Paul, and Silvanus, and Timothy, to the assembly of the Thessalonians in Yahweh the Father and the Sovereign Yahshua the Messiah: Grace to you and peace.
2 We give thanks to Yahweh always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers; 3 remembering without ceasing your work of faith and labor of love and patience of hope in our Savior Yahshua the Messiah, before our El and Father; 4 knowing, brethren beloved of Yahweh, your election, 5 how that our good tidings came not to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and much assurance; even as you know what manner of men we showed ourselves toward you for your sake. 6 And you became imitators of us, and of the Master, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit; 7 so that you became an example to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia. 8 For from you has sounded forth the word of Yahweh not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place your faith toward Elohim has gone forth; so that we need not speak anything. 9 For they themselves report concerning us what manner of entering in we had to you; and how you turned to Yahweh from idols, to serve a living and true Elohim, 10 and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Yahshua, who delivers us from the wrath to come.
For yourselves, brethren, know our entering in to you, that it has not been found vain: 2 but having suffered before and been shamefully treated, as you know, at Philippi, we became bold in our Elohim to speak to you the good tidings of Yahweh in much conflict. 3 For our exhortation is not of error, nor of uncleanness, nor in guile: 4 but even as we have been approved of Yahweh to be entrusted with the good tidings, so we speak; not as pleasing men, but Yahweh who proves our hearts. 5 For neither at any time were we found using words of flattery, as you know, nor a cloak of covetousness, Elohim is witness; 6 nor seeking glory of men, neither from you nor from others, when we might have claimed authority as apostles of the Messiah. 7 But we were gentle in the midst of you, as when a nurse cherishes her own children: 8 even so, being affectionately desirous of you, we were well pleased to impart to you, not the good tidings of Yahweh only, but also our own souls, because you had become very dear to us. 9 For you remember, brethren, our labor and travail: working night and day, that we might not burden any of you, we preached to you the good tidings of Yahweh. 10 You are witnesses, and Elohim also, how holy and righteously and unblameably we behaved ourselves toward you that believe: 11 as you know how we dealt with each one of you, as a father with his own children, exhorting you, and encouraging, and testifying, 12 to the end that you should walk worthily of Elohim, who calls you into his own Kingdom and glory.
13 And for this cause we also thank Elohim without ceasing, that, when you received from us the word of the message, even the word of Yahweh, you did not accept it as the word of men, but, as it is in truth, the word of Yahweh, which also works in you that believe. 14 For you, brethren, became imitators of the Assemblies of Yahweh which are in Judea in the Messiah Yahshua: for you also suffered the same things from your own countrymen, even as they did of the Jews; 15 who both killed the Master Yahshua and the prophets, and drove us out, and please not Yahweh, and are contrary to all men; 16 forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be saved; to fill up their sins always: but the wrath has come upon them to the utmost.
17 But we, brethren, being robbed of you for a short season, in presence not in heart, endeavored the more earnestly to see your face with great desire: 18 because we would therefore have come to you, I Paul once and again; and Satan hindered us. 19 For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of glorying? Are not even you, before our Savior Yahshua at his coming? 20 For you are our glory and our joy.
Therefore when we could no longer forbear, we thought it good to be left behind at Athens alone; 2 and sent Timothy, our brother and Yahweh’s minister in the good tidings of the Messiah, to establish you, and to comfort you concerning your faith; 3 that no man be moved by these afflictions; for yourselves know that for this we are appointed. 4 For truly, when we were with you, we told you beforehand that we are to suffer affliction; even as it came to pass, and you know. 5 For this cause I also, when I could no longer forbear, sent that I might know your faith, lest by any means the tempter had tempted you, and our labor should be in vain. 6 But when Timothy came even now to us from you, and brought us glad tidings of your faith and love, and that you have good remembrance of us always, longing to see us, even as we also to see you; 7 for this cause, brethren, we were comforted over you in all our distress and affliction through your faith: 8 for now we live, if you stand fast in Yahweh. 9 For what thanksgiving can we render again to Elohim for you, for all the joy with which we joy for your sakes before our Elohim; 10 night and day praying exceedingly that we may see your face, and may perfect that which is lacking in your faith?
11 Now may our El and Father himself, and our Master Yahshua, direct our way to you: 12 and Yahweh make you to increase and abound in love toward one another, and toward all men, even as we also do toward you; 13 to the end he may establish your hearts unblameable in holiness before our El and Father, at the coming of our Savior Yahshua with all his saints.