since indeed God deems it just to repay with affliction those who afflict you,
and to grant rest with us to you who are afflicted, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire,
inflicting vengeance upon those who do not know God and upon those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
They shall suffer the punishment of eternal destruction and exclusion from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might,
when he comes on that day to be glorified in his saints, and to be marveled at in all who have believed, because our testimony to you was believed.
To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his call, and may fulfil every good resolve and work of faith by his power,
so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)