2 Thessalonians 1:3; 2 Thessalonians 1:5; 2 Thessalonians 1:11; 2 Thessalonians 2:6; 2 Thessalonians 2:10-11; 2 Thessalonians 3:9
We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren, as is only fitting, because your faith is greatly enlarged, and the love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater;
This is a plain indication of God's righteous judgment so that you will be considered worthy of the kingdom of God, for which indeed you are suffering.
To this end also we pray for you always, that our God will count you worthy of your calling, and fulfill every desire for goodness and the work of faith with power,
And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed.
and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.
For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false,
not because we do not have the right to this, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you, so that you would follow our example.