THE SECOND EPISTLE
PAUL THE APOSTLE
2 Thessalonians 3 ©
1 The apostle exhorts the Thessalonians to pray for him. 3 And testifies his confidence, that the Lord will strengthen them. 5 Prays also to God for them. 6 And commands them to withdraw themselves from every brother who walks disorderly. 7 Proves by his own example that everyone must labor to maintain himself. 10 Or otherwise that he ought not to eat. 13 Exhorts them not to grow weary in doing good. 14 And that they mark and punish them who are not obedient to his command herein. 16 Concludes with the usual salutation. 17 Which he adjoins with his own hand in all his epistles.
FINALLY, brethren, praya for us, that the 1word of the Lord 2may have free course, and 3be glorified, even as it is with you:
Andb that we may be 4delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: forc all men 5have not faith.
Butd the Lord is faithful, who shall 6stablish you, ande keep you 7from evil.
And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we 8command you.
And the Lord 9direct your hearts into 10the love of God, and into 11the patient waiting for Christ.
Nowf we command you, brethren, 12in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 13that ye withdraw yourselves from every 14brother 15that walketh disorderly, and not after 16theg tradition which he received of us.
For yourselves know howh ye ought to follow 17us: fori we behaved not ourselves 18disorderly among you;
Neitherj did we eat any man’s 19bread for nought; but 20wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:
Notk because we have not 21power, but to make ourselves anl ensamplem unto you to follow 22us.
For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if 23any would not work, neither should he eat.
For 24we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are 25busybodies.
Nown them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work,o and eat 26their own bread.
But ye, brethren, 27be not wearyp in well doing.
And if any man obey not 28our word by this epistle, 29note that man, andq30have no company with him, that he may 31be ashamed.
Yet count him not 32as an enemy, but admonish him 33as a brother.
Nowr34the Lord of peace himself give you peace always 35by all means. The Lord be with you all.
Thes salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is 36the token in every epistle: so I write.
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.