2 Thessalonians 3 WNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Finally, brethren, pray for us, asking that the Lord's Message may be spread rapidly and its glory be displayed, as it was displayed 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 wrong-headed and wicked men; for it is not everybody who has 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 make you stedfast and will guard you from the Evil one. 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 in regard to 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 And may the Lord guide your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ. 5 May the Lord direct your hearts into God's love and Christ's perseverance.
6 But, by the authority of the Lord, we command you, brethren, to stand aloof from every brother whose life is disorderly and not in accordance with the teaching which all 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 that it is your duty to follow our example. There was no disorder in our lives 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 any one's bread without paying for it, but we laboured and toiled, working hard 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 This was not because we had not a claim upon you, but it arose from a desire to set you an example--for you to 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 For even when we were with you, we laid down this rule for you: "If a man does not choose to work, neither shall he 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 of you who live disorderly lives and are mere idle busybodies. 11 We hear that some among you are idle. They are not busy; they are busybodies.
12 To persons of that sort our injunction--and our command by the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ--is that they are to work quietly and eat their own honestly-earned bread. 12 Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the bread they eat.
13 But you, brethren, must not grow weary in the path of duty; 13 And as for you, brothers, never tire of doing what is right.
14 and if any one refuses to obey these our written instructions, mark that man and hold no communication with him--so that he may be made to 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 And yet do not regard him as an enemy, but caution him as a brother. 15 Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.
16 And may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every sense. 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 add the greeting with my own hand, which is the credential in every letter of mine. 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 This is my handwriting. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. 18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.