2 Thessalonians 3 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Finally, brethren, pray for us that the word of the Lord will spread rapidly and be glorified, just as it did also 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 will be rescued from perverse 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, and He will strengthen and protect 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 concerning you, that you are doing and will continue to 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 into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ. 5 May the Lord direct your hearts into God's love and Christ's perseverance.
6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from every brother who leads an unruly life and not according to the tradition which 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 ought to follow our example, because we did not act in an undisciplined manner among you, 7 For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example. We were not idle when we were with you,
8 nor did we eat anyone's bread without paying for it, but with labor and hardship we kept 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 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. 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 used to give you this order: if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either. 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 some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like busybodies. 11 We hear that some among you are idle. They are not busy; they are busybodies.
12 Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to work in quiet fashion and 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 But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary of doing good. 13 And as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is right.
14 If anyone does not obey our instruction in this letter, take special note of that person and do not associate with him, so that he will be put to shame. 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 do not regard him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother. 15 Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.
16 Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance. 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 I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand, and this is a distinguishing mark in every letter; this is the way 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 you all. 18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.