|1 保羅、西拉、提摩太、寫信給帖撒羅尼迦在父 神和主耶穌基督裡的教會．願恩惠平安歸與你們。
Paul, Silas and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace and peace to you.
|2 我們為你們眾人常常感謝 神、禱告的時候題到你們．
We always thank God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers.
|3 在 神我們的父面前、不住的記念你們因信心所作的工夫、因愛心所受的勞苦、因盼望我們主耶穌基督所存的忍耐。
We continually remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
|4 被 神所愛的弟兄阿、我知道你們是蒙揀選的．
For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you,
because our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake.
You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.
And so you became a model to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia.
|8 因為主的道從你們那裡已經傳揚出來、你們向 神的信心不但在馬其頓和亞該亞、就是在各處、也都傳開了．所以不用我們說甚麼話。
The Lord's message rang out from you not only in Macedonia and Achaia--your faith in God has become known everywhere. Therefore we do not need to say anything about it,
|9 因為他們自己已經報明我們是怎樣進到你們那裡、你們是怎樣離棄偶像歸向 神、要服事那又真又活的 神、
for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,
and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead--Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.