Pavl and Siluanus and Timotheus. Vnto the cogregacion of the Tessalonyans, in
God the father and in the LORDE Iesus Christ. Grace be with you, and peace from
God oure father and from the LORDE Iesus Christ.
2 We geue thankes vnto God allwaye for you all, makynge mesion of you in
3 without ceassynge, and call to remembraunce youre worke in the faith,
and youre laboure in loue, & youre pacience in hope, which is oure LORDE
Iesus Christ before God oure father:
4 Because we knowe (brethren, beloued of God) how that ye are electe:
5 for oure Gospell hath not bene with you in worde onely, but both in
power and in the holy goost, and in moch certayntie, as ye knowe after what
maner we were amonge you for youre sakes.
6 And ye became the folowers of vs and of the LORDE: and receaued the
worde in moch affliccion with ioye of the holy goost:
7 so that ye were an example to all that beleued in
8 For fro you was the worde of the LORDE noysed out, not onely in
Macedonia & Achaia, but i all quarters also is yor faith i God spred abrode
so that it nedeth not vs to speake eny thinge at all.
9 For they them selues shewe of you, what maner of entrynge in we had vnto
you, and how ye are turned vnto God from ymages, for to serue the lyuynge and
10 and to loke for his sonne from heaue: whom he raysed vp from the deed,
euen Iesus, which hath delyuered vs fro the wrath to come.
1 For ye youre selues (brethren) knowe of oure intrauce vnto you, how that
it was not in vayne,
2 but as we had suffred afore, & were shamefully intreated at
Philippos (as ye knowe) we were bolde in oure God, to speake vnto you ye Gospel
of God with moch stryuynge.
3 For oure exhortacion was not to brynge you to erroure ner yet to
vnclennes, nether was it with gyle:
4 but as we are alowed of God, that the Gospell shulde be commytted vnto
vs to preache, euen so we speake, not as though we wolde please me, but God,
which tryeth oure hertes.
5 For we haue not gone aboute with flateringe wordes (as ye knowe) ner
wayted for oure owne profit (God is recorde)
6 nether soughte we prayse of men, nether of you ner of eny other, whan we
mighte haue bene chargeable vnto you as the Apostles off Christ,
7 but we were tender amonge you. Like as a norsse cherisheth hir children,
8 euen so had we hartely affeccion towarde you, and wolde with good wyl
haue dealte vnto you, not onely the Gospell of God, but oure lyues also, because
ye were deare vnto vs.
9 Ye remembre brethren oure laboure and trauayle. For daye and nighte
wroughte we (because we wolde not be chargeable vnto eny of you) and preached
the Gospell of God amonge you.
10 Ye are witnesses, and so is God, how holyly and iustly and vnblameable
we behaued oure selues amoge you that beleue:
11 as ye knowe, how that as a father his children, euen so exhorted we and
comforted and besoughte euery one of you,
12 that ye wolde walke worthely before God, which hath called you vnto his
kyngdome & glory.
13 For this cause thanke we God without ceassynge, because that wha ye
receaued of vs the worde of the preachinge of God, ye receaued it not as ye
worde of men, but (eue as it is of a trueth) the worde of God, which worketh in
you that beleue.
14 For ye brethren are become the folowers off the congregacions off God
which in Iewry are in Christ Iesu, so that ye haue suffred euen like thinges of
youre kynsmen, as they haue suffred of the Iewes.
15 Which as they put the LORDE Iesus to death, and their awne prophetes,
euen so haue they persecuted vs also, and please not God, and are cotrary to all
16 forbyddinge vs to speake vnto the Heythen that they mighte be saued, to
fulfill their synnes allwaye: for the wrath is come vpon them allready vnto ye
17 But we (brethren) for as moch as we haue bene kepte from you for a
season, as concernynge the bodely presence, but not in the hert, we haue haisted
the more with greate desyre to se you personally.
18 Therfore wolde we haue come vnto you, (I Paul) two tymes, but Sathan
19 For who is oure hope, or ioye, or crowne of reioysinge? are not ye it
in ye sighte of oure LORDE Iesus Christ at his commynge?
20 Yes ye are oure prayse and ioye.
1 Wherfore sence we coulde no longer forbeare, we thoughte it good to
remayne at Athens alone,
2 & sent Timotheus oure brother and mynister of God, and oure helper
in ye gospell of Christ, to stablysh you and to comforte you in youre faith,
3 that noman shulde be moued in these troubles: (for ye youre selues knowe,
that we are euen appoynted there vnto.
4 And whan we were with you, we tolde you before, that we shulde suffre
tribulacion, euen as it is come to passe, & as ye knowe.)
5 For this cause seynge I coulde no longer forbeare, I sent, that I mighte
haue knowlege of youre faith, lest happly the tempter had tempted you, and lest
oure laboure had bene in vayne.
6 But now that Timotheus is come fro you vnto vs, and hath shewed vs of
youre faith and loue, & how that ye haue allwaye good remembraunce of vs,
desyringe to se vs as we also longe to se you:
7 therfore brethren we haue consolacion in you in all oure trouble and
necessite thorow youre faith.
8 For now are we alyue, yf ye stonde stedfast in ye LORDE.
9 For what thankes can we recompece to God agayne for you, because of this
ioye that we haue concernynge you before oure God?
10 We praye exceadingly daye and nighte, that we mighte se you presently,
and fulfill that which is lackynge in yor faith.
11 God himselfe or father & or LORDE Iesus Christ gyde oure iourney
12 But the LORDE increace you, & make you flowe ouer in loue one
towarde another, and towarde all men (euen as we do towarde you)
13 that yor hertes maye be stable and vnblameable in holynes before God
oure father, at the commynge of oure LORDE Iesus Christ with all his sayntes.
1 Fvrthermore we beseke you brethren and exhorte you in the LORDE Iesus,
that ye increace more and more, euen as ye haue receaued of vs how ye oughte to
walke and to please God.
2 For ye knowe what commaundementes we gaue you by oure LORDE Iesus
3 For this is the will of God, euen youre sanctifienge, that ye shulde
absteyne from whordome,
4 yt euery one of you shulde knowe how to kepe his vessell in holynes and
5 & not in the lust of concupiscence, as the Heythen which knowe not
6 And that no man go to farre, ner defraude his brother in bargayninge.
For the LORDE is the auenger of all soch thinges, as we haue sayde &
testified vnto you afore tyme.
7 For God hath not called vs to vnclennesse, but vnto holynes.
8 He therfore that despyseth, despyseth not man, but God, which hath geuen
his holy sprete in to you.
9 But as touchinge brotherly loue, ye nede not that I wryte vnto you, for
ye youre selues are taught of God to loue one another:
10 yee and that thinge ye do vnto all the brethre, which are thorow out
. But we beseke you brethren that ye increace yet more and more,
11 and that ye study to be quyete, and to medle with youre awne busynesse,
and to worke with youre awne hades, as we commaunded you,
12 that ye maye walke honestly towarde the that are without, and that
nothinge be lackynge vnto you.
13 We wolde not brethren that ye shulde be ignoraunt concernynge them
which are fallen a slepe, that ye sorowe not as other do which haue no hope.
14 For yf we beleue that Iesus dyed and rose agayne, euen so the also
which slepe by Iesus, shal God brynge with him.
15 For this we saye vnto you in the worde of the LORDE, that we which lyue
and are remaynynge in the comynge of the LORDE, shal not come yer they which
16 For the LORDE himselfe shal come downe fro heauen with a shoute and
voyce of ye Archangell and with the trompe of God, and the deed in Christ shal
17 then shal we which lyue and remayne, be caught vp wt them also in the
cloudes, to mete the LORDE in the ayre, and so shal we euer be with the LORDE.
18 Wherfore comforte youre selues one another with these wordes.
1 Bvt of ye tymes and seasons (brethre) it is no nede to wryte vnto you.
2 For ye youre selues knowe perfectly, that the daye of the LORDE shal
come euen as a thefe in the nighte.
3 For whan they shal saye: Tush, It is peace, there is no daunger, then
shall soden destruccion come vpo the, euen as the payne of a woman trauaylinge
with childe, and they shal not escape.
4 But ye brethren are not in darknes, that that daye shulde come on you as
5 Ye are alltogether children of lighte, and children of the daye. We are
not of the night, nether of darknesse.
6 Therfore let vs not slepe as do other, but let vs watch, and be sober.
7 For they that slepe, slepe in the nighte: and they that be dronken, are
dronken in the nighte.
8 But let vs which are of the daye, be sober, armed wt the brestplate of
faith and loue, and with ye helmet of hope to saluacion.
9 For God hath not appoynted vs vnto wrath, but to optayne saluacion by ye
meanes of oure LORDE Iesu Christ,
10 which dyed for vs: that whether we wake or slepe, we shulde lyue
together with him.
11 Wherfore comforte youre selues together, and edifye one another, euen
as ye do.
12 We beseke you brethren, that ye knowe them which laboure amonge you,
and haue the ouersighte of you in the LORDE,
13 and geue you exhortacion, that ye haue the the more in loue for their
workes sake, and be at peace with them.
14 We desyre you brethre, warne them that are vnruly, coforte the feble
mynded, forbeare the weake, be pacient towarde all men.
15 Se that none recompence euell for euell vnto eny man: but euer folowe
that which is good, both amoge youre selues and to all men.
16 Reioyse alwaye,
17 praye contynually,
18 in all thinges be thankfull: for this is the wyll of God in Christ Iesu
19 Quech not ye sprete:
20 despyse not prophecieges:
21 proue all thiges, & kepe yt which is good.
22 Abstayne fro all suspicious thinges.
23 The very God of peace sanctifye you thorow out. And I praye God, that
youre whole sprete, soule & body be kepte blameles vnto ye comynge of oure
LORDE Iesus Christ.
24 Faithfull is he which hath called you, which wil also do it.
25 Brethren, praye for vs.
26 Grete all the brethre with an holy kysse.
27 I charge you by ye LORDE, that this epistle be red vnto all ye holy
28 The grace of oure LORDE Iesus Christ be with you, Amen.