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1 Thessalonians 1:10

ESV and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.
NIV and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead--Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.
NASB and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, that is, Jesus who rescues us from the wrath to come.
CSB and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead--Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.
NLT And they speak of how you are looking forward to the coming of God’s Son from heaven — Jesus, whom God raised from the dead. He is the one who has rescued us from the terrors of the coming judgment.
KJV And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

What does 1 Thessalonians 1:10 mean?

Paul reports that the Thessalonian Christians had turned to God, from idols (1 Thessalonians 1:9). They not only worked to serve the living and true God, but also "to wait for his Son from heaven."

Forty days after rising from the dead Jesus ascended to heaven, where He sits on the right side of the Father (Mark 16:19; Acts 1:9–11; Romans 8:34; Ephesians 1:20). The Thessalonians were aware that He promised to return, and they were eagerly anticipating that day.

Before He died on the cross, rose again, and returned to heaven, Jesus urged His disciples not to be troubled. He described heaven as His Father's house with many rooms and assured them He was going there to prepare a place for them. Then He added the bright prospect of His return: "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also" (John 14:3).

This same Jesus rescues us from the wrath of God that will fall on all who reject His Son (John 3:36; Revelation 20:10–15). In addition, He will pour out His wrath on the earth during the tribulation, the seven-year period that follows Jesus' return for the church (Revelation 6:16–17). Later in this same letter, Paul will expound on the way this eventual return will play out.
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