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 Thessalonians in God our father, and the Lord Iesus Christe: 2 Thessalonians 1:2 Grace vnto you and peace from God our father, & the Lorde Iesus Christe. 2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thanke God alwayes for you brethren, as it is meete, because that your fayth groweth exceedyngly, and the loue of euery one of you toward another aboundeth: 2 Thessalonians 1:4 So that we our selues reioyce in you in the Churches of God, ouer your pacience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye suffer, 2 Thessalonians 1:5 [Which is] a token of the ryghteous iudgment of God, that ye may be counted woorthy of the kyngdome of God, for which ye also suffer. 2 Thessalonians 1:6 For it is a ryghteous thing with God, to recompence tribulation to them that trouble you: 2 Thessalonians 1:7 And to you whiche are troubled, reste with vs, in the reuelation of the Lorde Iesus from heauen, with the Angels of his power, 2 Thessalonians 1:8 In flamyng fire, rendryng vengeance vnto them that knowe not God, and that obey not the Gospell of our Lorde Iesus Christe. 2 Thessalonians 1:9 Which shalbe punisshed with euerlastyng dampnation, from the presence of the Lorde, & fro the glorie of his power: 2 Thessalonians 1:10 When he shall come to be glorified in his saintes, and to be made marueylous in all them that beleue (because our testimonie toward you was beleued) 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 Wherfore also we praye alwayes for you, that our God woulde make you worthy of the callyng, & fulfyll all good pleasure of goodnesse in the worke of fayth in power: 2 Thessalonians 1:12 That the name of our Lorde Iesus Christe may be glorified in you, and ye in hym, accordyng to the grace of our God, and the Lorde Iesus Christe.