2 Thessalonians 3
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Pray for Us
1#1Th 5:25; 1:8Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may quickly spread and be glorified, even as it did with you. 2#Ro 15:31; Dt 32:20And pray that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men, for not all men have faith. 3#1Co 1:9; Mt 6:13But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one. 4#2Co 2:3; 1Th 4:10We have confidence in the Lord concerning you, that you are doing and will do the things which we command you. 5#1Ch 29:18May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.
Warning Against Idleness
6#1Co 5:4; Ro 16:17Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw yourselves from every brother who walks in idleness and not according to the tradition that he received from us. 7#1Co 4:16; 2Th 3:9For you know how you should follow us. For we were not idle among you, 8#Ac 18:3; 1Th 2:9neither did we eat anyone’s bread without paying for it, but we worked tirelessly and toiled night and day that we might not be a burden to any of you. 9#1Co 9:4–14; 2Th 3:7We did this, not because we did not have that right, but to make ourselves an example for you to follow. 10#1Th 4:11; Ge 3:19For when we were with you, we commanded you that if any will not work, neither shall he eat.
11#1Ti 5:13; 1Pe 4:15For we hear that there are some among you who live in idleness, mere busybodies, not working at all. 12#1Th 4:11; Eph 4:28Now, concerning those who are such, we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ that they quietly work and eat their own bread. 13#2Co 4:1; 1Th 4:1But you, brothers, do not be weary in doing good.
14#2Th 3:6If anyone does not obey our word in this letter, note that man, and do not socialize with him, so that he may be ashamed. 15#1Th 5:14; Gal 6:1Still, do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.
Benediction
16#Ro 15:33; Nu 6:26Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.
17#1Co 16:21I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand, and this is the distinguishing mark in every letter: So I write.
18#Ro 16:20The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

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