2 Thessalonians 31 Henceforth, brethren, pray ye for us, that the word of our Lord may, in every place, run and be glorified, as with you; 2 and that we may be delivered from evil and perverse men; for faith is not in all. 3 And faithful is the Lord, who will keep you and rescue you from the evil One. 4 And we have confidence in you, through our Lord, that what we have inculcated on you, ye both have done, and will do. 5 And may our Lord direct your hearts to the love of God, and to a patient waiting for the Messiah. 6 And we enjoin upon you, my brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus the Messiah, that ye withdraw from every brother who walketh wickedly, and not according to the precepts which ye received from us. 7 For ye know how ye ought to imitate us, who did not walk wickedly among you. 8 Neither did we eat bread gratuitously from any of you; but, with toil and weariness, we labored by night and by day, that we might not be burdensome to any of you. 9 It was not because we have no authority, but that we might give you an example in ourselves, that ye might imitate us. 10 And while we were with you, we also gave you this precept, That every one who would not work, should likewise not eat. 11 For we hear, there are some among you who walk wickedly, and do nothing except vain things. 12 Now such persons, we command and exhort, by our Lord Jesus the Messiah, that in quietness they work, and eat their own bread. 13 And my brethren, let it not be wearisome to you, to do what is good. 14 And if any one hearkeneth not to these my words in this epistle, separate that man from you, and have no intimacy with him, that he may be ashamed. 15 Yet, hold him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother. 16 And may the Lord of peace give you peace, always, in every thing. Our Lord be with you all. 17 The salutation in the writing of my own hand, I Paul have written it; which is the token in all my epistles, so I write. 18 The grace of Jesus the Messiah be with you all, my brethren. Amen.
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