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] Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of
the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus
] We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it
is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every
one of you all toward each other aboundeth;
] So that we ourselves
glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your
persecutions and tribulations that ye endure:
] Which is a manifest
token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the
kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:
] Seeing it is a righteous
thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;
And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed
from heaven with his mighty angels,
] In flaming fire taking
vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord
] Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction
from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them
that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that
] Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would
count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his
goodness, and the work of faith with power:
] That the name of our
Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace
of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
] Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our
Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
] That ye
be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor
by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
] Let no
man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a
falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of
] Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is
called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of
God, shewing himself that he is God.
] Remember ye not, that, when I
was yet with you, I told you these things?
] And now ye know what
withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
] For the mystery
of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be
taken out of the way.
] And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom
the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the
brightness of his coming:
] Even him, whose coming is after the
working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they
received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a
] That they all might be damned who believed not the truth,
but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
] But we are bound to give
thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from
the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and
belief of the truth:
] Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to
the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether
by word, or our epistle.
] Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and
God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting
consolation and good hope through grace,
] Comfort your hearts, and
stablish you in every good word and work.
] Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the
Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with
] And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked
men: for all men have not faith.
] But the Lord is faithful, who
shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.
] And we have confidence
in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we
] And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God,
and into the patient waiting for Christ.
] Now we command you,
brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from
every brother that walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition which he
received of us.
] For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for
we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you;
] Neither did we eat
any man's bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day,
that we might not be chargeable to any of you:
] Not because we have
not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow
] For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that
if any would not work, neither should he eat.
] For we hear that
there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are
] Now them that are such we command and exhort by our
Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own
] But ye, brethren, be not weary in well
] And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note
that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.
Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.
the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with
] The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the
token in every epistle: so I write.
] The grace of our Lord Jesus
Christ be with you all. Amen.