɔ yɛn mpaeɛbɔ mu nso. 3Ɛfiri sɛ, yɛkae mo gyidie a mode di dwuma, mo dɔ a ɛma motumi de nsi yɛ adwuma ne mo anidasoɔ denden a mowɔ wɔ yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo mu no wɔ yɛn Onyankopɔn ne Agya no anim.
4Anuanom, yɛnim sɛ Onyankopɔn dɔ mo enti na wayi mo sɛ ɔno ankasa ne deɛ no. 5Sɛ yɛbɛkaa Asɛmpa no kyerɛɛ mo a, ɛnyɛ nsɛm bi kwa, na mmom, yɛgyina tumi ne Honhom Kronkron ne mu nokorɛ mu gyidie so. Monim nnipa ko a na yɛyɛ ɛne sɛdeɛ yɛboaa mo. 6Mosuasuaa yɛn ne Awurade; na ɛwom sɛ mohunuu amane deɛ, nanso mode anigyeɛ a ɛfiri Honhom Kronkron no mu gyee asɛm no. 7Ɛnam so maa mobɛyɛɛ nhwɛsoɔ maa agyidifoɔ a wɔwɔ Makedonia ne Hela no nyinaa. 8Nsɛm a moka faa Awurade ho no ankɔ Makedonia ne Hela nko, na mmom, gyidie a mowɔ wɔ Onyankopɔn mu no ho asɛm aduru baabiara. Asɛm biara nni hɔ a ɛsɛ sɛ yɛka bio. 9Obiara kamfo sɛdeɛ mogyee yɛn ne sɛdeɛ motwee mo ho firii abosom ho kɔsom nokorɛ Onyankopɔn a ɔte ase daa no, 10na motwɛn ne Ba a ɔfiri ɔsoro no; Yesu a ɔnyanee no firii awufoɔ mu a ɔgye yɛn firi Onyankopɔn abufuo a ɛreba no mu no.