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1 Thessalonians 1

 

 

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Introduction
1The Thessalonians are given to understand both how mindful of them Saint Paul was at all time in thanksgiving, and prayer;
5and also how well he was persuaded of the truth and sincerity of their faith and conversion to God.

Verse 1
Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Silvanus
Acts 15:27,32,34,40; 16:19,25,29; 17:4,15; 18:5
Silas
2 Corinthians 1:19; 2 Thessalonians 1:1; 1 Peter 5:12
Timotheus
Acts 16:1-3; 17:14,15; 18:5; 19:22; 20:4; 2 Corinthians 1:1; Philippians 1:1; Colossians 1:1; 1 Timothy 1:2; 2 Timothy 1:2; Hebrews 13:23
unto the
1 Corinthians 1:2; Galatians 1:2
Thessalonians
Acts 17:1-9,11,13
in God
Galatians 1:22; 2 Thessalonians 1:1; 1 John 1:3; Jude 1:1
Grace
Romans 1:7; Ephesians 1:2

Verse 2
We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;
Romans 1:8,9; 6:17; 1 Corinthians 1:4; Ephesians 1:15,16; Philippians 1:3,4; Colossians 1:3; Philemon 1:4

Verse 3
Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
Remembering
3:6; 2 Timothy 1:3-5
your
2:13,14; John 6:27-29; Romans 16:26; 1 Corinthians 15:58; Galatians 5:6; 2 Thessalonians 1:3,11; Hebrews 4:11; 11:7,8,17,24-34; James 2:17-26; Revelation 2:19
and labour
Genesis 29:20; Song of Solomon 8:7; John 14:15,21-23; 15:10; 21:15-17; Romans 16:6; 1 Corinthians 13:4-7; 2 Corinthians 5:14,15; 8:7-9; Galatians 5:13; Philemon 1:5-7; Hebrews 6:10,11; 1 John 3:18; 5:3; Revelation 2:2-4
and patience
Romans 2:7; 5:3-5; 8:24,25; 12:12; 15:13; 1 Corinthians 13:13; Galatians 6:9; Hebrews 6:15; Hebrews 10:36; James 1:3,4; 5:7,8; 1 John 3:3; Revelation 3:10
in the
Ecclesiastes 2:26; Acts 3:19; 10:31; 2 Corinthians 2:17; 1 Timothy 2:3; Hebrews 13:21; 1 Peter 3:4; 1 John 3:21

Verse 4
Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.
Knowing
3; Romans 8:28-30; 11:5-7; Ephesians 1:4; Philippians 1:6,7; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Peter 1:10
beloved, your election of God
or, beloved of God, your election.
Romans 1:7; 9:25; Ephesians 2:4,5; Colossians 3:12; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 1:9,10; Titus 3:4,5

Verse 5
For our gospel came not unto you 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.
our
Isaiah 55:11; Romans 2:16; 2 Corinthians 4:3; Galatians 1:8-12; 2:2; 2 Thessalonians 2:14; 2 Timothy 2:8
in word
2:13; 1 Corinthians 4:20; 2 Corinthians 3:6
but
Psalms 10:2,3; Mark 16:20; Acts 11:21; 16:14; Romans 1:16; 15:18,19; 1 Corinthians 1:24; 1 Corinthians 2:4,5; 3:6; 2 Corinthians 10:4,5; Ephesians 1:17-20; 2:4,5,10; 3:20; Philippians 2:13; James 1:16-18; 1 Peter 1:3
in the
John 16:7-15; Acts 2:33; 10:44-46; 11:15-18; 1 Corinthians 3:16; 12:7-11; 2 Corinthians 6:6; Galatians 3:2-5; 5:5,22,23; Titus 3:5,6; Hebrews 2:4; 1 Peter 1:12
in much
Colossians 2:2; Hebrews 2:3; 6:11,18,19; 10:22; 2 Peter 1:10,19
what
2:1-11; Acts 20:18,19,33-35; 1 Corinthians 2:2-5; 4:9-13; 10:33; 2 Corinthians 4:1,2; 2 Corinthians 6:3-10; Philippians 4:9; 2 Thessalonians 3:7-9; 1 Timothy 4:12-16; 1 Peter 5:3
for
1 Corinthians 9:19-23; 2 Timothy 2:10

Verse 6
And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:
ye
2:14; 1 Corinthians 4:16; 11:1; 2 Corinthians 8:5; Philippians 3:17; 2 Thessalonians 3:9
and of
Matthew 16:24; John 8:12; 13:13-15; Ephesians 5:1; 1 Peter 3:13; 3 John 1:11
received
2:13,14; 3:2-4; Hosea 2:14; Mark 10:29-30; Acts 17:5; 2 Corinthians 8:1,2; 2 Thessalonians 1:4
with joy
John 14:16-18; Acts 5:41; 9:31; 13:52; Romans 5:3-5; 8:16-18; 15:13; Galatians 5:22; Hebrews 10:34; 1 Peter 1:6,8

Verse 7
So that ye were ensamples to all that believe in Macedonia and Achaia.
ensamples
4:10; 1 Timothy 4:12; Titus 2:7; 1 Peter 5:3
in
8; Acts 16:12; 1:13; 18:1; 2 Corinthians 1:1; 9:2; 11:9,10

Verse 8
For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not to speak any thing.
from
Isaiah 2:3; 52:7; 66:19; Romans 10:14-18; 1 Corinthians 14:36; 2 Thessalonians 3:1; Revelation 14:6; 22:17
in every
Romans 1:8; 2 Thessalonians 1:4; 3 John 1:12
God-ward
Exodus 18:9; 2 Corinthians 3:4

Verse 9
For they themselves shew 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;
what
5,6; 2:1,13
ye
Isaiah 2:17-21; Jeremiah 16:19; Zephaniah 2:11; Zechariah 8:20-23; Malachi 1:11; Acts 14:15; Acts 26:17,18; 1 Corinthians 12:2; Galatians 4:8,9
the living
Deuteronomy 5:26; 1 Samuel 17:26,36; Psalms 42:2; 84:2; Isaiah 37:4,17; Jeremiah 10:10; Daniel 6:26; Hosea 1:10; Romans 9:26; 2 Corinthians 6:16,17; 1 Timothy 4:10; Hebrews 12:22; Revelation 17:2

Verse 10
And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
wait
4:16,17; Genesis 49:18; Job 19:25-27; Isaiah 25:8,9; Luke 2:25; Acts 1:11; 3:21; Romans 2:7; 8:23-25; 1 Corinthians 1:7; Philippians 3:20; 1 Thessalonians 1:7; 2:7; 2 Timothy 4:1; Titus 2:13; Hebrews 9:28; 2 Peter 3:12,14; Revelation 1:7
whom
Acts 2:24; 3:15; 4:10; 5:30,31; 10:40,41; 17:31; Romans 1:4; 4:25; 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:4-21; Colossians 1:18; 1 Peter 1:3,21; 3:18; Revelation 1:18
Jesus
5:9; Matthew 1:21; Romans 5:9,10; Galatians 3:13; 1 Peter 2:21
the wrath
Matthew 3:7; Luke 3:7; Hebrews 10:27

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Thessalonians 1:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-thessalonians-1.html.

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