2 Thessalonians 3
He craveth their prayers for himself,
2 Thessalonians 3:1 Furthermore brethren praye ye for vs, that the worde of God maye haue passage, and be glorifyed, as it is also with you: 2 Thessalonians 3:2 and that we maye be delyuered from vnreasonable and frowarde men. For all men haue not fayth:
testifieth what confidence he hath in them,
2 Thessalonians 3:3 but the Lord is faythfull, whych shall stablysshe you, and preserue you from euyll. 2 Thessalonians 3:4 We haue confydence thorowe the Lord to you warde, þt ye both do, & wyll do the thynges which we commaunde you.
maketh request to God in their behalf,
2 Thessalonians 3:5 And the Lord gyde youre hertes to the loue of God and to the pacyente waytynge for Chryst.
giveth them divers precepts, especially to shun idleness, and ill company,
2 Thessalonians 3:6 We require you brethren by þe name of oure Lorde Iesu Christ þt ye wythdrawe youre selues from euery brother, þt behaueth him selfe inordinatly, & not after þe institucion which he receaued of vs. 2 Thessalonians 3:7 For ye your selues know, howe ye ought to folowe vs. For we behaued not oure selues inordinatly amonge you. 2 Thessalonians 3:8 Nether toke we breed of eny man for naught: but wrought wt laboure & sweate nyght & daye, because we wolde not be chargeable to eny of you: 2 Thessalonians 3:9 not but that we had auctorite: but to make oure selues an ensample vnto you to folowe vs. 2 Thessalonians 3:10 For when we were wyth you, this we warned you of, þt yf eny wolde not worcke, the same shulde not eate. 2 Thessalonians 3:11 For we haue, hearde saye that ther are some whych walke amonge you inordinatly, workynge not at all, but beynge busybodyes. 2 Thessalonians 3:12 Them that are soch, we commaunde and exhorte, by oure Lorde Iesu Christ, that they worcke with quietnes, and eate theyr awne breed: 2 Thessalonians 3:13 Brethren be not ye weery in well doynge. 2 Thessalonians 3:14 If eny man obey not oure sayinge, sende vs worde of him by a letter: and haue no companye with him, that he maye be ashamed. 2 Thessalonians 3:15 And count him not as an enemy: 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 Lord be with you all. 2 Thessalonians 3:17 The salutacyon 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 wyth you all. Amen.