2 Thessalonians 3
Exhortation1 a Finally, brethren b pray for us that c the word of the Lord will ▼
▼ Lit runspread rapidly and be glorified, just as it did also with you; 2 and that we will be e rescued from ▼
▼ Lit improperperverse and evil men; for not all have ▼
▼ Or the faithfaith. 3 But h the Lord is faithful, ▼
▼ Lit who willand He will strengthen and protect you ▼
▼ Or from evilfrom k the evil one. 4 We have l confidence in the Lord concerning you, that you m are doing and will continue to do what we command. 5 May the Lord n direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ. 6 Now we command you, brethren o in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you ▼
▼ Or avoid, q keep away from every brother who ▼
▼ Lit walks disorderlyleads an ▼
▼ Or undisciplined, t unruly life and not according to u the tradition which ▼
▼ One early ms reads theyyou received from us. 7 For you yourselves know how you ought to ▼
▼ Lit imitate us, x follow our example, because we did not act in an undisciplined manner among you, 8 nor did we y eat ▼
▼ Lit from anyoneanyone’s bread ▼
▼ Lit freelywithout paying for it, but with ab labor and hardship we kept ac working night and day so that we would not be a burden to any of you; 9 not because we do not have ad the right to this, but in order to offer ourselves ae as a model for you, so that you would ▼
▼ Lit imitate usfollow our example. 10 For even ag when we were with you, we used to give you this order: ah if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either. 11 For we hear that some among you are ai leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like aj busybodies. 12 Now such persons we command and ak exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to al work in quiet fashion and eat their own bread. 13 But as for you, am brethren, an do not grow weary of doing good. 14 If anyone does not obey our ▼
▼ Lit wordinstruction ▼
▼ Lit through, aq in this letter, take special note of that person ▼
▼ Lit not to associate, as and do not associate with him, so that he will be at put to shame. 15 Yet au do not regard him as an enemy, but ▼
▼ Or keep admonishing, aw admonish him as a ax brother. 16 Now ay may the Lord of peace az Himself continually grant you peace in every ▼
▼ Lit waycircumstance. bb The Lord be with you all! 17 ▼
▼ Lit The greeting by my hand of PaulI, Paul, write this greeting bd with my own hand, and this is a distinguishing mark in every letter; this is the way I write. 18 be The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
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