2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers,
3 remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father,
4 knowing, brethren beloved, of your election by God.
5 For our Gospel came unto you not in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Ghost and in much assurance, as ye know what manner of men we were among you for your sake.
6 And ye became followers of us and of the Lord, having received the Word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Ghost,
7 so that ye were examples to all who believe in Macedonia and Achaia.
8 For from you sounded forth the Word of the Lord, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to Godward is spread abroad, so that we need not speak anything.
9 For they themselves show of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,
10 and to wait for His Son from Heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus, who delivered us from the wrath to come.