3 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;
2 And that we may be rescued from the presuming and wicked men; For not all hold the faith.
3 Faithful is the Lord,—who will confirm you and guard you from the wicked one:
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;—
5 But may the Lord guide your hearts Into the love of God, And into the endurance of the Christ.
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.
7 For ye yourselves know how needful it is to be imitating us, In that we were not disorderly among you
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;—
9 Not because we have not authority, But that ourselves as an ensample we might hold forth unto you,—To the end ye might be imitating us.
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!
11 We hear in fact of some who are walking among you in a disorderly way, At nothing working yet too busily working!
12 Now such as these we charge and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ,—That with quietness working Their own bread they be eating.
13 But ye brethren, Be not weary in well-doing;—
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;
15 And not as an enemy be esteeming him, But be admonishing him as a brother.
16 But may the Lord of peace himself give you peace, Always in every way. The Lord be with you all.
17 The salutation of Paul—with my own hand, Which is a sign in every letter: Thus I write.
18 The favour of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.