1 Thessalonians 5: 1-11

The Day of the Lord 1 Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, 2 for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. 3 While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on […]

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1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18

Believers Who Have Died 13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those […]

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1 Thessalonians 4: 1-12

Living to Please God 1 As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. 2 For you know what instructions we gave you by the […]

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1 Thessalonians 3: 6-13

Timothy’s Encouraging Report 6 But Timothy has just now come to us from you and has brought good news about your faith and love. He has told us that you always have pleasant memories of us and that you long to see us, just as we also long to see you. 7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, in all […]

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1 Thessalonians 3: 1-5

1 So when we could stand it no longer, we thought it best to be left by ourselves in Athens. 2 We sent Timothy, who is our brother and co-worker in God’s service in spreading the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith, 3 so that no one would be unsettled by these trials. For you […]

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1 Thessalonians 2: 17-20

Paul’s Longing to See the Thessalonians 17 But, brothers and sisters, when we were orphaned by being separated from you for a short time (in person, not in thought), out of our intense longing we made every effort to see you. 18 For we wanted to come to you—certainly I, Paul, did, again and again—but Satan blocked our […]

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1 Thessalonians 2: 1-16

Paul’s Ministry in Thessalonica 1 You know, brothers and sisters, that our visit to you was not without results. 2 We had previously suffered and been treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, but with the help of our God we dared to tell you his gospel in the face of strong opposition. 3 For the appeal we make does […]

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1 Thessalonians 1: 1-10

1 Paul, Silas[fn] 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 2 We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. 3 We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your […]

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Colossians 4: 7-18

Final Greetings 7 Tychicus will tell you all the news about me. He is a dear brother, a faithful minister and fellow servant[fn] in the Lord. 8 I am sending him to you for the express purpose that you may know about our[fn] circumstances and that he may encourage your hearts. 9 He is coming with Onesimus, our faithful and dear brother, […]

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Colossians 4: 1-6

1 Masters, provide your slaves with what is right and fair, because you know that you also have a Master in heaven. Further Instructions 2 Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. 3 And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which […]

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