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
1Bulus, da Sila, da Timoti,
Zuwa ga ikkilisiya ta Tessalonikawa ta Allah Ubanmu da Ubangiji Yesu Kiristi.
2Alheri da salama daga Allah Uba da kuma Ubangiji Yesu Kiristi, su kasance tare da ku.
Godiya da addu’a
3Dole kullum mu gode wa Allah saboda ku, ’yan’uwa, haka kuwa ya dace, domin bangaskiyarku tana girma gaba-gaba, ƙaunar da kowannenku yake yi wa juna kuwa tana ƙaruwa. 4Saboda haka, a cikin ikkilisiyoyin Allah muna taƙama game da daurewarku da kuma bangaskiyarku cikin dukan tsanani da gwaje-gwajen da kuke sha.
5Dukan wannan yana tabbatar cewa hukuncin Allah daidai ne, saboda haka kuma za a lissafta ku a kan kun cancanci mulkin Allah, wanda dominsa ne kuke shan wahala. 6Allah mai adalci ne, Zai sāka wa masu ba ku wahala da wahala 7yă kuma sauƙaƙa muku ku da kuke wahala, har ma da mu. Wannan zai faru sa’ad da aka bayyana Ubangiji Yesu daga sama cikin wuta mai ci tare da mala’ikunsa masu iko. 8Zai hukunta waɗanda ba su san Allah ba da kuma waɗanda ba su yi biyayya da bisharar Ubangijinmu Yesu ba. 9Za a hukunta su da madawwamiyar hallaka a kuma kau da su daga gaban Ubangiji da kuma daga ɗaukakar ikonsa 10a ranar da zai dawo don a ɗaukaka shi a cikin mutanensa masu tsarki, yă kuma zama abin banmamaki ga dukan waɗanda suka gaskata. Wannan ya haɗa har da ku, domin kun gaskata shaidar da muka yi muku.
11Sane da wannan, kullum muna addu’a saboda ku, don Allahnmu yă sa ku cancanci kiransa, ta wurin ikonsa kuma yă cika kowace manufarku mai kyau da kuma kowane aikin da bangaskiyarku ta iza. 12Muna wannan addu’a don sunan Ubangijinmu Yesu yă sami ɗaukaka a cikinku, ku kuma a cikinsa, bisa ga alherin Allahnmu da na Ubangiji Yesu Kiristi.1.12 Ko kuwa Allah da Ubangiji, Yesu Kiristi