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Chapter 3

2nd Thess. 3:1 Finally, brothers, pray continually for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is among you:

2nd Thess. 3:2 that we may be delivered from abnormal and evil men: for all men do not have faith.

2nd Thess. 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, who is establishing you, and holding you close, away from evil.

2nd Thess. 3:4 And we are convinced in the Lord regarding you, the things which we command, you are doing and will do.

2nd Thess. 3:5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the persevering for Christ.

2nd Thess. 3:6 Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw yourselves from every brother that walks disorderly, and not after the things which were given, which you received from us.

2nd Thess. 3:7 For yourselves know how you ought to imitate us: for we did not behave ourselves disorderly among you;

2nd Thess. 3:8 neither did we eat any man’s bread for nothing; but labored in toil and hard labor night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you:

2nd Thess. 3:9 not because we have no right, but to make ourselves an example for you to imitate us.

2nd Thess. 3:10 For even when we were with you, we commanded this to you, that if any will not work, neither should he eat.

2nd Thess. 3:11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, not working at all, but are meddlers.

2nd Thess. 3:12 Now we order them that are so and urge by our Lord Jesus Christ, that having tranquility, they labor for their own bread and eat.

2nd Thess. 3:13 But you, brothers, do not be discouraged in doing good.

2nd Thess. 3:14 And if anyone does not obey our word by this letter, mark this one, and do not mingle with him, that he may be ashamed.

2nd Thess. 3:15 Yet count them not as an enemy, but reprimand as a brother.

2nd Thess. 3:16 Now the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times in all ways. The Lord be with you all.

2nd Thess. 3:17 The greeting of Paul with my own hand, which is the sign in every letter: so I write.

2nd Thess. 3:18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.