CLV(i) 1 Paul and Silvanus and Timothy to the ecclesia of the Thessalonians, in God, the Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace from God, our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ." 2 We are thanking God always concerning you all, making mention of you in our prayers, " 3 unintermittingly remembering your work of faith and toil of love and endurance of expectation of our Lord Jesus Christ, in front of our God and Father, 4 having perceived, brethren beloved by God, your choice, 5 for the evangel of our God did not come to you in word only, but in power also, and in holy spirit and much assurance, according as you are aware. Such we became among you, because of you." 6 And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, receiving the word in much affliction with joy of holy spirit, 7 so that you become models to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. 8 For from you has been sounded forth the word of the Lord, not only in Macedonia and in Achaia, but in every place your faith toward God has come out, so that we have no need to be speaking of anything, 9 for they are reporting concerning us, what kind of an entrance we have had to you, and how you turn back to God from idols, to be slaving for the living and true God, 10 and to be waiting for His Son out of the heavens, Whom He rouses from among the dead, Jesus, our Rescuer out of the coming indignation."