Paul to the Thessalonians 3
1 Paul and Silvanus and Timothy to the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Grace to you and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,
3 We are bound to give thanks to God always concerning you, brethren, as it is fit, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of each one of you all toward one another increases,
4 so that we ourselves glory in you among the churches of God, on account of your patience and faith in all your persecutions and afflictions which you endure,
5 a proof of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you also suffer,
6 since it is a righteous thing with God to repay to those that afflict you, affliction,
7 and to you that are afflicted, rest with us, at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with the angels of his power
8 in naming fire, rendering vengeance to those that know not God and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus;
9 and these shall suffer punishment, an eternal destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might;
10 when he shall have come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all that believed (because our testimony to you was believed) in that day.
11 To which end also we pray always for you, that our God may count you worthy of the calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of goodness, and the work of faith in power,
12 that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1 But we beseech you, brethren, in respect to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together to him,
2 that you be not so quickly shaken from the right understanding, nor yet be troubled, neither through spirit, nor through word, nor through letter as through us, as that the day of the Lord is at hand.
3 Let no one deceive you in any way, because, unless the apostasy come first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition,
4 who opposes and exalts himself against every one that is called God, or an object of worship, so that he sits in the temple of God, openly showing himself that he is God.
5 Remember you not that while I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6 And now you know what withholds, that he may be revealed in his own time.
7 For the mystery of iniquity already works, only till he that withholds be taken out of the way;
8 and then shall be revealed the lawless one, whom the Lord Jesus shall destroy with the breath of his mouth, and bring to naught by the appearance of his coming;
9 even him whose coming is according to the working of Satan, in all power and signs and wonders of falsehood,
10 and in all deceitfulness of unrighteousness for those that perish, because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this reason God sends them the strength of delusion, that they may believe the lie.
12 that all may be condemned that believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
13 But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, that God from the beginning chose you to salvation in sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth,
14 to which he called you through our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15 So then, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether through word or through our letter;
16 and may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and our God and Father, who loved us and gave eternal consolation and good nope in grace,
17 comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good work and word.
1 Finally pray, brethren, for us, that the word of the Lord may run and be glorified as also among you,
2 and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and bad men, for not all have faith.
3 But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you, and keep you from the evil one.
4 But we have confidence in the Lord with respect to you, that you both do and will do the things which we give in charge.
5 And may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.
6 But we charge you, brethren, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw yourselves from every brother that walks disorderly, and not according to the tradition which they received from us.
7 For yourselves know how you ought to imitate us, because we were not disorderly among you,
8 neither ate we bread from any one for naught, but in labor and toil working night and day, that we might not burden any one of you:
9 not that we have not authority, but that we might give ourselves as a pattern to you to imitate us.
10 For when we were with you, this we charged you, that if any one will not work, neither let him eat.
11 For we hear of some walking among you disorderly, working not at all, but being busybodies:
12 now such we charge and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ, that working with quietness they eat their own bread.
13 But you, brethren, be not weary in well doing.
14 And if any one obey not our word through the letter, mark that man, and keep no company with him, that he may be put to shame;
15 and count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.
16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.
17 The salutation of Paul with my own hand, which is the token in every letter: so I write.
18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.