2 Thessalonians 3
He craveth their prayers for himself,
2 Thessalonians 3:1 For the rest, brethren, be praying for us,that, the word of the Lord, may be running, and gaining glory, according as [it did] even with you; 2 Thessalonians 3:2 And that we may be rescued from the presuming and wicked men; for, not all, hold the faith.
testifieth what confidence he hath in them,
2 Thessalonians 3:3 Faithful, is the Lord,who will confirm you, and guard you from the wicked one: 2 Thessalonians 3:4 We are persuaded, however, in the Lord, as touching you,that, what things we give in charge, Ye [both] are doing and will do;
maketh request to God in their behalf,
2 Thessalonians 3:5 But may, the Lord, guide your hearts into the love of God, and into the endurance of the Christ.
giveth them divers precepts, especially to shun idleness, and ill company,
2 Thessalonians 3:6 Howbeit, we charge you, brethren,that, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, ye be withdrawing yourselves from every brotherwho, in a disorderly way, doth walk, and not according to the instruction which ye received from us. 2 Thessalonians 3:7 For, ye yourselves, know, how needful it is to be imitating us, in that we were not disorderly among you, 2 Thessalonians 3:8 Nor, as a free-gift, did eat, bread, from anyone, but, with toil and hardship, night and day, working,that we might not burden any of you; 2 Thessalonians 3:9 Not because we have not authority, but that, ourselves, as an ensample, we might hold forth unto you,to the end ye might he imitating us. 2 Thessalonians 3:10 For, even when we were with you, this, were we giving in charge unto you,that, if any will not work, neither let him eat! 2 Thessalonians 3:11 We hear, in fact, of some who are walking among you in a disorderly way, at nothing, working, yet too busily working! 2 Thessalonians 3:12 Now, such as these, we charge and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ,that, with quietness, working, their own bread, they be eating. 2 Thessalonians 3:13 But, ye, brethren, be not weary in well-doing; 2 Thessalonians 3:14 And, if anyone be not giving ear unto our word through means of this letter, on this one, set a marknot to be mixing yourselves up with him,that he may be reproved; 2 Thessalonians 3:15 And, not as an enemy, be esteeming him, but be admonishing him, as a brother.
and last of all concludeth with prayer and salutation.
2 Thessalonians 3:16 But may, the Lord of peace himself, give you peace, always, in every way. The Lord, be with you all. 2 Thessalonians 3:17 The salutation of Paulwith my own hand, which is a sign in every letter: thus, I write. 2 Thessalonians 3:18 The favour of our Lord Jesus Christ, be with you all.