UNTO THE THESSALONIANS II
1 Paul, and Silvanus, and Timothy, to the church of Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ; 2 Grace to you and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 We ought to thank :God always for you, brethren, even as it is meet, because your :faith groweth exceedingly, and the love of each of you all toward one another aboundeth; 4 so that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of :God for your :patience and faith in all your :persecutions and the afflictions which ye endure: 5 a manifestation of the righteous judgment of :God; that ye be counted worthy of the kingdom of :God, for which ye also suffer: 6 if so that it is righteous with God to recompense affliction to those afflicting you, 7 and to you that are afflicted rest with us, at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with angels of his power in flaming fire, 8 rendering vengeance to them that know not God, and to them that obey not the gospel of our :Lord Jesus: 9 who shall suffer punishment, eternal destruction from the Lord’s face and from the glory of his :might, 10 when he shall come to be glorified in his :saints, and to be marveled at in all that believed (because our :testimony unto you was believed) in that :day. 11 To which end also we pray always for you, that our :God count you worthy of the calling, and fulfill every good pleasure of goodness and work of faith, with power; 12 that the name of our :Lord Jesus be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our :God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Now we ask you, brethren, as to the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together unto him; 2 that ye be not quickly shaken from your :mind, nor be troubled, either by spirit, or by word, or by epistle as from us, as that the day of the Lord is on; 3 let no one beguile you in any wise: for not unless the falling away come first, and the man of :lawlessness be revealed, the son of :destruction, 4 he that opposeth and exalteth himself against every one called God or an object of worship; so that he sitteth in the temple of :God, setting himself forth as being God.
5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6 And now ye know what restraineth, so that he be revealed in his own :season. 7 For the mystery of :lawlessness doth already work: only there is :one that restraineth now, until he become out of the midst. 8 And then shall be revealed the lawless one, whom the Lord Jesus shall slay with the spirit of his :mouth, and bring to nought by the manifestation of his :presence: 9 him whose :presence is according to Satan’s working with all power and signs and wonders of falsehood, 10 and with all deceit of unrighteousness for the perishing; in that they received not the love of the truth, that they be saved. 11 And for this cause :God sendeth them a working of error, that they should believe the lie: 12 that they all might be judged who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in :unrighteousness.
13 But WE are bound to thank :God always for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because :God chose you from the beginning unto salvation in sanctifica tion of the Spirit and by †belief of the truth: 14 whereunto he called you through our :gospel, to the obtaining of our Lord Jesus Christ’s glory. 15 So then, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye were taught, whether by word, or by letter of ours. 16 Now our :Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our :Father who loved us and gave eternal comfort and good hope in grace, 17 comfort your :hearts and establish in every good work and word.
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.