[2 Thessalonians 1]
1:1 Paul and Silvanus and Timothy -- unto the assembly of Thessalonians, in God our Father and Lord Jesus Christ, --
1:2 Favour unto you, and peace, from God [our] Father and Lord Jesus Christ.
1:3 We are bound, to be giving thanks, unto God, continually, concerning you, brethren, even as it is, meet; because your faith groweth exceedingly, and the love of each one of you all one to another aboundeth,
1:4 So that, we ourselves, in you, are boasting, in the assemblies of God, over your endurance and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations which ye are sustaining: --
1:5 A proof of the righteous judgment of God, to the end ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, in behalf of which ye are also suffering: --
1:6 If, at least, it is a, righteous thing with God, to recompense, affliction, unto them that afflict you,
1:7 And, unto you that are afflicted, release, with us, -- by the revealing of the Lord Jesus from heaven, with his messengers of power,
1:8 In a fiery flame; holding forth vengeance -- against them that refuse to know God, and them who decline to hearken unto the glad-message of our Lord Jesus,
1:9 Who, indeed, a penalty, shall pay -- age-abiding destruction from the face of the Lord and from the glory of his might --
1:10 Whensoever he shall come, to be made all-glorious in his saints, and to be marvelled at in all who believed, -- because our witness unto you was believed, -- in that day.
1:11 Unto which end, we are also praying continually for you, that our God may count, you, worthy of your calling, and fulfil every good-pleasure of goodness and work of faith, with power, --
1:12 That the name of our Lord Jesus may be made all-glorious in you, and, ye, in him, according o the favour of our God and Lord Jesus Christ.
[2 Thessalonians 2]
2:1 But we request you, brethren, -- in behalf of the Presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together unto him,
2:2 That ye be not quickly tossed from your mind, nor be put in alarm -- either by spirit, or by discourse, or by letter as by us, as that the day of the Lord, hath set in:
2:3 That no one may cheat, you, in any one respect. Because [that day will not set in] -- except the revolt come first, and there he revealed the man of lawlessness, the son of destruction,
2:4 The one who opposeth and exalteth himself on high against every one called God, or an object of worship; so that he, within the sanctuary of God, shall take his seat, showeth himself forth, that he is, God: --
2:5 Remember ye not, that, while I was yet with you, these very things, I was telling you?
2:6 And, what now restraineth, ye know, to the end he may be revealed in his own fitting time;
2:7 For, the secret, of lawlessness, already, is inwardly working itself, -- only, until, he that restraineth at present, shall be gone, out of the midst:
2:8 And, then, shall be revealed the lawless one, -- whom, the Lord [Jesus], will slay with the Spirit of his mouth, and paralyse with the forthshining of his Presence: --
2:9 Whose, presence, [shall be] according to an inworking of Satan, with all manner of mighty work and sign and wonders of falsehood,
2:10 And with all manner of deceit of unrighteousness, in them who are destroying themselves, because, the love of the truth, they did not welcome, that they might be saved; --
2:11 And, for this cause, God sendeth them an inworking of error, to the end they should believe in the falsehood, --
2:12 In order that should be judged who would not believe in the truth, but were well-pleased with the unrighteousness.
2:13 But, we, are bound to give thanks unto God continually concerning you, brethren beloved by the Lord, for that God chose you, from the beginning, unto salvation, in sanctification of spirit and belief of truth, --
2:14 Unto which he called you, through means of our glad-message, unto an acquiring of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2:15 Hence, then, brethren, stand firm, and hold fast the instructions which ye were taught -- whether through discourse, or through our letter.
2:16 But may, our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and our God and Father, -- Who hath loved you, and given you age-abiding consolation and good hope by favour,
2:17 Console your hearts, and confirm you in every good work and word!
[2 Thessalonians 3]
3:1 For the rest, brethren, be praying for us, -- that, the word of the Lord, may be running, and gaining glory, according as [it did] even with you;
3:2 And that we may be rescued from the presuming and wicked men; for, not all, hold the faith.
3:3 Faithful, is the Lord, -- who will confirm you, and guard you from the wicked one:
3:4 We are persuaded, however, in the Lord, as touching you, -- that, what things we give in charge, Ye [both] are doing and will do; --
3:5 But may, the Lord, guide your hearts into the love of God, and into the endurance of the Christ.
3:6 Howbeit, we charge you, brethren, -- that, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, ye be withdrawing yourselves from every brother -- who, in a disorderly way, doth walk, and not according to the instruction which ye received from us.
3:7 For, ye yourselves, know, how needful it is to be imitating us, in that we were not disorderly among you,
3:8 Nor, as a free-gift, did eat, bread, from anyone, but, with toil and hardship, night and day, working, -- that we might not burden any of you; --
3:9 Not because we have not authority, but that, ourselves, as an ensample, we might hold forth unto you, -- to the end ye might he imitating us.
3:10 For, even when we were with you, this, were we giving in charge unto you, -- that, if any will not work, neither let him eat!
3:11 We hear, in fact, of some who are walking among you in a disorderly way, at nothing, working, yet too busily working!
3:12 Now, such as these, we charge and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ, -- that, with quietness, working, their own bread, they be eating.
3:13 But, ye, brethren, be not weary in well-doing; --
3:14 And, if anyone be not giving ear unto our word through means of this letter, on this one, set a mark -- not to be mixing yourselves up with him, -- that he may be reproved;
3:15 And, not as an enemy, be esteeming him, but be admonishing him, as a brother.
3:16 But may, the Lord of peace himself, give you peace, always, in every way. The Lord, be with you all.
3:17 The salutation of Paul -- with my own hand, which is a sign in every letter: thus, I write.
3:18 The favour of our Lord Jesus Christ, be with you all.