2 Thessalonians 3
King James BibleInternational Standard Version
1Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:1Finally, brothers, pray for us—that the word of the Lord may spread rapidly, and that it may be honored the way it is among you.
2And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.2Also pray that we may be rescued from worthless and evil people, since not everyone holds to the faith.
3But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.3But the Lord is faithful and will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.
4And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you.4We have confidence in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do what we command.
5And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.5May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the endurance of the Messiah.
6Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.6In the name of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, we command you, brothers, to keep away from every brother who is living in idleness and not living according to the tradition that they received from us.
7For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;7For you yourselves know what you must do to imitate us. We never lived in idleness among you.
8Neither did we eat any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you:8We did not eat anyone's food without paying for it. Instead, with toil and labor we worked night and day in order not to be a burden to any of you.
9Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us.9It is not as though we did not have that right, but we wanted to give you an example to follow.
10For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.10While we were with you, we gave this order: "If anyone doesn't want to work, he shouldn't eat."
11For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.11We hear that some of you are living in idleness. You are not busy working —you are busy interfering in other people's lives!
12Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.12We order and encourage such people by the Lord Jesus, the Messiah, to do their work quietly and to earn their own living.
13But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing.13Brothers, do not get tired of doing what is right.
14And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.14If anyone does not obey what we say in this letter, take note of him. Have nothing to do with him so that he will feel ashamed.
15Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.15Yet, don't treat him like an enemy, but warn him like a brother.
16Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.16Now may the Lord of peace give you his peace at all times and in every way. May the Lord be with all of you.
17The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write.17I, Paul, am writing this greeting with my own hand. This is the mark in every letter of mine. It is the way I write.
18The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen. 18May the grace of our Lord Jesus, the Messiah, be with all of you. Amen.
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