|1 Thessalonians chapter 1|
||The Thessalonians are given to understand both how mindful of them Saint Paul was at all time in thanksgiving, and prayer;
||and also how well he was persuaded of the truth and sincerity of their faith and conversion to God.
|1 Thessalonians chapter 2|
||In what manner the gospel was brought and preached to the Thessalonians, and in what sort also they received it.
||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|
||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;
||and partly by praying for them, and desiring a safe coming unto them.
|1 Thessalonians chapter 4|
||He exhorts them to go forward in all manner of godliness;
||to live holily and justly;
||to love one another;
||and quietly to follow their own business;
||and last of all, to sorrow moderately for the dead.
||And unto this last exhortation is annexed a brief description of the resurrection, and second coming of Christ to judgment.
|1 Thessalonians chapter 5|
||He proceeds in the former description of Christ's coming to judgment;
||and gives divers precepts;
||and so concludes the epistle.