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Book 59 1 Thessalonians
THE FIRST EPISTLE OF ST. PAUL TO THE THESSALONIANS
Thessalonica was the capital of Macedonia, in which St. Paul, having
1 Thessalonians Chapter 1
He gives thanks for the grace bestowed on the Thessalonians.
1:1. Paul and Sylvanus and Timothy to the church of the Thessalonians:
1:2. Grace be to you and peace. We give thanks to God always for you
1:3. Being mindful of the work of your faith and labour and charity: and
1:4. Knowing, brethren, beloved of God, your election:
1:5. For our gospel hath not been unto you in word only, but in power
1:6. And you became followers of us and of the Lord: receiving the word
1:7. So that you were made a pattern to all that believe in Macedonia
1:8. For from you was spread abroad the word of the Lord not only in
1:9. For they themselves relate of us, what manner of entering in we had
1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven (whom he raised up from the
1 Thessalonians Chapter 2
The sincerity of the apostle's preaching the gospel to them and of their
2:1. For yourselves know, brethren, our entrance in unto you, that it
2:2. But having suffered many things before and been shamefully treated,
2:3. For our exhortation was not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in
2:4. But as we were approved by God that the gospel should be committed
2:5. For neither have we used at any time the speech of flattery, as you
2:6. Nor sought we glory of men, neither of you, nor of others.
2:7. Whereas we might have been burdensome to you, as the apostles of
2:8. So desirous of you, we would gladly impart unto you not only the
2:9. For you remember, brethren, our labour and toil: working night and
2:10. You are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and without
2:11. As you know in what manner, entreating and comforting you (as a
2:12. We testified to every one of you that you would walk worthy of
2:14. For you, brethren, are become followers of the churches of God
2:15. Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and the prophets, and have
2:16. Prohibiting us to speak to the Gentiles, that they may be saved,
To fill up their sins... That is, to fill up the measure of their sins,
2:17. But we, brethren, being taken away from you for a short time, in
2:18. For we would have come unto you, I Paul indeed, once and again:
2:19. For what is our hope or joy or crown of glory? Are not you, in the
2:20. For you are our glory and joy.
1 Thessalonians Chapter 3
The apostle's concern and love for the Thessalonians.
3:1. For which cause, forbearing no longer, we thought it good to remain
3:2. And we sent Timothy, our brother and the minister of God in the
3:3. That no man should be moved in these tribulations: for yourselves
3:4. For even when we were with you, we foretold you that we should
3:5. For this cause also, I, forbearing no longer, sent to know your
3:6. But now when Timothy came to us from you and related to us your
3:7. Therefore we were comforted, brethren, in you, in all our necessity
3:8. Because now we live, if you stand in the Lord.
3:9. For what thanks can we return to God for you, in all the joy
3:10. Night and day more abundantly praying that we may see your face
3:11. Now God himself and our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct
3:12. And may the Lord multiply you and make you abound in charity
3:13. To confirm your hearts without blame, in holiness, before God and
1 Thessalonians Chapter 4
He exhorts them to purity and mutual charity. He treats of the
4:1. For the rest therefore, brethren, pray and beseech you in the Lord
4:2. For you know what precepts I have given to you by the Lord Jesus.
4:3. For this is the will of God, your sanctification: That you should
4:4. That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in
4:5. Not in the passion of lust, like the Gentiles that know not God:
4:6. And that no man overreach nor circumvent his brother in business:
4:7. For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto
4:8. Therefore, he that despiseth these things, despiseth not man, but
4:9. But as touching the charity of brotherhood, we have no need to
4:10. For indeed you do it towards all the brethren in all Macedonia.
4:11. And that you use your endeavour to be quiet: and that you do your
4:12. And we will not have you ignorant brethren, concerning them that
4:13. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again: even so them who
4:14. For this we say unto you in the word of the Lord, that we who are
4:15. For the Lord himself shall come down from heaven with commandment
4:16. Then we who are alive, who are left, shall be taken up together
4:17. Wherefore, comfort ye one another with these words.
1 Thessalonians Chapter 5
The day of the Lord shall come when least expected. Exhortations to
5:1. But of the times and moments, brethren, you need not, that we
5:2. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord shall so
5:3. For when they shall say: Peace and security; then shall sudden
5:4. But you, brethren, are not in darkness, that the day should
5:5. For all you are the children of light and children of the day: we
5:6. Therefore, let us not sleep, as others do: but let us watch, and be
5:7. For they that sleep, sleep in the night; and they that are drunk,
5:8. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, having on the breast
5:9. For God hath not appointed us unto wrath: but unto the purchasing
5:10. Who died for us: that, whether we watch or sleep, we may live
5:11. For which cause comfort one another and edify one another, as you
5:12. And we beseech you, brethren, to know them who labour among you
5:13. That you esteem them more abundantly in charity, for their work's
5:14. And we beseech you, brethren, rebuke the unquiet: comfort the
The unquiet... That is, such as are irregular and disorderly.
5:15. See that none render evil for evil to any man: but ever follow
5:16. Always rejoice.
5:17. Pray without ceasing.
5:18. In all things give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ
5:19. Extinguish not the spirit.
5:20. Despise not prophecies.
5:21. But prove all things: hold fast that which is good.
5:22. From all appearance of evil refrain yourselves.
5:23. And may the God of peace himself sanctify you in all things: that
5:24. He is faithful who hath called you, who also will do it.
5:25. Brethren, pray for us.
5:26. Salute all the brethren with a holy kiss.
5:27. I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read to all the holy
5:28. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
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