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
1Paulo, Silivano ndi Timoteyo.
Kulembera mpingo wa ku Tesalonika, umene uli mwa Mulungu Atate athu ndi Ambuye Yesu Khristu.
2Chisomo ndi mtendere kwa inu kuchokera kwa Mulungu Atate ndi Ambuye Yesu Khristu.
Kuyamika ndi Pemphero
3Ife tiyenera kuyamika Mulungu nthawi zonse chifukwa cha inu abale. Ndipo tiyenera kutero chifukwa chikhulupiriro chanu chikukulirakulirabe, ndiponso chikondi chimene aliyense wa inu ali nacho pa mnzake chikuchulukirachulukirabe. 4Nʼchifukwa chake, timayankhula monyadira mʼmipingo yonse ya Mulungu za kupirira kwanu ndi chikhulupiriro chanu pakati pa masautso onse ndi mayesero amene mukudutsamo.
5Zonsezi zikutsimikiza kuti Mulungu amaweruza molungama. Zotsatira zake ndi zakuti mudzatengedwa kukhala oyenera kulowa mu ufumu wa Mulungu umene mukuwuvutikira. 6Mulungu ndi wolungama ndipo adzalanga amene amakusautsaniwo 7ndikukupatsani mpumulo amene mukusautsidwa, pamodzi ndi ifenso. Izi zidzachitika Ambuye Yesu akadzaoneka mʼmalawi amoto kuchokera kumwamba pamodzi ndi angelo ake amphamvu. 8Iye adzalanga amene sadziwa Mulungu ndi amene samvera Uthenga Wabwino wa Ambuye athu Yesu. 9Adzalangidwa ndi chiwonongeko chamuyaya ndipo sadzaonanso nkhope ya Ambuye ndi ulemerero wamphamvu zake 10pa tsiku limene iye adzabwera kudzalemekezedwa mwa oyera mtima ndi kuyamikidwa ndi onse amene anakhulupirira. Inu mudzakhala nawo mʼgulumo chifukwa munakhulupirira umboni wathu.
11Nʼchifukwa chake timakupemphererani nthawi zonse, kuti Mulungu wathu akusandutseni oyenera mayitanidwe ake, ndi kuti mwa mphamvu zake akwaniritse cholinga chanu chilichonse chabwino ndi chilichonse chochitika mwachikhulupiriro. 12Ife timapempherera zimenezi kuti dzina la Ambuye athu Yesu lilemekezedwe mwa inu, ndi inu mulemekezedwe mwa Iyeyo. Zonsezi zidzachitika chifukwa cha chisomo cha Mulungu wathu ndi Ambuye Yesu Khristu.