2 Thessalonians 3
1 Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the Word of the Lord may run freely and be glorified, just as it is with you,
2 and that we may be delivered from evil and wicked men; for not all have faith.
3 But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil.
4 And we are persuaded in the Lord concerning you, both that you do and will do the
things we command you.
5 Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of
6 But we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you
withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the teaching
which you received from us.
7 For you yourselves know how you need to imitate our example, for we were not
disorderly among you;
8 nor did we eat anyone's bread free of charge, but worked with labor and toil night and
day, that we might not be a burden to any of you,
9 not because we do not have authority, but to make ourselves an example of how you
should imitate us.
10 For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone does not desire
to work, neither shall he eat.
11 For we hear that there are some who walk among you in a disorderly manner, not
working at all, but are busybodies.
12 Now those who are such we command and exhort through our Lord Jesus Christ that
they work in quietness and eat their own bread.
13 But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good.
14 And if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle, note that person and do not
keep company with him, that he may be ashamed.
15 Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.
16 Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord
be with you all.
17 The salutation of Paul with my own hand, which is a sign in every epistle; so I write.
18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.