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2 Thessalonians 3 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Pray for Us
Paul Asks Their Prayers, Warns Against Idleness
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:1 - Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you,
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:2 - and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:3 - But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:4 - And we have confidence in the Lord concerning you, both that you do and will do the things we command you.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:5 - Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.
Warning Against Idleness
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:6 - 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 tradition which he[fn] received from us.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:7 - For you yourselves know how you ought to follow us, for we were not disorderly among you;
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:8 - 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,
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:9 - not because we do not have authority, but to make ourselves an example of how you should follow us.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:10 - For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:11 - For we hear that there are some who walk among you in a disorderly manner, not working at all, but are busybodies.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:12 - Now those who are such we command and exhort through our Lord Jesus Christ that they work in quietness and eat their own bread.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:13 - But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary in doing good.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:14 - 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.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:15 - Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:16 - Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:17 - The salutation of Paul with my own hand, which is a sign in every epistle; so I write.
Unchecked Copy Box2Th 3:18 - The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
NKJV Footnotes
NU-Text and M-Text read they.

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

The text of the New King James Version (NKJV) appearing on or deriving from this or any other web page is for personal use only. Any other use of the NKJV must be in conformity with the Quotation Policy for the New King James Version. For more information about the New King James Version, the Quotation Policy, and for inquiries about permission to use the New King James Version, go to Thomas Nelson, Inc..

For more information on this translation, see the NKJV Preface.

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