2 Thessalonians 3:1-8 NIV

Request for Prayer

1 As for other matters, brothers and sisters, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you.

References for 2 Thessalonians 3:1

2 And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil people, for not everyone has faith.

References for 2 Thessalonians 3:2

3 But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.

References for 2 Thessalonians 3:3

4 We have confidence in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do the things we command.

References for 2 Thessalonians 3:4

5 May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.

References for 2 Thessalonians 3:5

Warning Against Idleness

6 In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teachinga you received from us.

References for 2 Thessalonians 3:6

    • g 3:6 - Or "tradition"
      7 For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you,

      References for 2 Thessalonians 3:7

          8 nor did we eat anyone’s food without paying for it. On the contrary, we worked night and day, laboring and toiling so that we would not be a burden to any of you.

          References for 2 Thessalonians 3:8