2 Thessalonians 3

CHAPTER 3

Paul's Exhortation

1For the rest pray brethren, for us, that the word of the Lord should run and should be glorified, as also to you; 2and that we should be rescued from the unnatural and wicked men; [4is not 1for 5of all 2the 3belief]. 3But trustworthy is the Lord, who will support you, and will guard you from the evil. 4But we rely in the Lord as to you, that in which we exhort unto you, both you are doing and will do. 5 And may the Lord straighten out your hearts in the love of God, and in the endurance of the Christ. 6And we exhort you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, for you to be in readiness from every brother [2disorderly 1walking], and not according to the tradition which he took to himself from us. 7For you yourselves know how it is necessary to imitate us; for we have not acted disorderly among you; 8nor freely [2bread 1did we eat] from anyone, but in toil and trouble, night and day, working so as to not overburden any of you. 9Not that we do not have authority, but that [2ourselves 3as an impression 1we should give] to you for the imitating us. 10For also when we were with you, we exhorted this unto you, that if any does not want to work, neither let him eat! 11For we hear some are walking among you disorderly, not working, but intermeddling. 12And to such we exhort and appeal by our Lord Jesus Christ, that [2with 3tranquility 1working], [2their own 3bread 1they should eat]. 13But you, brethren, you should not tire doing good. 14And if anyone does not obey our word by this letter, signify and do not intermingle with him, that he should be ashamed! 15but not as an enemy esteem him, but admonish him as a brother! 16[6himself 1And 3the 4Lord 5of peace 2may] give to you peace continually in every manner. The Lord be with all of you. 17The greeting by my hand, Paul, which is a sign in every letter; so I write. 18The favor of our Lord Jesus Christ be with all of you. Amen.
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