The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the
THESSALONIANS
-- Literal Translation of the Holy Bible - Copyright 1976 - 2000 --

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2 Thessalonians 1
1 Paul and Silvanus and Timothy to the assembly of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
3 Brothers, we are bound to give thanks to God always concerning you, even as it is right, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of each one of you multiplies toward one another,
4 so as for us to boast ourselves in you in the assemblies of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions, and the afflictions which you endure,
5 a clear token of the just judgment of God, for you to be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you indeed suffer;
6 since it is a just thing with God to pay back tribulation to the ones troubling you,
7 and to give you, those being afflicted, relief with us at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from Heaven with angels of His power,
8 in flaming fire giving full vengeance to those not knowing God, and to those not obeying the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, Isa. 66:15; Jer. 10:25
9 who will pay the penalty: everlasting destruction from the face of the Lord, "and from the glory of His strength," Isa. 2:19
10 when He comes to be glorified in His saints, and to be admired in all those who believe in that Day, because our testimony to you was believed.
11 For which we also continually pray concerning you, that our God would deem you worthy of the calling, and would fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness, and work of faith in power,
12 so that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and you in Him, according to the grace of our God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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2 Thessalonians 2
1 And, brothers, we entreat you, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of our gathering together to Him,
2 for you not to be quickly shaken in the mind, nor to be disturbed, neither through a spirit, nor through speech, nor through letter, as through us, as if the Day of Christ has come.
3 Do not let anyone deceive you in any way, because that Day will not come unless first comes the falling away, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,
4 the one opposing and exalting himself over everything being called God, or object of worship, so as for him "to sit in the temple of God" as God, setting forth himself, that he is God. Dan. 11:36; Eze. 28:2
5 Do you not remember that I told you these things, I yet being with you?
6 And now you know the thing holding back, for him to be revealed in his time.
7 For the mystery of lawlessness already is working, only he is holding back now, until it comes out of the midst.
8 And then "the Lawless One" will be revealed, "whom" "the Lord" "will consume" "by the spirit of His mouth," and will bring to nought by the brightness of His presence. Isa. 11:4
9 His coming is according to the working of Satan in all power and miraculous signs and lying wonders,
10 and in all deceit of unrighteousness in those being lost, because they did not receive the love of the truth in order for them to be saved.
11 And because of this, God will send to them a working of error, for them to believe the lie,
12 that all may be judged, those not believing the truth, but who have delighted in unrighteousness.
13 But we ought to thank God always concerning you, brothers, beloved by the Lord, because God chose you from the beginning to salvation in sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth,
14 to which He called you through our gospel, to obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
15 So, then, brothers, stand firm and strongly hold the teachings you were taught, whether by word or by our letter.
16 But may our Lord Himself, Jesus Christ, and our God and Father, the One having loved us and having given everlasting comfort and good hope by grace,
17 encourage your hearts, and may He establish you in every good word and work.

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2 Thessalonians 3
1 For the rest, brothers, pray concerning us, that the Word of the Lord may run and be glorified, even as also it has with you,
2 and that we may be delivered from perverse and evil men. For faith is not in all men.
3 But the Lord is faithful who will establish and will guard you from the evil.
4 But we are persuaded in the Lord as to you, that whatever things we have commanded you, you both do and you will do.
5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.
6 And we enjoin you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to draw yourselves back from every brother walking in a disorderly way, and not according to the teaching which you received from us.
7 For you yourselves know how it is right to act like us, because we were not disorderly among you;
8 nor did we eat bread from anyone as a gift, but by labor and toil, working night and day in order not to burden anyone of you.
9 Not that we do not have authority, but that we give ourselves as an example to you, for you to act like us.
10 For even when we were with you, we commanded this to you: If anyone does not desire to work, neither let him eat.
11 For we hear some are walking in a disorderly way among you, not working at all, but being busybodies.
12 And we command such and exhort through our Lord Jesus Christ that working with quietness, they may eat their own bread.
13 And you, brothers, do not lose heart in well doing.
14 But if anyone does not obey our Word through the letter, mark that one, and do not associate with him, that he be shamed.
15 But do not count him as one hostile, but warn him as a brother.
16 And may the Lord of peace Himself continually give peace to you in every way. The Lord be with all of you.
17 The greeting of Paul by my hand is the sign in every letter; so I write.
18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

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Scripture taken from the Literal Translation of the Holy Bible
Copyright 1976 - 2000
By Jay P. Green, Sr.
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