2 Thessalonians 3
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1Finally, pray for us, brothers and sisters, that the Lord's message may spread quickly and be honored as in fact it was among you,1Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:
2and that we may be delivered from perverse and evil people. For not all have faith.2And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.
3But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.3But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.
4And we are confident about you in the Lord that you are both doing--and will do--what we are commanding.4And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you.
5Now may the Lord direct your hearts toward the love of God and the endurance of Christ. 5And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.
6But we command you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from any brother who lives an undisciplined life and not according to the tradition they received from us.6Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.
7For you know yourselves how you must imitate us, because we did not behave without discipline among you,7For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;
8and we did not eat anyone's food without paying. Instead, in toil and drudgery we worked night and day in order not to burden any of you.8Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:
9It was not because we do not have that right, but to give ourselves as an example for you to imitate.9Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.
10For even when we were with you, we used to give you this command: "If anyone is not willing to work, neither should he eat."10For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
11For we hear that some among you are living an undisciplined life, not doing their own work but meddling in the work of others.11For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.
12Now such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to work quietly and so provide their own food to eat.12Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
13But you, brothers and sisters, do not grow weary in doing what is right.13But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.
14But if anyone does not obey our message through this letter, take note of him and do not associate closely with him, so that he may be ashamed.14And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.
15Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother. 15Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.
16Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with you all.16Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.
17I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand, which is how I write in every letter.17The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write.
18The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. 18The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
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