II Thessalonians 1:4-6 (NLT):
We proudly tell God’s other churches about your endurance and faithfulness in all the persecutions and hardships you are suffering. And God will use this persecution to show his justice and to make you worthy of his Kingdom, for which you are suffering. In his justice he will pay back those who persecute you.
I Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NLT):
Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
I Thessalonians 5:15 (NLT):
See that no one pays back evil for evil, but always try to do good to each other and to all people.