2 ThessaloniansChapter 3

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1 For the rest, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord  run and be glorified, even as also it is unto you; 2 and that we be delivered from the un reasonable and evil men; for all have not the faith. 3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you, and guard from the evil one. 4 And we have con fidence in the Lord as to you, that ye both do and will do what things we command. 5 And the Lord direct your :hearts unto the love of :God, and unto the patience of the Christ.

6 Now we command you, brethren, in the Lord Jesus Christ’s name, that ye withdraw from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which ye received of us. 7 For yourselves know how ye ought to imitate us: for we were not disorderly among you; 8 neither did we eat bread for nought at any one’s hand, but in toil and travail, working night and day, that we might not burden any of you: 9 not because we have not authority, but to make ourselves an example to you, that ye imi tate us. 10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you that, If any will not work, neither let him eat. 11 For we hear that some walk among you disorderly, that work not at all, but are busybodies. 12 Now the such we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own :bread. 13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing. 14 And if any obeyeth not our :word by this :letter, note that one, that ye have no company with him, so that he be ashamed. 15 And count him not as an enemy, but admonish as a brother. 16 Now the Lord of :peace himself give you :peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.

17 The greeting of me Paul with my hand, which is a token in every epistle: so I write. 18 The grace of our :Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.

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