2 Thessalonians Chapter 3

New Testament / Second Epistle to the Thessalonians / Chapter 3

1-2 Finally, brethren, pray for us that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you, and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men, for not all men have faith.

3-4 But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you, and keep you from evil. And we have confidence in the Lord concerning you, that you both do and will do the things that we command you.

5 And may the Lord direct your hearts in the love of God and in the patience of Christ.

6-9 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw yourselves from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition which he received of us. For you yourselves know how you ought to follow us, for we were not disorderly among you; neither did we eat another man's bread for nothing, but with labor and toil, we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, not because we have no power, but to show ourselves an example for you to follow us.

10-12 For even when we were with you, we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. We hear that some walk among you disorderly, not working at all, but are busybodies. Now those who are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ that they work in quietness and eat their own bread.

13-15 But you, brethren, do not become weary in well-doing. And if any man obeys not our word in this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

16 Now may the Lord of peace himself always give you, in all ways, peace. The Lord be with you all.

17 This salutation of Paul with my own hand is a sign in every epistle, so I write.

18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

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