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2 Thessalonians 3 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Finally, pray for us, brothers, that the Lord's message may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was 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 delivered from wicked 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 faithful; He will strengthen 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 We have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do what we command. 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 to God's love and Christ's endurance. 5 May the Lord direct your hearts into God's love and Christ's perseverance.
6 Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from every brother who walks irresponsibly and not according to the tradition 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: we were not irresponsible 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 eat anyone's bread free of charge; instead, we labored and toiled, working night and day, so that we would not 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 is not that we don't have the right [to support], but we did it to make ourselves an example to you so that you would imitate us. 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 In fact, when we were with you, this is what we commanded you: "If anyone isn't willing to work, he should not 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 For we hear that there are some among you who walk irresponsibly, not working at all, but interfering with the work [of others]. 11 We hear that some among you are idle. They are not busy; they are busybodies.
12 Now we command and exhort such people, by the Lord Jesus Christ, that quietly working, they may eat their own bread. 12 Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the bread they eat.
13 Brothers, do not grow weary in doing good. 13 And as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is right.
14 And if anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take note of that person; don't associate with him, so that he may 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 Yet don't treat him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother. 15 Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.
16 May the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. 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 This greeting is in my own hand-Paul. This is a sign in every letter; this is how I write. 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 Jesus Christ be with all of you. 18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.