Paul certifieth them of the good opinion which he had of their faith, love, and patience:
2 Thessalonians 1:1 Paul Syluanus and Timotheus. Vnto the congregacion of the Tessalonyans which are in God oure father and in the Lorde Iesus Christ. 2 Thessalonians 1:2 Grace be with you and peace from God oure father and from the Lorde Iesus Christ. 2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bounde to thanke God all wayes for you brethren as it is mete because that youre fayth groweth excedyngly and every one of you swymmeth in love towarde another betwene youre selves 2 Thessalonians 1:4 so yt we oureselves reioyce of you in the congregacions of God over youre pacience and fayth in all youre persecucions and tribulacios that ye suffre 2 Thessalonians 1:5 which is a token of ye ryghtewes iudgemet of god that ye are counted worthy of the kyngdom of god for which ye also suffre. 2 Thessalonians 1:6 It is verely a rightewes thinge with God to recopence tribulacion to them that trouble you: 2 Thessalonians 1:7 and to you which are troubled rest with vs when the lorde Iesus shall shewe him silfe from heven with his myghty angels 2 Thessalonians 1:8 in flammynge fyre rendrynge vengeaunce vnto them that knowe not God and to them that obeye not vnto the gospell of oure Lorde Iesus Christ 2 Thessalonians 1:9 which shalbe punysshed with everlastynge damnacion from the presence of the lorde and from the glory of his power 2 Thessalonians 1:10 when he shall come to be glorified in his sainctes and to be made marvelous in all them that beleve: because oure testimonye that we had vnto you was beleved eve 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 all wayes for you that oure god make you worthy of the callynge and fulfill all delectacion of goodnes and the worke of fayth with power: 2 Thessalonians 1:12 that the name of oure lorde Iesus Christ maye be gloryfied in you and ye in him thorowe the grace of oure God and of the lorde Iesus Christ.
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