2 Thessalonians 1
Paul certifieth them of the good opinion which he had of their faith, love, and patience:
2 Thessalonians 1:1 Paul and Siluanus, and Timotheus vnto the Church of the Thessalonias, in God our Father, and the Lord Iesus Christ: 2 Thessalonians 1:2 Grace vnto you, and peace from God our Father, and the Lorde Iesus Christ. 2 Thessalonians 1:3 Wee are bound to thanke God alwayes for you, brethren, as it is meete, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charitie of euery one of you al towards each other aboundeth: 2 Thessalonians 1:4 So that wee our selues glorie in you in the Churches of God, for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that yee endure. 2 Thessalonians 1:5 [Which is] a manifest token of the righteous iudgement of God, that yee may bee counted worthy of the kingdome of God, for which yee also suffer; 2 Thessalonians 1:6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompence tribulation to them that trouble you: 2 Thessalonians 1:7 And to you who are troubled, rest with vs, when the Lord Iesus shalbe reuealed from heauen, with his mightie Angels, 2 Thessalonians 1:8 In flaming fire, taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the Gospel of our Lorde Iesus Christ, 2 Thessalonians 1:9 Who shalbe punished with euerlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power: 2 Thessalonians 1:10 When hee shall come to bee glorified in his Saints, and to bee admired in all them that beleeue (because our testimony among you was beleeued) in that day.
and therewithal useth divers reasons for the comforting of them in persecution, whereof the chiefest is taken from the righteous judgment of God.
2 Thessalonians 1:11 Wherefore also we pray alwayes for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of [his] goodnesse, and the worke of faith with power: 2 Thessalonians 1:12 That the Name of our Lord Iesus Christ may bee glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God, and the Lord Iesus Christ.