2 Thessalonians 3

2 Thessalonians 3

1The apostle desireth the Thessalonians to pray for him, 3testifying his confidence in them, 5and praying God to direct them. 6He condemneth the idle and disorderly, and requireth others to abstain from their company: 16concluding with prayer and salutation.

1 Finally, brethren, 1pray for us, 2that the word of the Lord amay have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:

2 And that 1we may be delivered from aunreasonable and wicked men: for 2all men have not faith.

3 But 1the Lord is 2faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.

4 And 1we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you.

5 And 1the Lord 2direct your hearts into the love of God, and 3into athe patient waiting for Christ.

6 Now we command you, brethren, 1in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye 2withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after 3the tradition which he received of us.

7 For yourselves know how 1ye ought to follow us: for 2we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;

8 Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but 1wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:

9 1Not because we have not power, but 2to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.

10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, 1that if any would not work, neither should he eat.

11 For we hear that there are some which 1walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.

12 Now them that are such 1we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, 2that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

13 But ye, brethren, 1abe not weary in well doing.

14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, 1anote that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.

15 1Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

16 Now 1the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.

17 The salutation of Paul 1with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write.

18 1The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

2 Thessalonians 3