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 free passage and be glorifyed, as it is with you: 2 Thessalonians 3:2 and that we maye be delyuered from vnreasonable and euyll men. For all men haue not fayth:
testifieth what confidence he hath in them,
2 Thessalonians 3:3 but the Lorde is faythfull, whiche shall stablyshe you, and kepe you from euyll. 2 Thessalonians 3:4 We haue confydence thorowe the Lorde to you warde, that ye both do, and wyll do þt whiche we commaunde you.
maketh request to God in their behalf,
2 Thessalonians 3:5 And the Lorde guide your hertes to the loue of God and pacience of Christe.
giveth them divers precepts, especially to shun idleness, and ill company,
2 Thessalonians 3:6 We requyre you brethren in the name of oure Lorde Iesu Christ, that ye wythdrawe your selues from euerye brother that walketh inordinatelye and not after the institucyon whiche ye receyued of vs. 2 Thessalonians 3:7 Ye youre selues knowe howe ye oughte to folowe vs. For we behaued not oure selues inordinately among you. 2 Thessalonians 3:8 Neyther toke we bread of anye man for nought: but wroughte wyth laboure and trauayle nyght and daye, because we would not be greuous to anye of you: 2 Thessalonians 3:9 not but that we had authorytye: but to make oure selues as ensample vnto you, to folowe vs. 2 Thessalonians 3:10 For when we were with you thys we warned you of, that yf there were any whiche woulde not worke, that the same shoulde not eate. 2 Thessalonians 3:11 We haue hearde say no doubte that there are some whiche walke amonge you inordinately and worke not at all, but are besye bodyes. 2 Thessalonians 3:12 Them that are suche we commaunde and exhorte by oure Lorde Iesu Christe, that they worke wyth quietnes, and eate theyr owne breade. 2 Thessalonians 3:13 Brethren be not werye in well doyng. 2 Thessalonians 3:14 Yf any man obeye not oure sayinges send vs worde of hym by a letter: and haue no companye wyth hym that he maye be ashamed. 2 Thessalonians 3:15 And counte hym not as an enemy, but warne hym as a brother.
and last of all concludeth with prayer and salutation.
2 Thessalonians 3:16 The verye Lorde of peace geue you peace alwayes, by all meanes. The Lorde be wyth you all. 2 Thessalonians 3:17 The salutacyon of me Paule wyth myne owne hande. Thys is the token in al Epistles. So I wryte. 2 Thessalonians 3:18 The grace of oure Lorde Iesus Christe be with you all. AMEN.