2 Thessalonians 3 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Finally, brothers, pray for us that the Lord's message may spread rapidly and receive honor, just as it did 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 rescued from wicked and evil people, for not everyone has trust. 2 And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men, for not everyone has faith.
3 But the Lord is worthy of trust; he will make you firm and guard you from the Evil One. 3 But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.
4 Yes, united with the Lord we are confident about you, that you are doing the things we are telling you to do, and that you will keep on doing them. 4 We have confidence in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do the things we command.
5 May the Lord direct your hearts into God's love and the perseverance which the Messiah gives. 5 May the Lord direct your hearts into God's love and Christ's perseverance.
6 Now, in the name of the Lord Yeshua the Messiah we command you, brothers, to stay away from any brother who is leading a life of idleness, a life not in keeping with the tradition you received 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 know how you must imitate us, that we were not idle when we were among you. 7 For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you,
8 We did not accept anyone's food without paying; on the contrary, we labored and toiled, day and night, working so as not to be a burden 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 It was not that we hadn't the right to be supported, but so that we could make ourselves an example to imitate. 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 this command: if someone won't work, he shouldn't eat! 10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "If a man will not work, he shall not eat."
11 We hear that some of you are leading a life of idleness - not busy working, just busybodies! 11 We hear that some among you are idle. They are not busy; they are busybodies.
12 We command such people - and in union with the Lord Yeshua the Messiah we urge them - to settle down, get to work, and earn their own 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 brothers who are doing what is good, don't slack off! 13 And as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is right.
14 Furthermore, if anyone does not obey what we are saying in this letter, take note of him and have nothing to do with him, so that he will be ashamed. 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 But don't consider him an enemy; on the contrary, confront him as a brother and try to help him change. 15 Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.
16 Now may the Lord of shalom himself give you shalom always in all ways. The Lord be with all of you. 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 The greeting in my own handwriting: From Sha'ul. This is the mark of genuineness in every letter, this is what my handwriting looks like. 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 The grace of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah be with you all. 18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.