2 Thessalonians 3
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Request for Prayer

1As to the rest, pray, brethren, for us, that the word of the Lord may run, and be honoured, as also with you: 2And that we may be delivered from unfit and evil men: for not faith of all. 3But the Lord is faithful, who supports you, and will watch from the evil. 4And we have had confidence in the Lord for you, that what we announce to you, and ye do and will do. 5And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patience of Christ.

A Warning against Idleness

6And we proclaim to you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, for you to shrink from every brother walking disorderly, and not according to the doctrine which he received of us. 7For ye yourselves know that ye ought to imitate us: for we were not disorderly among you; 8Neither ate we the bread of any as a gift; but in fatigue and toil working night and day also, not to overload any of you: 9Not that we have not power, but that we give ourselves a type to you to imitate us. 10For also when we were with you, this we proclaimed to you, that if any will not work, neither should he eat. 11For we hear some walking disorderly among you, working nothing, but occupied unprofitably. 12And to such we proclaim and beseech by our Lord Jesus Christ, that, with freedom from care working, they should eat their own bread. 13And ye, brethren, lose not courage doing good.

14And if any listen not to our word by the epistle, mark him, and mix not together with him, that he may change. 15And deem not as an enemy, but remind as a brother.

Signature and Final Greetings
(1 Corinthians 16:19–24; Colossians 4:15–18)

16And the Lord of peace himself give to you peace for all in every manner. The Lord with you all.

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

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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