To The Thessalonians B
Paul and Silvanus and Timothy to the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: 2 Grace be to you and peace from God the Father and The Lord Jesus Christ.
3 We ought to always give thanks to God concerning you, brothers, as it is meet, because your faith grows exceedingly and the love of each one of you all to one another increases, 4 so that we ourselves boast in you in the churches of God for your endurance and faith in all your persecutions and afflictions which you endure, 5 a plain token of the just judgment of God, so that you may be accounted worthy of the kingdom of God, on behalf of which you indeed suffer, 6 since it is a just thing with God to repay affliction to those who afflict you, 7 and rest with us to you who are afflicted, at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with his powerful angels 8 in flaming fire, giving full vengeance to the ones who do not know God and to those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus, 9 who will pay the penalty of eternal destruction from the face of the Lord and from the glory of his strength, 10 whenever he comes to be glorified in his saints and to be admired in all the ones who have believed (because our testimony to you was believed) in that day. 11 For which indeed we always pray concerning you, in order that our God may deem you worthy of his calling and may fulfill in power every good pleasure of goodness and work of faith, 12 so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and Lord Jesus Christ.
Now we request you, brothers, by the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ and the gathering together of us to him, 2 you to not be quickly shaken from your mind nor to be disturbed, neither through a spirit, nor through speech, nor through an epistle as if through us, as that the day of the Lord is come. 3 May no one deceive you in any way; because that day will not come unless the apostasy comes first and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of perdition, 4 the one who sets himself against and exalts himself over everything that is called God or object of worship, so as to seat himself in the shrine of God, showing himself that he is a god. 5 Do you not remember that when I was yet with you I used to tell these things to you? 6 And now you know the thing that restrains him, so that he is to be revealed in his time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness already operates; only there is one who restrains just now until it comes out of our midst. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will destroy by the spirit of his mouth and bring to nothing by the outshining of his presence, 9 of whom the presence is according to the operation of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders 10 and with all deceit of unrighteousness in the ones who are perishing, because they did not receive the love of the truth so that they would be saved. 11 And therefore God sends to them an operation of error so that they would believe the lie, 12 in order that all those may be judged who have not believed the truth but have had pleasure in unrighteousness.
13 But we ought to thank God always concerning you, brothers who have been loved by the Lord, because God chose you as firstfruit to salvation by spiritual sanctification and true faith, 14 to which he also called you through our gospel, to obtainment of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 So then, brothers, stand, and hold the traditions which you were taught, either through speech or through our epistle. 16 And may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, the one who has loved us and has given eternal comfort and a good hope by grace, 17 comfort your hearts and confirm you in every good work and word.
Finally, brothers, pray concerning us, in order that the word of The Lord may run and be glorified as indeed it is with you, 2 and that we may be delivered from perverse and evil men; for not all men are of the faith. 3 But the Lord is faithful, who will confirm you and will guard you from the evil one. 4 And we are persuaded in the lord concerning you, that what things we charge you both do and will do. 5 And may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the waiting for Christ.
6 Now we charge you, brothers, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, that you draw back from every brother who walks idly and not according to the tradition which you received from us. 7 For you yourselves know how you should imitate us, because we were not idle among you, 8 nor did we eat bread as a gift from anyone, but by labor and struggle by night and by day we worked so as to not be a burden to anyone of you; 9 not that we do not have authority, but in order that we might give ourselves as an example to you for you to imitate us. 10 For even when we were with you, we charged you this, that if anyone does not want to work, neither let him eat. 11 For we hear of some who walk among you idly, working nothing but working round; 12 and to such we charge and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ that working with quietness they may eat their bread. 13 And you, brothers, do not lose heart doing good. 14 And if anyone does not obey our word through this epistle, mark this man, to not mix with him, in order that he may be put to shame; 15 and yet do not deem him as an enemy, but admonish as a brother. 16 And may the Lord of peace himself give to you his peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.
17 The greeting by my hand, of Paul, which is a sign in every epistle; this is how I write. 18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.