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2 Thessalonians 3 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For the rest, my brothers, let there be prayer for us that the word of the Lord may go forward with increasing glory, even as it does with you; 1 Finally, brothers, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you.
2 And that we may be made free from foolish and evil men; for not all have faith. 2 And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men, for not everyone has faith.
3 But the Lord is true, who will give you strength and keep you safe from evil. 3 But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.
4 And we have faith in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do the things about which we give you orders. 4 We have confidence in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do the things we command.
5 And may your hearts be guided by the Lord into the love of God and quiet waiting for Christ. 5 May the Lord direct your hearts into God's love and Christ's perseverance.
6 Now we give you orders, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from all those whose behaviour is not well ordered and in harmony with the teaching which they had from us. 6 In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers, to keep away from every brother who is idle and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.
7 For you yourselves are used to taking us as your example, because our life among you was ruled by order, 7 For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you,
8 And we did not take food from any man for nothing, but were working hard night and day not to be a trouble to any of you: 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.
9 Not because we have not the right, but to make ourselves an example to you, so that you might do the same. 9 We did this, not because we do not have the right to such help, but in order to make ourselves a model for you to follow.
10 For even when we were with you we gave you orders, saying, If any man does no work, let him not have food. 10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "If a man will not work, he shall not eat."
11 For it has come to our ears that there are some among you whose behaviour is uncontrolled, who do no work at all, but are over-interested in the business of others. 11 We hear that some among you are idle. They are not busy; they are busybodies.
12 Now to such we give orders and make request in the Lord Jesus, that, working quietly, they get their living. 12 Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the bread they eat.
13 And you, my brothers, do not get tired of well-doing. 13 And as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is right.
14 And if any man does not give attention to what we have said in this letter, take note of that man, and keep away from him, so that he may be shamed. 14 If anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take special note of him. Do not associate with him, in order that he may feel ashamed.
15 Have no feeling of hate for him, but take him in hand seriously as a brother. 15 Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.
16 Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. May the Lord be with you all. 16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.
17 These words of love to you at the end are in my writing, Paul's writing, and this is the mark of every letter from me. 17 I, Paul, write this greeting in my own hand, which is the distinguishing mark in all my letters. This is how I write.
18 May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. 18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.