2 Thessalonians 3


a Finally, brethren b pray for us that c the word of the Lord will
Lit run
spread rapidly and be glorified, just as it did also with you;
and that we will be e rescued from
Lit improper
perverse and evil men; for not all have
Or the faith
But h the Lord is faithful,
Lit who will
and He will strengthen and protect you
Or from evil
from k the evil one.
We have l confidence in the Lord concerning you, that you m are doing and will continue to do what we command. May the Lord n direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ.

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 disorderly
leads an
Or undisciplined
t unruly life and not according to u the tradition which
One early ms reads they
you received from us.
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,
nor did we y eat
Lit from anyone
anyone’s bread
Lit freely
without 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;
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 us
follow 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 word
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 way
circumstance. bb The Lord be with you all!

Lit The greeting by my hand of Paul
I, 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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