1Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: (1Th 1:1)2Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brothers,
1. Or brothers and sisters. In New Testament usage, depending on the context, the plural Greek word adelphoi (translated “brothers”) may refer either to brothers or to brothers and sisters
 as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing. (Eph 5:20; 1Th 1:2; 2Th 2:13)4Therefore we ourselves boast about you in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring. (Mr 10:30; 1Co 7:17; 2Co 7:14; 1Th 1:8; 1Th 2:14; 1Th 2:19)