We are ever giving thanks to God for all of you, continually mentioning in our prayers,
Recalling unceasingly before our God and Father your work energized by faith and service motivated by love and unwavering hope in our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah).
brethren beloved by God, we recognize and know that He has selected (chosen) you;
For our glad tidings (the Gospel) came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with great conviction and absolute certainty . You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your good.
And you become imitators of us and of the Lord Himself, for you welcomed our message in much persecution, with joy by the Holy Spirit;
So that you became a pattern to all the believers (those who adhere to, trust in, and rely on Christ Jesus) in Macedonia and Achaia (most of Greece).
For not only has the Word concerning and from the Lord resounded forth from you unmistakably in Macedonia and Achaia, but everywhere the report has gone forth of your faith in God . So we never need to tell people anything .
For they themselves volunteer testimony concerning us, telling what an entrance we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve a God Who is alive and true and genuine,
And look forward to and await the coming of His Son from heaven, Whom He raised from the dead--Jesus, Who personally rescues and delivers us out of and from the wrath which is coming andLiteral translation of the verb ``to deliver."draws us to Himself .
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