2 Thessalonians 2:13; Ephesians 5:20; 1 Thessalonians 1:2–3

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2 Thessalonians 2:13

Stand Firm

13 But xwe ought always to give thanks to God for you, ybrothers beloved by the Lord, because God chose you zas the firstfruits1 ato be saved, bthrough sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth.

Ephesians 5:20

20 wgiving thanks always and for everything to God the Father xin the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

1 Thessalonians 1:2–3

The Thessalonians’ Faith and Example

dWe give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly1 ementioning you in our prayers, remembering before four God and Father gyour work of faith and labor of hlove and isteadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.