1Finally,brethren,prayforus,that the word of the Lord may have free course ,aand be glorified , evenas it is withyou:2Andthat we may be deliveredfromunreasonablebandwickedmen:forall men have notfaith.3But the Lordisfaithful,who shall stablishyou,andkeep you fromevil.4And we have confidencein the Lordtouchingyou,that ye bothdoand will do the things which we commandyou.5And the Lorddirectyourheartsinto the love of God,andinto the patient waiting for Christ.6Now we commandyou,brethren,in the name of ourLordJesusChrist, that ye withdrawyourselvesfromeverybrother that walkethdisorderly,andnotafter the traditionwhich he receivedofus.7Foryourselvesknowhow ye ought to followus:for we behavednot ourselves disorderlyamongyou;8Neither did we eat any man'sbread for nought;butwroughtwithlabourandtravailnightandday,that we mightnot be chargeable to any of you:9Notbecause we havenotpower,buttomakeourselves an ensample unto youtofollowus.10Forevenwhen we werewithyou,this we commandedyou,that if anywouldnotwork , neither should he eat .
11For we hear that there are some which walkamongyoudisorderly,working not at all,but are busybodies .
12Now them that are such we commandandexhortbyourLordJesusChrist,thatwithquietness they work , and eat their ownbread.13Butye,brethren,becnotweary in well doing .
14And if any manobeynotourwordbyd this epistle,notethat man, andhaveno company withhim,that he may be ashamed .
15Yetcount him notas an enemy,butadmonish him as a brother.16Now the Lord of peacehimselfgiveyoupeacealwaysbyallmeans. The Lord be withyouall.17
The salutation of Paul with mine ownhand,whichis the tokenineveryepistle:so I write .
The grace of ourLordJesusChrist be withyouall.Amen. [The second epistle to the Thessalonians was writtenfromAthens.]