2 Thessalonians 3 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Finally, brothers and sisters, pray that we spread the Lord's word rapidly and that it will be honored the way it was among 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 Also pray that we may be rescued from worthless and evil people, since not everyone shares our 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 and will strengthen you and protect you against the evil one. 3 But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.
4 The Lord gives us confidence that you are doing and will continue to do what we ordered you to do. 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 lives as you show God's love and Christ's endurance. 5 May the Lord direct your hearts into God's love and Christ's perseverance.
6 Brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ we order you not to associate with any believer who doesn't live a disciplined life and doesn't follow 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 You know what you must do to imitate us. We lived a disciplined life 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 didn't eat anyone's food without paying for it. Instead, we worked hard and struggled night and day in order 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's not as though we didn't have a right to receive support. Rather, we wanted to set an example for you to follow. 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 While we were with you, we gave you the order: "Whoever doesn't want to work shouldn't be allowed to 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 not living disciplined lives. You're not working, so you go around interfering in other people's lives. 11 We hear that some among you are idle. They are not busy; they are busybodies.
12 We order and encourage such people by the Lord Jesus Christ to pay attention to their own work so they can support themselves. 12 Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the bread they eat.
13 Brothers and sisters, we can't allow ourselves to get tired of doing what is right. 13 And as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is right.
14 It may be that some people will not listen to what we say in this letter. Take note of them and don't associate with them so that they will feel 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 them like enemies, but instruct them like brothers and sisters. 15 Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.
16 May the Lord of peace give you his peace at all times and 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 I, Paul, am writing this greeting with my own hand. In every letter that I send, this is proof that I wrote it. 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 good will of our Lord Jesus Christ be with all of you. 18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.