2 Thessalonians 3

1 Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you: 2 And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith. 3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and akeep you from evil. 4 And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you. 5 And bthe Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.

6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, cthat ye withdraw yourselves dfrom every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us. 7 For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you; 8 Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but ewrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you: 9 fNot because we have not power, but to make gourselves an ensample unto you to follow us. 10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, hthat if any would not work, neither should he eat. 11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you idisorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. 12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, jthat with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. 13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing. 14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. 15 kYet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

16 Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all. 17 The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write. 18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. (The second epistle to the Thessalonians was written from Athens.)

 
Cross Ref
3aMat 6:13
5b1 Kin 8:58
Pro 3:6
Mat 22:37
6cRom 16:17
d1 Tim 6:5
2 Joh 1:10
8e1 Cor 4:12
Act 20:34
Act 18:3
9fMat 10:10
g1 Pet 5:3
10hGen 3:19
11iIsa 56:10
12jRom 12:11
15kLev 19:17