2 Thessalonians 1 Wycliffe Bible (WYC)
1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timothy, to the church of Thessalonians, in God our Father, and in the Lord Jesus Christ,
2 grace to you and peace of God, our Father, and of the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 We owe to do thankings evermore to God for you, brethren, so as it is worthy, for your faith over-waxeth, and the charity of each of you to other aboundeth.[a]
4 So that we us selves glory in you [So that we ourselves glory in you] in the churches of God, for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations. Which ye sustain
5 into the ensample [into the example] of the just doom of God, that ye be had worthy in the kingdom of God, for which ye suffer.
6 If nevertheless it is just before God [If nevertheless it is just at God] to requite tribulation to them that trouble you,
7 and to you that be troubled, rest with us in the showing of the Lord Jesus from heaven, with angels of his virtue,
8 in the flame of fire, that shall give vengeance to them that know not God [in the flame of fire, giving vengeance to them that know not God], and that obey not to the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
9 Which shall suffer everlasting pains, in perishing from the face of the Lord, and from the glory of his virtue,
10 when he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be made wonderful in all men that believed, for our witnessing is believed on you, in that day.
11 In which thing also we pray evermore for you, that our God make you worthy to his calling, and fill all the will of his goodness [and fulfill all the will of his goodness], and the work of faith in virtue;
12 that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ be clarified in you, and ye in him, by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ [after the grace of our God, and of the Lord Jesus Christ].
2 Thessalonians 1 New International Version (NIV)
1 Paul, Silas[a] and Timothy,
To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
2 Grace and peace to you from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Thanksgiving and Prayer
3 We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters,[b] and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing. 4 Therefore, among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.
5 All this is evidence that God’s judgment is right, and as a result you will be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are suffering. 6 God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you 7 and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven in blazing fire with his powerful angels. 8 He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. 9 They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might 10 on the day he comes to be glorified in his holy people and to be marveled at among all those who have believed. This includes you, because you believed our testimony to you.
11 With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith. 12 We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.[c]