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 marvelled 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
1Nwoma yi firi Paulo, Silas ne Timoteo nkyɛn,
Yɛde kɔma Tesalonika asafo a wɔyɛ Agya Onyankopɔn ne Awurade Yesu Kristo nkurɔfoɔ no:
2Adom ne asomdwoeɛ a ɛfiri Agya Onyankopɔn ne yɛn Awurade Yesu Kristo nka mo.
3Anuanom, ɛsɛ sɛ da biara yɛda Onyankopɔn ase ma mo. Ɛsɛ sɛ yɛyɛ saa, ɛfiri sɛ, mo gyidie ne ɔdɔ a modɔ afoforɔ no mu den ara na ɛreyɛ. 4Saa enti na yɛn ankasa yɛde mo hoahoa yɛn ho wɔ Onyankopɔn asafo ahodoɔ mu no. Yɛde ɔtaa ne amanehunu a mokɔ so gyina ano no hoahoa yɛn ho.
5Yeinom nyinaa di adanseɛ sɛ, Onyankopɔn bu atɛntenenee ɛno enti, wɔbɛkan mo afra wɔn a wɔbɛkɔ nʼAhennie a morehunu ho amane no mu. 6Onyankopɔn bɛyɛ deɛ ɛtene. Wɔn a wɔbɛma mo ahunu amane no, ɔno nso bɛma wɔahunu amane, 7na mo a mo ne yɛn rehunu amane no nso, wama moahome. Saa asɛm yi bɛsi wɔ ɛberɛ a Awurade Yesu nam ogyaframa mu firi ɔsoro reba a nʼabɔfoɔ atumfoɔ ka ne ho no, 8abɛtwe wɔn a wɔnnim Onyankopɔn na wɔntie yɛn Awurade Yesu Asɛmpa no aso. 9Wɔbɛkɔ daa ɔsɛeɛ mu na wɔayi wɔn afiri Awurade anim ne nʼanimuonyam mu 10da a ɔbɛma nʼakyidifoɔ ne nʼasuafoɔ ahyɛ no animuonyam no. Mo nso, mobɛfra saa nkurɔfoɔ no mu, ɛfiri sɛ, moagye asɛm a yɛka kyerɛɛ mo no adi.
11Yei enti na daa yɛbɔ mpaeɛ ma mo no. Yɛsrɛ Onyankopɔn sɛ ɔmma mo ntumi ntena ase mma asetena a ɛno enti ɔfrɛɛ mo no. Ɔnnyina ne tumi so mma mo tumi, nyɛ mo apɛdeɛ ne biribiara a mo gyidie bɛka akyerɛ mo sɛ monyɛ no nyinaa. 12Yɛbɔ mpaeɛ sɛdeɛ monam yɛn Onyankopɔn ne Awurade Yesu Kristo adom so bɛhyɛ Awurade Yesu din animuonyam wɔ mo mu na mo nso, wɔahyɛ mo animuonyam wɔ ne mu.