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GREETING

Paul, Silvanus,* ,a and Timothy:b

To the church of the Thessaloniansc in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

GOD’S JUDGMENT AND GLORY

We ought to thank God always for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, since your faith is flourishing and the loved each one of you has for one anothere is increasing.f Therefore, we ourselves boastg about you among God’s churches—about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and afflictions that you are enduring. It is clear evidence of God’s righteoush judgmenti that you will be counted worthy of God’s kingdom, for which you also are suffering,j since it is just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you and to give relief to you who are afflicted, along with us. This will take place at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with his powerful angels, when he takes vengeance with flaming firek on those who don’t know Godl and on those who don’t obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.m They will pay the penalty of eternal destructionn from the Lord’s presenceo and from his glorious strengthp 10 on that day when he comesq to be glorifiedr by his saintss and to be marveled at by all those who have believed, because our testimony among you was believed. 11 In view of this, we always pray for you that our God will make you worthy of his calling,t and by his power fulfill your every desire to do goodB and your work produced by faith,u 12 so that the namev of our Lord Jesus will be glorifiedw by you, and you by him,x according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

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The Christian Standard Bible (CSB) is a highly trustworthy, faithful translation that is proven to be the optimal blend of accuracy and readability. It’s as literal to the original as possible without sacrificing clarity. The CSB is poised to become the translation that pastors rely on and Bible readers turn to again and again to read and to share with others.

The CSB is an original translation: more than 100 scholars from 17 denominations translated directly from the best available Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic source texts into English. Its source texts are the standard used by scholars and seminaries today.

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The CSB is clear: it is as literal a translation of the ancient source texts as possible, but, in the many places throughout Scripture where a word-for-word rendering might obscure the meaning for a modern audience, it uses a more dynamic translation. In all cases, the intent is to convey the original meaning of God’s Word as faithfully and as clearly as possible.

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