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2 Thessalonians 3 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed on and triumph, as it did 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 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 you and guard you from evil. 3 But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.
4 And we have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do the things which 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 the love of God and to 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 any brother who is living in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that 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 imitate us; we were not idle when we were with 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 any one's bread without paying, but with toil and labor we worked night and day, that we might not burden 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 because we have not that right, but to give you in our conduct 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 any one will not work, let him 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 some of you are living in idleness, mere busybodies, not doing any work. 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 do their work in quietness and to 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 Brethren, do not be weary in well-doing. 13 And as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is right.
14 If any one refuses to obey what we say in this letter, note that man, and have nothing to do with him, 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 Do not look on 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 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways. 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. This is the mark in every letter of mine; it 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.