2 Thessalonians 1
Paul certifieth them of the good opinion which he had of their faith, love, and patience:
2 Thessalonians 1:1 Paule, Syluanus & Timotheus. Vnto the congregacyon of the Thessalonians, whiche are in God oure father, and in the Lorde Iesus Christe. 2 Thessalonians 1:2 Grace be with you and peace from God oure father, and from the Lorde Iesus Christe. 2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bounde to thanke God alwayes for you brethren, as it mete, because that your fayth groweth excedingly, and euerye one of you swimmeth in loue towarde another betwene youre selues, 2 Thessalonians 1:4 so that we oure selues reioyse of you in the congregacions of GOD ouer youre pacience and fayth in al youre persecucyons and trybulacyons that ye suffer, 2 Thessalonians 1:5 whiche is a token of the ryghtuouse iudgement of God that ye are counted worthye of the kyngdome of God, for whiche ye also suffer. 2 Thessalonians 1:6 It is verely a ryghteous thing with God to recompence trybulacyon to them that trouble you: 2 Thessalonians 1:7 and to you whiche are troubled, reste wyth vs, when the Lorde Iesus shall shewe hym selfe from heauen wyth hys myghtye Aungels, 2 Thessalonians 1:8 in flammynge fyre, rendrynge vengeaunce vnto them that knowe not God, and to them that obeye not vnto the Gospel of our Lorde Iesus Christ, 2 Thessalonians 1:9 which shall be punyshed wyth euerlastyng dampnacyon from the presence of the Lorde, and from the glory of hys power, 2 Thessalonians 1:10 when he shall come to be gloryfyed in hys saynctes, and to be made marueylous in all them that beleue: because oure testimonye that we had vnto you, was beleued euen the same daye that we preached it.
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 we praye alwayes for you that oure God make you worthye of the callynge and fulfyll al delectacyon of goodnes and the worke of fayth, wyth power 2 Thessalonians 1:12 that the name of oure Lorde Iesus Christe maye be glorifyed in you, and ye in hym, thorowe the grace of oure God, and of the Lorde Iesus Christe: