2 Tessalonicenses 3

1 IN conclusion, brethren, pray for us, that the Lord's message may run and be glorified, as among you,

2 and that we may be saved from the unreasonable and wicked men, for faith does not belong to all.

3 But the Lord is faithful and he will strengthen you and guard you from evil.

4 We are persuaded in the Lord in regard to you that you are doing and will do what we direct.

5 The Lord guide your hearts in the love of God and the patience of Christ.

6 We charge you, brethren, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, to stand aloof from every brother who is living in a disorderly way and not according to the teaching that you received from us.

7 For you yourselves know that you should imitate us, for we were not disorderly when among you,

8 nor did we eat bread with any one without paying, but with labor and toil night and day we worked in order not to burden any one of you.

9 Not that we have not the authority, but in order to give you ourselves as an example for you to imitate.

10 For when we were with you we gave you this command, "If any one will not work, neither is he to eat."

11 For we hear that some among you are leading disorderly lives, busy about nothing and yet busybodies.

12 Such we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to work quietly and eat their own bread.

13 But you, brethren, must not become discouraged in doing well.

14 If any one does not obey our words in this letter, mark that man and do not associate with him, so that he may be ashamed.

15 Yet do not regard him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother.

16 The Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways. The Lord be with you all.

17 The greeting of Paul by my own hand, which is the sign in every letter. This is my handwriting.

18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with all of you.