Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed on and triumph, as it did among you,
and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men; for not all have faith.
But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from evil.
And we have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do the things which we command.
May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.
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