2 Thessalonians 2:13–3:18

Stand Fast

13 But we are 6bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God tfrom the beginning uchose you for salvation vthrough 7sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth, 14 to which He called you by our gospel, for wthe obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 Therefore, brethren, xstand fast and hold ythe traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our 8epistle.

16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, zwho has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and agood hope by grace, 17 comfort your hearts band 9establish you in every good word and work.

Pray for Us

3 Finally, brethren, apray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you, and bthat we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; cfor not all have faith.

But dthe Lord is faithful, who will establish you and eguard you from the evil one. And fwe have confidence in the Lord concerning you, both that you do and will do the things we command you.

Now may gthe Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.

Warning Against Idleness

But we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, hthat you withdraw ifrom every brother who walks jdisorderly and not according to the tradition which 1he received from us. For you yourselves know how you ought to follow us, for we were not disorderly among you; nor did we eat anyone’s bread 2free of charge, but worked with klabor and toil night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, not because we do not have lauthority, but to make ourselves an example of how you should follow us.

10 For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. 11 For we hear that there are some who walk among you in a disorderly manner, not working at all, but are mbusybodies. 12 Now those who are such we command and 3exhort through our Lord Jesus Christ nthat they work in quietness and eat their own bread.

13 But as for you, brethren, odo not grow weary in doing good. 14 And if anyone does not obey our word in this 4epistle, note that person and pdo not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed. 15 qYet do not count him as an enemy, rbut 5admonish him as a brother.


16 Now may sthe Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.

17 tThe salutation of Paul with my own hand, which is a sign in every 6epistle; so I write.

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

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