2 Thessalonians 3
He craveth their prayers for himself,
2 Thessalonians 3:1 Fvrthermore brethren praye for vs, that the worde of God maye haue fre passage and be glorified as it is with you, 2 Thessalonians 3:2 and that we maye be delyuered from vnreasonable and euell me. For faith is not euery mas.
testifieth what confidence he hath in them,
2 Thessalonians 3:3 But the LORDE is faithfull, which shal stablyshe you and kepe you from euell. 2 Thessalonians 3:4 We haue confidence in the LORDE to you warde, that ye both do and wyll do that which we comaunde you.
maketh request to God in their behalf,
2 Thessalonians 3:5 The LORDE gyde youre hertes vnto the loue of God and pacience of Christ.
giveth them divers precepts, especially to shun idleness, and ill company,
2 Thessalonians 3:6 But we requyre you brethren, in the name of oure LORDE Iesus Christ, that ye withdrawe youre selues from euery brother that walketh inordinatly, and not after the institucion which he receaued of vs. 2 Thessalonians 3:7 For ye yor selues knowe, how ye oughte to folowe vs: for we behaued not oure selues inordinatly amonge you, 2 Thessalonians 3:8 nether toke we bred of eny man for naughte but wrought wt laboure and trauayle night and daye, lest we shulde be chargeable to eny of you. 2 Thessalonians 3:9 Not but that we had auctorite, but to geue oure selues for an ensample vnto you to folowe vs. 2 Thessalonians 3:10 And whan we were wt you, this we warned you of, that yf there were eny which wolde not worke, ye same shulde not eate. 2 Thessalonians 3:11 For we heare saye, that there are some which walke amonge you inordinatly, and worke not at all, but are busy bodies. 2 Thessalonians 3:12 But them that are soche, we commaunde and exhorte by oure LORDE Iesus Christ, that they worke with quyetnes, and eate their awne bred. 2 Thessalonians 3:13 Neuertheles brethren, be not ye weery of well doynge. 2 Thessalonians 3:14 But yf eny man obey not oure sayenges, sende vs worde of him by a letter, and haue nothinge to do with him, yt he maye be ashamed. 2 Thessalonians 3:15 Yet counte him not as an enemye, but warne him as a brother.
and last of all concludeth with prayer and salutation.
2 Thessalonians 3:16 The very LORDE of peace geue you peace allwayes by all meanes. The LORDE be with you all. 2 Thessalonians 3:17 The salutacion of me Paul with myne awne hande: This is the token in all epistles, So I wryte, 2 Thessalonians 3:18 The grace of oure LORDE Iesus Christ be with you all. Amen.