1 Thessalonians chapter 1

1:1-4.

The Thessalonians are given to understand both how mindful of them Saint Paul was at all time in thanksgiving, and prayer;

1:5-10.

and also how well he was persuaded of the truth and sincerity of their faith and conversion to God.

1 Thessalonians chapter 2

2:1-17.

In what manner the gospel was brought and preached to the Thessalonians, and in what sort also they received it.

2:18-20.

A reason is rendered both why Paul was so long absent from them, and also why he was so desirous to see them.

1 Thessalonians chapter 3

3:1-9.

Saint Paul testifies his great love to the Thessalonians, partly by sending Timothy unto them to strengthen and comfort them; partly by rejoicing in their well-doing;

3:10-13.

and partly by praying for them, and desiring a safe coming unto them.

1 Thessalonians chapter 4

4:1-5.

He exhorts them to go forward in all manner of godliness;

4:6-8.

to live holily and justly;

4:9-10.

to love one another;

4:11-12.

and quietly to follow their own business;

4:13-16.

and last of all, to sorrow moderately for the dead.

4:17-18.

And unto this last exhortation is annexed a brief description of the resurrection, and second coming of Christ to judgment.

1 Thessalonians chapter 5

5:1-15.

He proceeds in the former description of Christ's coming to judgment;

5:16-22.

and gives divers precepts;

5:23-28.

and so concludes the epistle.