and in all deceitfulness of the unrighteousness in those perishing, because the love of the truth they did not receive for their being saved,
and because of this shall God send to them a working of delusion, for their believing the lie,
that they may be judged -- all who did not believe the truth, but were well pleased in the unrighteousness.
And we -- we ought to give thanks to God always for you, brethren, beloved by the Lord, that God did choose you from the beginning to salvation, in sanctification of the Spirit, and belief of the truth,
to which He did call you through our good news, to the acquiring of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ;
so, then, brethren, stand ye fast, and hold the deliverances that ye were taught, whether through word, whether through our letter;
and may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and our God and Father, who did love us, and did give comfort age-during, and good hope in grace,
comfort your hearts, and establish you in every good word and work.