3 aFinally, brethren, bpray for us, that the word of the Lord †cmay have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you: 2 And that dwe may be delivered from †unreasonable and wicked men: efor all men have not faith. 3 But fthe Lord is faithful, who shall gstablish you, and hkeep you from ievil. 4 And kwe have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you. 5 And the Lord ldirect your hearts into the love of God, and into ||the patient waiting for Christ.
6 Now we command you, brethren, min the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, nthat ye owithdraw yourselves from every pbrother that qwalketh disorderly, and not after rthe tradition which he received of us. 7 For yourselves know how ye ought sto follow us: for twe behaved not ourselves qdisorderly among you; 8 Neither did we eat any man’s bread for nought; but uwrought with uulabour and travail unight and day, that we might not be uchargeable to any of you: 9 vNot because we have not power, but to make ourselves wan ensample unto you sto follow us. 10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that xif any would not work, neither should he eat. 11 For we hear that there are some which qwalk among you disorderly, xworking not at all, but are ybusybodies. 12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, xthat with zquietness they work, and eat their own bread. 13 But ye, brethren, ||abe not weary in well doing. 14 And if any man obey not our word ||by bthis epistle, note that man, and chave no company with him, that dhe may be ashamed. 15 eYet count him not as an enemy, but fadmonish him as a brother. 16 Now gthe Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.
17 hThe salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write. 18 iThe grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
The second epistle to the Thessalonians was written afrom Athens.
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