2 Thessalonians 3
The apostle desireth the Thessalonians to pray for him, testifying his confidence in them, and praying God to direct them. He condemneth the idle and disorderly, and requireth others to abstain from their company: concluding with prayer and salutation.
1 FINALLY, brethren, apray for us, bthat the word of the Lord 1may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:
2 And that cwe may be delivered from 2unreasonable and wicked men: for dall men have not faith.
3 But ethe Lord is ffaithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.
4 And gwe have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you.
5 And hthe Lord idirect your hearts into the love of God, and jinto 3the patient waiting for Christ.
6 Now we command you, brethren, kin the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye lwithdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after mthe tradition which he received of us.
7 For yourselves know how nye ought to follow us: for owe behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;
8 Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but pwrought with labour and *travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:
9 qNot because we have not power, but rto make ourselves an *ensample unto you to follow us.
10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, sthat if any would not work, neither should he eat.
11 For we hear that there are some which twalk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.
12 Now them that are such uwe command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, vthat with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
13 But ye, brethren, w4be not weary in well doing.
14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, x5note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.
15 yYet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.
16 Now zthe Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.
17 The salutation of Paul awith mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write.