Finally, brothers,a1pray for us, that 2the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored,b as happened among you,
and 3that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For 4not all have faith.
But 5the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and 6guard you against 7the evil one.c4
And 8we have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do the things that we command.
May the Lord 9direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.