1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Paul, a Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the b Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: c Grace to you and peace.
a Paul and b Silvanus and c Timothy, To the d church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the
From Paul 1 and Silvanus and Timothy, to the church of the Thessalonians 2 in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace and peace to you! 3
Lord Jesus Christ: e Grace to you and peace.
d We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly 1 e mentioning you in our prayers,
a We give thanks to God always for all of you, b making mention of you in our prayers;
We thank God always for all of you as we mention you constantly 4 in our prayers,
remembering before f our God and Father g your work of faith and labor of h love and i steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
constantly bearing in mind your a work of faith and labor of b love and 1 c steadfastness of hope 2 in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of d our God and Father,
because we recall 5 in the presence of our God and Father 6 your work of faith and labor of love and endurance of hope 7 in our Lord Jesus Christ.
For we know, j brothers 1 loved by God, k that he has chosen you,
knowing, a brethren beloved by God, b His choice of you;
We know, 8 brothers and sisters 9 loved by God, that he has chosen you, 10
because l our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and m in the Holy Spirit and with full n conviction. You know o what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake.
for our a gospel did not come to you in word only, but also b in power and in the Holy Spirit and with c full conviction; just as you know d what kind of men we 1 proved to be among you for your sake.
in that 11 our gospel did not come to you merely in words, 12 but in power and in the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction (surely you recall the character we displayed when we came among you to help you). 13
And p you became imitators of us q and of the Lord, for r you received the word in much affliction, s with the t joy of the Holy Spirit,
You also became a imitators of us and of the Lord, b having received c the word in much tribulation with the d joy of the Holy Spirit,
And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, when you received 14 the message with joy that comes from the Holy Spirit, despite great affliction.
so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia.
so that you became an example to all the believers in a Macedonia and in b Achaia.
As a result you became an example 15 to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia.
For not only has the word of the Lord u sounded forth from you in Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith in God has gone forth v everywhere, so that we need not say anything.
For a the word of the Lord has b sounded forth from you, not only in c Macedonia and d Achaia, but also e in every place your faith toward God has gone forth, so that we have no need to say anything.
For from you the message of the Lord 16 has echoed forth not just in Macedonia and Achaia, but in every place reports of your faith in God have spread, 17 so that we do not need to say anything.
For they themselves report concerning us the kind of w reception we had among you, and how x you turned to God y from idols to serve the living and z true God,
For they themselves report about us what kind of a 1 a reception we had 2 with you, and how you b turned to God c from 3 idols to serve 4 d a living and true God,
For people everywhere 18 report how you welcomed us 19 and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God
and a to wait for his Son b from heaven, c whom he raised from the dead, Jesus d who delivers us from e the wrath to come.
and to a wait for His Son from 1 heaven, whom He b raised from the dead, that is Jesus, who c rescues us from d the wrath to come.
and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus our deliverer from the coming wrath. 20
Observations from 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Author: The writer of this book most probably was Paul but since Silvanus and Timothy was with Paul and so they were included in the letter with him. Paul's prayer is fiull of Thanksgiving. He prayed for them constantly. It is always in the heart and mind of Paul the love and endurance of the saints. Paul made known to them that they are love by God, a chosen one. He said that there is a power in the gospel. They welcome the message with joy. They become an imitators of Paul in faith as Paul imitates Christ. The gospel and the faith has spread everywhere in Macedonia and in Achaia. They have a transformed life that cause them to turn away from adols and serve the living God. Recipient(s): The recipients was the congregants of the Thessalonians church. Paul the author called them, brothers love by God or The chosen one. Relationship: They are a spiritual brothers in God the Father. Chosen people of God the Father to be in Christ Jesus his Son. Paul was thier spiritual overseers. We can also say that Paul was thier mentor. Occasion: Paul giving thanks to God for thier faithfulness in God and of Christ. Themes: Paul Thanksgiving for the faithfulness of saints of Thessaloniki. Paul confidence in the gospel. They received the gospel with gladness despite of intense sufferings. The gospel and the faith was made known to everywhere in Macedonia and in Achaia. Thier hope was set in Christ alone. Tone: From this chapter Paul is showing encouragement for the people of God to perservere because there is hope awaiting for those who love God and wait for his glorious coming. He called us to walk in the manner of faith worthy of our calling. Purpose: The care of a leader to the congregation. To pray constantly for one another. To endure sufferings with a joyful heart. Be an immitators of Christ. Set our hope in Christ glorious coming. Keywords: Love Faith Hope Endurance Chosen Gospel Word Power Imitators Affliction General: V.1 Paul address the Father "God" while Jesus as LORD. The gospel heard and have known everywhere. Faith in action. There is a living God and a true God. Jesus will deliver us from the wrath to come. The Son of God is from Above. Paul says that this living God is the One who raise Christ from the dead. Compare Versions: V.1 ESV, NASB &NET hasnthe same wording in greeting but theNET use the word FROM at the beginning of V.1 V. 2. ESV&NET used the word ( constantly mentioning you while NASB making mention of you. V.3. ESV. REMEMBERING, NASB, BEARING IN MIND, NET RECALL V.4. ESV, NET (LOVE BY GOD), NASB, (BELOVED BY GOD). V. 5. ESV,NASB&NET.... USE THE SAME WORD" IMITATORS OF US". V.6. ESV..MUCH AFFLICTION, NASB.."GREAT TRIBULATIONS", NET...."GREAT AFFLICTION". V.7. ESV,NASB..." JOY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT", NER..."JOY THAT COMES FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT". V 10. ESV...DELIVERS US, NASB...RESCUES US, NET....OUR DELIVERER.