2 Thessalonians 3
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1As for the rest, brethren, pray for us, that the Word of the Lord may spread rapidly and may be glorified, in the same way that it has been with you; 2And that we may be delivered from perverse and wicked men, for all are not of the faith. 3But the Lord is faithful, Who will establish you and keep you from the evil one. 4Now concerning you, we trust in the Lord that you both practice and will be practicing the things that we command you. 5And may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the endurance of Christ.

6Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw from every brother who is walking irresponsibly and not according to the ordinance that he received from us. 7For you yourselves understand that you should do exactly as we have done because we have not behaved irresponsibly among you, 8Nor did we eat food at someone else's expense, but we were working day and night with labor and toil so that we would not be burdensome to anyone among you. 9We were not obligated to work because we did not have authority to receive from you; rather, we chose to work in order that we might personally give you a pattern to imitate. 10For indeed, when we were with you, this is what we commanded you: that if anyone is not willing to work, he should not be allowed to eat. 11For we hear that some among you are walking irresponsibly, not working at all, but are behaving as busybodies. 12As for such individuals, we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ that with quietness they work in order that they may eat their own food. 13But you, brethren, do not lose heart in well doing.

14Now if anyone does not obey our word by this epistle, take notice of that man and do not associate with him so that he may be ashamed. 15But do not count him as an enemy; rather, admonish him as a brother.

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

17The salutation of Paul by my own hand, which is the sign in every epistle-- so I write. 18The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

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